Keen to take in some of that ”˜bracing sea air’, the Balderdash family have joined the many other Britons that make the pilgrimage to the coast for sun, sea and sand each summer.
Unfortunately their stay has coincided with a rather gruesome murder. Eustace Tait, friend of the family and a well known art and antiquities dealer, has been found dead on the promenade.
Brigadier John Balderdash – Head of the family
Wealthy and loud, Brigadier Balderdash expects his family to be well drilled and operating at peak efficiency.
Charlotte (Lottie) Balderdash – The Brigadier’s wife
Homely and comfortable, Lottie dotes on her husband and her daughter and has very few faults.
Carlotta (Lotta) Balderdash – The Brigadier’s daughter
Never without her sketch pad, Carlotta creates sculptures and has an artistic temperament which matches her appearance.
Vincent Creswell – Traditional English Gentleman
Chivalrous and car-mad, Vincent Creswell is reliable, honest and absolutely scrupulous.
Reverend Verde – The local vicar
Submissive and carefully enunciated, Reverend Verde enjoys his garden, his knitting, and tending to his Christian flock.
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 13 and older.
Murder - Two murders are undertaken, so violence is suggested.
Suggestive Themes - Mild provocative references or materials, love tangles mentioned, non-sexual.