My daughter said to me this evening. “Wouldn’t it be fun mummy if we could be IN Midsomer Murders for real, interview the suspects and work out who the killer was ourselves?”
It surprised me… she’s been the daughter of a fictional assassin as long as she’s been alive, and despite me going out at weekends running murder mystery events, she had no idea that was exactly what a murder mystery evening was.
Which made me wonder… how many people actually know what to expect when they come to a murder mystery evening, and if you see one advertised on a hotel bill board, what exactly ARE you expecting?
While I’d like to give you a definite answer, and you’d think, running a murder mystery company we could provide an exact response to the question – the very fact is, every company runs them differently.
Even we have more than one format we run when we’re event managing, so depending on which style of night you attend, you can expect a very different experience.
Some murder mystery evenings you’ll watch a team of actors performing in front of you, while you eat a three course meal, and have the chance to interrogate them. Other evenings you’ll rove around a venue, and take part in a live action cluedo style evening, with murder weapons and suspects in different rooms to interrogate. And yet another night you might find it’s you that the suspect and you’ll take part in some impromptu acting and join in with some interrogations and evidence analysis.
If you’re fund raising, and want to run an evening yourself, it’s often hard to know where to start.
We supply four different styles of scripts for large group evenings on this website, and it’s sometimes it’s very hard to pick between them. We’ve produced a short guide on the different formats of script available to help you pick – which you can review here: Which game script should I choose?
But unlike many other on-line retailers – we are actually REAL people in the office, and are very happy to chat to you, find out what sort of evening you want to run, which is going to be easiest for you to host and will give you some advice and find the right script and style for your budget.
Just call us. It’s what we’re here for, and you too could have your very own “live Midsomer Murders”.