Dinner Party Style Scripts

Suitable for 12-120 guests. Ideal for novice hosts, this is an expanded play version of a standard dinner party game to involve more guests. No rehearsal is needed. Only one member of the cast needs to be "in the know".

  • Murder on the Disorientated Express – Large group script

    The Disorientated Express, probably one of the most luxurious trains in the world, is always fully booked. Even now, in 1938, with war looming menacingly on the horizon, her luxury Pullman coaches are packed with traveling rich and famous making their way from Istanbul to Constantinople.

    The train has excelled in reliability and punctuality over the years, but today all that is about to change. A famous rocket designer known as Werner Von Black, has been discovered in his sleeping compartment – dead.

    The only question is: who killed him?

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  • A Bad Vintage – Large group script

    The Grand Cru estate, situated on the fertile slopes of the Loire Valley in France, is a small family run vineyard with considerable rustic charm and appeal.

    The owners of the estate, Max and Demi Liter, regularly host wine tasting evenings which allow their guests to sample the latest bottlings and place orders ahead of the big conglomerates.

    Unfortunately for the guests this evening, the vintage had more body than they were expecting. Max Liter has been discovered dead in a vat of wine.

    Who killed him and why?

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  • Who Killed Cupid? – Large group script

    The impending marriage of Joan Bollins, glamorous star of stage and screen to Valentine Cupid – a mere wedding singer, has been the talk of Hollywood for months.

    The wedding plans are extravagant – lavish – unprecedented, with the most romantic venue, fabulous flowers, and an exquisite menu, all of which was booked at very short notice to make sure the wedding happened on the most romantic date in the year – St. Valentine’s Day!

    With Joan Bollins firmly in control of the wedding the guests are ready for anything – anything that is except the groom arriving at the venue dead!

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  • You Only Die Once – Large group script

    After many years of exemplary service M (the head of MI 6) is retiring. And what a bash it is! Friends, colleagues, and even criminal masterminds have put in an appearance. In fact, it would be safe to say that everyone who is anyone is there to see he gets a good send off.

    Well, everyone that is except Roger Damsels, 006 ¾, MI 6’s top secret agent. When a search is undertaken for the celebrated spy, he is discovered dead in his room, leaving M with one last crime to solve before he can retire.

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  • Which Guide Lied? – Large group script

    Every Girl Guide promises to do her best and the members of the Griffin Patrol are certainly no exception. This patrol is famous for their fun activities and camaraderie and its members headed out on the current camping activity certain that a good time would be enjoyed by all.

    And everyone was having a good time…until Peg Puller didn’t show up when the dinner gong sounded. She was discovered in her tent…dead!  Who had killed Peg Puller?

    Which Guide lied?

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  • Death comes to Downturn – Large group script

    Downturn Shabby, the ancestral home of the Earl and Countess of Grandham is hosting a shooting party, but when the Earl is found dead in the library suspicion falls not on the blood-thirsty men who are grouse-shooting, but the gossiping, tea-drinking ladies who have gathered for the evening’s dinner party.

    The question on everyone’s lips is who hand bagged the Earl and why?

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  • The Great British Bump Off – Large group script

    Tension is high inside the big white tent because it’s time for this year’s bakers to face judgment and elimination. But wait! Stop those timers! Our esteemed judge, Shaw G. Bottom has just been discovered dead in the judge’s tent. The bread round just turned into the dead round.

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  • T’was a death before Christmas – Large group script

    Every year in the small country village of Mid-Trimming the residents come together to sing carols through the village streets.

    This year the carol singers descended on Mid-Trimming Manor, owned by the wealthy miser, Bob Scratchitt. Everyone was surprised when he agreed to play host, but they were even more amazed when he was discovered dead in his own lounge!

    So much for being a season of goodwill and glad tidings; this Christmas it looks as though someone had some very ill will indeed! The question is: who?

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@TrevorIsGood they aren't as expensive to run as you think... and you could get everyone to "bring a plate" so you don't even have to cater.
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Flexible and fun!

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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