An Award Night Fright!

Each year, actors and actresses, directors, scriptwriters and producers wait eagerly for their Silver Screen nominations and subsequent invitation to the Silver Screen Awards Festival. This year has been no exception.

First up are the nominations for Best Director. However – it looks like nothing is going to go “all right on the night” Award Nominee Steven Speilsman is dead!

The press is having a field day and there is no doubt in their mind that his death is the result of foul play – murder to be exact!

From: £149.99

Earn up to 290 Loyalty Points.

If you are running this for fundraising or not for profit.
You can save 65% – just register for a special code.

This Game is Rated:


This game contains:

Content that may be suitable for ages 17 and older.

Mature Humor – Depictions or dialogue involving “adult” humor, including sexual references and innuendo
Sexual Themes – Depictions of complex relationships. Provocative references and materials, references to extra marital affairs, love tangles and sexual favours for acting advancement.
Murder – Two murders have been undertaken, so violence is suggested. One murder occurs during the game. One additional murder is also referred to in the game materials.

What is included?

Example pre-printed boxed set

  • Full instructions

  • Scripts for each cast member

  • Invitation flyer (which you can copy to requirements)

  • Table Clues (part A and B)

  • Guest instruction handouts x 12 copies

  • CD-ROM of printable files you can use to print duplicate materials as needed


3 reviews for An Award Night Fright!

  1. Happy Customer

    Another great night… an excellent script… straightforward and easy to follow. With advice and help from Jo we were able to adapt the storyline to run an event for over 120 guests. Once again the cast were excellent in their individual roles and kept everyone guessing until the final round, making sure everyone had a great time. Our next event is already sold out with many guests planning to attend again. As a fund raiser it was perfect, helped to raise money for a worthwhile charity. It can easily be adapted for a staff awards night Many thanks Jo for your help… looking forward to the next one already

Add a review


How it works:

This format of game is ideal for novice hosts.

This particular game format requires 7 (or 8) cast who can also participate as “detectives” to if wished, use of 1 large room with stage area, and a few easy to obtain prop clues.

This mystery requires very little rehearsal time, and the cast do not need to learn any lengthy back story. Cast can usually manage to perform the short skits after just 30 minutes to an hour run through on the day, or can act “script in hand” throughout the performance.

Two murders occurs during the event. Usually one happens before the first script (and is announced within that script, and one occurs mid way through the evening.

Your guests will play the role of detectives. You can have any number of detectives, your only limit is the size of your room, and confidence of your cast. Performing for large groups over 100 in number, your cast may benefit from added sound support.

The audience will watch 2 fully acted scenes, witness two murders and will be required to solve the case by bartering and exchanging clues between the teams in order to see as much information about the case as possible.

This style of murder mystery usually works best with 40+ guests.

Each “download and print at home” kit is provided as a zip file containing a set of PDF files for you to print at home, and a selection of MP3 files to use on the night.

Each dinner party game requires use of a printer and A4 paper (approx. 80 sheets for a 6 player kit – 240 sheets for a 20 player kit), envelopes so you can send out your invitations, and either a laptop or MP3 player (e.g. an ipod) to play the inspector MP3s; OR a CD burner so you can burn the MP3s onto a CD to run in an ordinary CD player.

When you order the game you’ll be sent a link to download the files you need.  The file will be a zip file.  This can be opened with a zip compatible program on your computer.  If you struggle to open zip files – we can email you the game directly over several emails instead – just contact us after purchase to arrange this.

You will download the following files:

  • How to use this game
  • Instructions for running the murder mystery
  • Making the most of your theme- ideas for decoration / activities.
  • Invitations
  • Character Booklets (available in single sided printer and double sided printer format)
  • Scripted for the inspector character (available in single sided printer and double sided printer format)
  • Solution script for the inspector character (needed when printing from the single sided copy)
  • MP3 files for the inspector character (dialogue and solution)
  • Hints and tips
  • Recipe suggestions
  • Money off voucher towards next purchase

This is the easiest way to play.  Everything you need will arrive in a box, pre-printed, directly to your door.

You will receive through the post:

  • Instruction booklet (includes hints and tips)
  • Invitations and envelopes for all the guests
  • Character booklets
  • CD of the inspector
  • Inspector script in a sealed envelope so you don’t find out the solution by accident!
  • Making the most of your theme and recipe suggestion booklet.
  • Money off voucher towards next purchase (printed inside the booklets)

We always ship within 24 hours meaning orders arrive as quickly as possible.

As each game is printed on demand, we can also provide a customisation service on any order.  See details further down the page on what we can do to tailor this game to your party.

Characters in the game:

Detective Inspector Beverly Hills – The police officer sent to solve the crime
Efficient in her own peculiar way, Beverly Hills has an unusual method of solving crimes – she involves everyone! (This part can be played by the person who plays Tom Spanks and the character name changed to “Bobby Wood” if preferred.)

Mike Rafone
 – Compere
Tall, dark and handsome, Mike enjoys the limelight and likes play to the cameras. He is a chatty conversationalist but not a flirt. He has eyes only for one woman, namely Kate Windswept.

Tom Spanks – Director
A womaniser and egotistical, Tom Spanks likes to throw his weight around and doesn’t take “no” for an answer. He likes to order people around and is very aware of his V.I.P. status and likes others to know too.

Goldie Pawn – Actress
Blonde, short and narcissistic, Goldie is only interested in herself and in her fame. She flirts with any men she thinks will give her a role in a movie and likes to get her face in front of the camera as often as possible.

Uma Turnon – Actress
Tall, beautiful and elegant, Uma is a natural star with an excellent figure.

Kate Windswept
 – Compere’s glamorous assistant.
Beautiful, glamorous and poised, Kate is a natural on stage if a little naive off it.

Meg Tryin
 – Runner
Used to working behind the scenes, Meg is uncomfortable, but delightful in her fancy frock. Meg enjoys her work and is very sociable and chatty. She has been tasked with the job of making sure all the directors are catered for and has been keeping busy running ensuring the evening runs smoothly.