Death by Chocolate

Murder at Cleatham Hall

DATE: 29th October

TIME: 6.30 for a 7.00pm start

TICKETS: £55 – include a complimentary drink on arrival and a fabulous three course meal.

Get 2 bottles of Prosecco free if you book a table of 8

(Vegetarian and allergy sufferers catered for with advance notice)

LOCATION:  Cleatham Hall
Manton, North Lincolnshire
United Kingdom
DN21 4JS

Free car parking is available at the venue.

THEME :  Willy Wonka Themed – no need for fancy dress, but if you feel you wish to – don’t let us stop you!

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Wonky Chocolates were at one time the best known chocolate brand in the world, renowned for its originality and flavour.

Guests have been gathering all day for a spectacular press launch of a brand new selection of unique chocolates; a range quite unlike any other! However, before the launch party can get underway, disaster strikes!  Mrs Pail, mother of Freddo and one of the executives within the company, is found dead, surrounded by chocolates.

The question is… who killed her and why?

The Suspects:

Willy Wonky – Executive consultant.
More than a little eccentric and full of wacky ideas, Willy has a childlike charm about him and a very sweet tooth!

Freddo Pail – Owner of the chocolate factory.
Mentally agile and with a good head for business, Freddo enjoys life and lives it to the max.

Klaus Tutite – Food critic.
A man with celebrity status and used to having people run after his every whim, Klaus is larger than life at any gathering and a difficult man to please.

Violet Noregard – Marketing director.
Talkative and extremely flirtatious, Violet is always the centre of any conversation and very easy on the eye.

Verucca Pepper – Celebrated journalist.
A real fashionista, dripping with jewels, Verucca is a girl who knows what she likes.

Goldie Ticket – Personal Assistant to Freddo.
Attractive and enchanting, Goldie gives out a glow all of her own in any room she enters.


Home-made chicken liver pate with red onion marmalade and crusty bread Or Sautéed mushrooms in a creamy garlic sauce in a warm pastry case


Melon duo with berries and fruit coulis
Slow cooked pork loin stuffed with Lincolnshire sausage meat and served with a cider sauce


Pan fried chicken breast with a chardonnay and leek sauce


Roast vegetable crumble
All served with buttered potatoes and seasonal vegetables


Chocolate profiteroles with warm chocolate sauce


White chocolate and raspberry torte


Tart au citron served with Chantilly cream.


Tea and coffee

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This is an adult event - if you have children who'd like to attend, please call us so we can discuss the plot themes with you and ensure your children are mature enough to deal with them and you won't have any "awkward" moments the night!

While we know what our actors are likely to say, we do not have any idea what the public may say - and very often this leads to more mature themes coming out.


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I would like to thank you and your colleague for helping contribute towards our successful conference last month.  Everyone really seemed to enjoy the evening and it was rewarding that so many delegates were able to participate in addition to the main "Actors".  Our conference evaluation froms included the following comments:
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Sarah Spencer (Cleethorpes Chronicle)

I had no idea what to expect before purchasing a ticket for Old, New, Borrowed, Blue, which was being staged at a nearby hotel, and feared it might involve taking part in some way. However thankfully for me no acting was necessary, just some amateur sleuthing. "Wedding guests" of which I was one, were called upon to move from room to room in the hotel in groups, questioning a number of possible murderers with the aim of solving the mystery of the dead bridegroom. The interviewees were really fun characters and gave us all some good laughs. Of course they all had motives and it was a case of identifying the shiftiest. The wedding theme was particularly good, as it fitted well with the venue, the buffet that was part of the evening (with a wedding cake in the middle) and the fact that everyone had been able to dress up to fit in without going to the trouble of fancy dress. I didn't think I had enough "evidence" to actually accuse anyone but later regretted not even writing down my first guess as it wouldn't have been too far off the mark. The evening was great fun and everyone seemed to enjoy it and take part. I would definitely recommend Old, New, Borrowed, Blue as good for getting even reluctant or first-time mystery party-goers involved.  

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