In the small village of Kilgeesa in Ireland, the Fiddler tavern is the hub of the community. With regular musicians, a friendly atmosphere and all the best Irish brews on draft, the Fiddler is the place to go for good food, good ale and a good time.
Tonight however, not everyone is having a good time. The local tax inspector, Toby Shure, is dead, so he is! His body has been found outside in the yard of the Tavern! From a first glance, he appears to have been lamped over the head by something blunt.
It’s pretty obvious that this blunt force trauma was not self-inflicted. This means that someone inside the Fiddler is a murderer, so they are! The question is… who?
Ginny Ess – Landlady
A fiery redhead with an ample bust, Ginny has a winning smile and is popular with all the local punters.
Seamus All – Jockey
Rarely without his riding hat and often seen in jodhpurs, Seamus’ colours are as popular on the racing field as he is with the girls.
Dani Boye – Singer
A fun-loving folk singer, Dani comes with her own guitar and cannot help but break into song even when the pipes, the pipes aren’t playing.
Murphy Slaw – Unlucky labourer
A hard worker in checked shirt and jeans, Murphy is rarely seen without either a barrow, spade or plough.
Sian Bollick – Father Ned’s housekeeper
Accident prone but with a winning smile, Sian is always there to offer consolation and cups of tea whether you want them or not.
Father Ned – Priest
Never without his dog collar, Father Ned may be quietly spoken but he has a strong sarcastic streak.
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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