The year is 1944 and after 5 long years, Britain and its Allies are finally turning the tide in Europe. The German Forces are on the retreat and in the garrison town of Folkestone the mood is cautiously optimistic.
Emotions are high as news reaches Britain that Field Marshall Erwin Rommel has died. Without the wily “dessert fox” leading the German forces, the Allies are confident, now more than ever, that an end is in sight.
Gathering at The Grand this evening, civilians and enlisted personnel are buzzing with the news, but as they reach the doors, it isn’t one of the staff that receives them, but rather the police. It seems Ivor Bookin, the current manager of the Grand is dead. The question is – who killed him?
Sly Backander – Spiv
Sharply dressed and quick-witted, Sly has a clever patter and a knack for getting his hands on anything required.
April Showers – Land army girl
A pretty girl and a hard worker, April loves letting her hair down at the weekends.
Paul De Curtin – ARP warden
Invalided home and working as a teacher, Paul remains ready and alert and is not afraid to push his weight around.
Dr. Hans Olloffer – Doctor
A refugee from Denmark, Hans is a respected member of the community. His calm bedside manner is popular with all the ladies!
Penny Sillin – Nurse
Working at the local military hospital, Penny has nursed many soldiers back to health. She is never short of company at the local dances!
Dee Cryption – WRAF
Friendly and outgoing, Dee loves socialising and has the perfect voice for radio communication. She really makes the pilots keen to come home.
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.
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