Just this morning, with guile and cunning more usually seen in foxes graduating from cunning school, Lord Less, the Lord High Executioner has managed to extract the name of the Spanish mole in the palace, but before he can bring the news to the Queen, he is discovered dead at the bottom of a flight of stairs, his head, partially severed from his neck by an axe which looks to have been wielded by a decorative suit of armour.
Was his death an accident? Or is it more likely his murder was undertaken by the Spanish spy to conceal their identity. If so…who is it, and can anyone uncover the murderer before they strike again?
Queen E. – Her Royal Highness
Spoiled and just a little silly, Queen E. can have a fiery temper when crossed and is not above sending people to the scaffold on a whim.
Molly Coddle -Lady-in-waiting
Slightly dotty but endearing none the less, Molly was Nursey to the young Queen and remains her closest and most trusted lady-in-waiting at the Royal Court.
Lord Filchitt – Chamberlain
Ever at the Queen’s ear, Lord Filchitt is one of the most powerful men in England and not afraid to demonstrate his loyalty to the throne by any means required.
Lord Edmund Vipernoir -Court advisor
Dashing and intelligent, Lord Vipernoir is somewhat Machiavellian in his outlook, but very charming in tights…
Bladderwrack – Servant
The intellectual equivalent of pond slime and probably as odorous, Bladderwrack has been the humble servant of the Vipernoir family for many years.
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 - provocative references and materials throughout (typical of a blackadder episode), sexual humour, "Woofing", rude gestures, and crude humour.