Tucked away on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds, Healing Manor is a fine example of a traditional estate dwelling. Over the last few months, both the manor and its grounds have been lovingly restored and improved to create a unique leisure experience.
Unfortunately, this evening’s opening night has been thrown into disarray by the discovery of a dead body in the manor’s grounds; the current owner of Healing Manor, Mark Roundim.
Rather than lose business, Miss Tracy Roundim, the daughter of the deceased, has put her grief to one side and decided to use the murder to the hotel’s advantage, offering all the guests the opportunity to take part in a real murder enquiry!
Viscountess Agatha Crusty (Previous owner of the Manor)
Maturing like vintage wine, Viscountess Crusty is a feisty lady with a very dry sense of humour.
Miss Lucinda Marbles (Companion to Viscountess Crusty)
Refined and homely, Miss Lucinda Marbles is an honourable and respectable lady and the perfect companion to Viscountess Crusty.
Ivor Spade (Groundsman)
Earthy and strong, Ivor knows every inch of the manor grounds and has been working the land his entire life.
Tracy Roundim (Daughter of the deceased)
Attractive, efficient and friendly, Tracy knows how to make every guest at the manor feel welcome.
Matt Finish (Painter/decorator)
Responsible for renovating and redecorating the manor house, rumour has it that Matt Finish is in love with more than just the building.
Al Dente (Chef)
Arrogant, with limited patience and a fierce temper, Al Dente has a partiality for the culinary wine.
Ben Wanderin (Vagrant)
Dirty and dishevelled Ben Wanderin has been sleeping rough in the stables and smells distinctly of horses.
Detective Inspector Dick Lacey (Detective)
Detective Inspector Dick Lacey is the detective sent to solve the case. He provides the solution speech at the end of the evening.
Multi-room events are designed to be run in multiple rooms in a venue and are a great way of showing off your premises, or getting maximum footfall through what would otherwise be too small a venue for a traditional murder mystery evening.
These events have proved very popular with the guests, as it encourages them to interrogate the suspects and locate clues hidden around the building. There are usually seven to eight cast, one murder occurs before the evening and the crime scene is set up in one of the rooms in the venue.
We usually suggest a roving buffet as the guests move between rooms, but some venues prefer to have a formal two course meal mid-way through the evening.
For these events guests require a special handout and a pen / pencil to keep track of information presented to them.
We usually suggest greeting all the guests at the door and providing them with a free welcome drink and special colour coded tickets which contain a unique circular order to avoid bottle necks. A sample route is below.
7.15 Terrace Suite
7.40 Crime Scene
8.30 Function Room
8.55 Blue Room
9.20 Ball Room
9.45 Terrace Suite
10.15 Call for answer sheets
10.30 Solution – Ball Room
Multi-room games are perfect for guest houses or big country mansions and work well in more unusual venues. We can even tailor a game to include visiting suspects outside!
While we do have a selection of popular themes “ready to go” – we know from experience that these games work best if written for a venue.
Content that may be suitable for ages 13 and older.
Murder - One murder has been undertaken, violence is suggested.
Suggestive Themes - Mild provocative references or materials.