Chinatown in the City of Westminster, London, is a thriving district packed with oriental delights. This thriving Chinese community supports a wealth of restaurants, bakeries, supermarkets, souvenir shops and other Chinese businesses from traditional laundries to apothecaries, and it’s become the go-to district for a truly oriental experience.
In the heart of the district, lies the Peking Dragon run by Chew Sum Fat; a traditional establishment catering to Chinese residents and those seeking the finest and most authentic culinary experience.
Many have wondered at the ingredients of it’s famous dishes, with recipes handed down through the family through generations. This evening however, it seems the chef will no longer be passing on those secrets as he has been found dead in the kitchen. The question is…which of the patrons is responsible?
Shona Seat – Waitress
Feisty and lacking in patience, Shona has a terrible attitude towards customers yet somehow manages to keep her job!
Mina Banghard – Soup Buyer
Dressed for business yet with a very sultry attitude, Mina has an eye for trends and always gets what she wants.
Confuse-us – Philosophical regular
A deep thinker, who seems to always have plenty of time on his hands, Confuse-us is prone to quoting sayings.
Mary Poppouts – British Nanny
Very much of the old school, Mary Poppouts has been known to scold adults for their lack of manners and has an odd tendency to break into song now and again.
Fu Man Chew – Business Tycoon
Always with an eye on global domination, Fu Man Chew has his fingers in many pies and a larger than life personality.
Ching Ching Boom – Chinese Embassy Staff
With many hidden qualities on top of her oriental beauty, Ching Ching Boom is always in demand, but very hard to catch.
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 13 and above.
Some hints at sexual themes, but nothing explicit, it's all innuendo.