It’s 1912 and Britain is in a time of peace.
Despite the Titanic’s tragic voyage earlier in the year, the mood is optimistic and to celebrate the coming of age of his youngest daughter, Lord and Lady Clynton of Godlinton House have opened their doors for a house party on a scale quite unlike any other.
With fine wines and a banquet fit for the king himself being readied, the servants have been talking of little else for weeks.
However, nestled in the heart of this distinguished family lays a secret; one which has threatened to expose everyone to scandal. As the guests arrive for the celebrations they discover that the butler, Clarkson, is dead! Someone in the house is responsible but who could it be?
Lord Clynton – The Earl of Glentham
Strong and masculine, with a stiff upper lip and a perfect set of tails, Robert Clynton is the head of the household and a proud, educated man.
Lady Clynton – American Heiress and wife of Lord Clynton
Aristocratic and demure, Cora Clynton is always perfectly coiffured and has only a very mild accent and a very genteel manner.
Phyllis Clynton – The youngest daughter
Excitable and enthusiastic, Phyllis Clynton is out to make the most of her debut into society and is dressed in the latest fashion from London.
The Dowager Countess – The mother of Lord Clynton
The matriarch of the family and proud of her status, Violet Clynton is conservatively dressed and nothing passes her keen eyes.
Will Barrow – First footman
Appropriately dressed and very polite Will Barrow is used to blending in to the background any social event.
Matthew Clynton – The up and coming heir to the estate.
Well turned out although somewhat uncomfortable in high society, Matthew is making the most of the evening and is suitably attired for the occasion.
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 including:
Mentions of marital affairs
Mentions of running away