Licensed to Murder!

Clan Hay Present:

Licensed to Murder – murder mystery evening at Crathes Castle.

Tartan Ties – supported by Visit Scotland

DATE:  Friday 5th August 2016

TIME: 7pm

TICKETS: £48 which includes a three course dinner and wine.

DRESS CODE:  Black Tie/Tartan

LOCATION: Crathes Castle


AB31 5QJ

For further details or to book, contact Pam Rotheroe-Hay:

Phone – 07777672059

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Hugging the coastline of a tropical island retreat is the luxury hotel known to all as the Hotel Royale. With a casino, gym, spa and pool to compliment the variety of five star rooms, this hotel attracts the rich and famous, celebrities and stars. Having a ‘no questions asked’ policy, the Hotel Royale is also known to play host to many clandestine meetings. It would not be uncommon to come across smuggling operations or criminal exchanges occurring within its walls.

This evening, one of the regular guests has been found dead in his room. With no planes due to leave the island until tomorrow and nowhere else to stay, it means someone in the hotel – in fact, someone in the restaurant! – is the killer of Fransisco Scaryminger!

With such a mix of spies and villains within the walls, which one did the dirty deed?

This is an audience participation night and we’ll be asking for volunteers to take part as our suspects.

If you fancy any of the roles below – tell the hotel when you book your tickets!

Roger Damsels – MI6 Spy
Sauve and sophisticated, Roger has enough witty patter and chat up lines to titillate and amuse any number of eligible lays! He always has a gun in his pocket, whether he’s pleased to see you or not!

Ivanna Romp – Russian Spy
Proud of her Russian heritage and very alluringly dressed, Ivanna is not a girl to be trifled with.

Ernst Fuzzyfelt – No 1. at Spectre
With a massive ego and a white cat that goes everywhere with him, Ernst has a foreign accent and is impeccably dressed.

Bunny Ryder – Shell diver
In a bikini or dressed in relaxed Caribbean style, Bunny is very easy on the eye and a recent conquest of Damsels.

Oddnob – Chinese Henchman.
More British than the British, Oddnob is usually seen in a black suit with a bowler hat, but he often goes out incognito on social occaisions.

Diane Otherday – Spy
Smart, sophisticated and incredibly attractive, Diane Otherday has always been able to turn heads.

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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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We contacted Red-Herring-Games for a party for a special occasion. Why going to restaurants to eat is the preferred activity to mark milestones is beyond me and my friends.   The choice of mystery was obvious, looking at the options from New Zealand on the web Red Herring stuck out from the international options.  A quick look at the site and games showed subtlety as well a range of choices.  The numbers you could have for each evening was important,  Red Herring had scaling options a good range of scenarios but most importantly were Jo and team being flexible, responsive and helpful.

Rachel McWilliam, Arts Development Officer, Lincs Inspire

Thank you Red Herring Games for the marvellous 'Murder!  Cargo Connections?' event that you organised for us as part of Museums at Night at the Fishing Heritage Centre in Grimsby. The whole evening went so well and was brilliant fun.  I know from all the feedback that our visitors had a fantastic time. It was really good working with you and I have no doubt that we will do again in the not too distant future.  

A. Nonymous (council employee)

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:
  • "Enjoyed the evening entertainment!"
  • The evening entertainment was great and the confusion made it great fun!"
With thanks and best wishes.

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.  

Alan Young (Personal Touch Mortgages)

What a cracking nights entertainment! We don't get out much nowadays with 2 kids and this was exactly what we were looking for in a good night out. Lots of fun with tongue firmly in cheek and everyone kept guessing whodunnit right to the very end. Would definitely attend another!!!!!  


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