Tucked away in the French Alps lies the prominent and ostentacious holiday hotel, Chateaux Bonque. Run by Maria Lanzarote, a battleaxe of a hotel manager, the chateaux has played host to numerous celebrities and VIPs over the years.
This weekend, it has also become the residence of the famed Princess of Goulash, Princess Gala. She has booked in to the chateaux for some pre-nuptual pampering before her wedding to the Sultan of Bongnor – a much older but politically agreeable match for the young royal heir. In her possession is the country’s most prized jewel – the Djinn Diamond – a wedding gift for her new husband and one that will seal the relationship between the two countries for years to come.
Realising that the diamond will arouse the interest of the famed “Ghost”, a master criminal with a penchant for diamonds, the French Surete have sent their best man, Inspector Closet, to protect the jewel. However, this evening , not only is the jewel stolen from right under the inspector’s rather large French nose, but the hotel manager, Maria Lanzarote, is killed too!
Who killed her? Where is the Jewel? Does any of this have anything to do with The Ghost? It’s up to you to decide!
Sir Charles Futon – Millionaire.
Sauve and debonair, Sir Charles Futon is a well-dressed gentleman with an eye for the ladies.
Kayto Wong – Closet’s faithful Chinese manservant.
Incredibly loyal to Closet and always on the point of a fight, Kayto is a master of surprise attacks!
Princess Gala – Princess of Goulash.
Beautiful and beguiling, Princess Gala is a sight to behold and what’s more – unattached!
Inspector Closet – Bumbling police detective.
Well dressed and incredibly enthusiastic, Inspector Closet has only one flaw. He is an idiot.
Simone Closet – Wife of Inspector Closet.
Attractive and long-suffering, Simone Closet longs for a life of adventure.
Lady Claudine Futon – Wife of Sir Charles Futon.
Elegant and Striking, Lady Claudine positively oozes luxury from her every pore.
A participative murder mystery evening is an evening with a difference.
Rather than going out for a meal and being “entertained” by our professional team of actors, here YOU are the suspects!
Participative murder mysteries are great fun for those who love to “ham it up”. If you are chosen as a suspect on the evening you’ll be given your character booklet for the night which will contain any lines you must deliver. You’ll also be given information that your character knows about other suspects and background information you will be revealing about your character throughout the evening. If you need any props we’ll provide them too, all you need to do is turn up, in costume and be prepared for a great night out!
You will be led through the mystery by an inspector, who will be providing you with case information as the evening progresses, as well as helping you all to get in the mood. At the end of the night the inspector will also deliver a summary before you have to guess which of you did the dirty deed. Finally, at the end of the evening, the inspector will reveal all by providing the solution and arresting the guilty party! (Don’t worry – all arrested guests are returned!)
A typical evening runs like this:
7.00pm – Arrive at your venue. Have a drink at the bar and admire each others’ costumes. Depending on the mystery plot you might also be greeted by the “soon to be deceased”. Your character booklets will be provided as you arrive to give you time to “get in character” and if you are chosen as a suspect as part of a larger gathering then you will also be briefed.
7.40pm – The murder is announced! (usually by a scream!)
7.45pm – The inspector arrives and announces the mystery. You will be asked to introduce yourselves.
7.55pm – You are escorted through to your dining table for your first course.
8.10pm – You will led into the first round of evidence gathering, questions and answers.
8.35pm – The inspector will provide more information and you will be served by your main course.
8.50pm – You will led into the second round of evidence gathering, questions and answers.
9. 15pm – The inspector will provide more information and you will be served by your dessert course.
9. 30pm – You will led into the third round of evidence gathering, questions and answers.
9.45pm – You will be served with coffee. The inspector will provide a summary and ask you to provide any concluding statements before guessing “who did it”.
10.00pm – The solution is provided.
Contents suitable for ages 17 and above.