In the picturesque village of Seux, near Amiens on the river Somme, stands ‘Le Petit Coque’ a cafe bar run by Francois Derriere with his wife Claudette and waitress Amelie.
Despite the German occupation of 1940, his life has remained largely unchanged, except that his customers now include the various ranks of German soldiers stationed there.
However the murder of a strange man in the kitchens of ‘Le Petit Coque’ spells trouble for everyone as Francois tries to juggle the relationships he has with his wife, his mistress, the Gestapo, a missing painting, two British Airmen and La Resistance at the same time!
(This is an Allo Allo themed plot.)
Francois Derriere – The owner of ‘Le Petit Coque’.
An affable cafe proprietor Francois enjoys mingling with the guests, his work, and an ongoing affair with Amelie.
Claudette Derriere – The wife of Francois.
Hard working and dependable but not very easy going, Claudette is always polite to her guests whether she likes them or not!
Amelie Boudoir – The waitress at ‘Le Petit Coque’.
A hard-working feisty girl, Amelie is buxom and flirtatiously dressed in a bid to attract more tips from the men at her tables.
Heinrich Von Pinscher – Wermacht Obersturmbannfuehrer (Lt. Colonel.)
A Lt. Colonel in the German army put in charge of Amiens, Von Pinscher is happy so long as he can drink and eat well in the local cafes and bars.
Gunter Schnell – Gestapo Kommisar
Head of the local Gestapo, Schnell does not trust anybody and will stop at nothing to climb the career ladder in the Nazi hierarchy.
If you’re looking for a murder mystery evening which supplies entertaining sleuthing while you dine, then our Dinner Theatre style murder mystery evenings are just what you are looking for.
Each mystery is designed to be run in one room within a hotel/restaurant setting during a three course meal.
There are five suspects (our cast). One murder occurs before the event (the discovery of the body usually begins the evening) and one murder occurs mid-way through the evening.
These mysteries are written as interactive dinner theatre with a series of scripts as well as interactive questioning by the guests. They are fun, melodramatic and engrossing.
Sadly they are usually not usually appropriate for young children due to the number of deaths involved!
Sample running order:
|7.00pm||On arrival, guests are greeted in character by the cast.|
|7.35pm||Round One script – The murder is announced.|
|7.45pm||First course is served.|
|7.50pm||Round Two script – The suspects are identified.|
|8.10pm||Plates are cleared from first course|
|8.20pm||Round Three script – The plot thickens.|
|8.30pm||Main course is served and the actors mingle with the guests giving them the opportunity to ask questions.|
|9.10pm||Round Four script – A second murder.|
|9.20pm||Dessert is served and once again the actors mingle with the guests to allow interrogation!|
|9.50pm||Round Five script – The final revelations.|
|10.00pm||Coffee/tea and formal questions session after which the guests will complete their answer sheets and hand them in.|
|10.20pm||Round Six – The solution and prizes for the winning sleuths.|
Content that may be suitable for ages 17 and older.
Murder - Two murders are undertaken, so violence is suggested.
Suggestive Themes - Mild provocative references or materials, love tangles mentioned.
Two of the cast are having an affair - and a signficant show of affection is displayed during the acting.