The inspector/facilitator role is essential for the game to work. He/she facilitates the entire evening.
The other characters can be taken from the audience and briefed before game play starts, OR you can select a group to play your suspects in advance of the night and give them time to get fluent in their roles and answers.
The rest of the guests are fully included in the game as they’ll be asking questions throughout the night.
Inspector Pat Roll – The policewoman/man sent to solve the crime
Efficient in her/his own peculiar way, Inspector Pat Roll has an unusual method of solving crimes – s/he involves everyone!
Bella Pasta – The flamboyant restaurant owner.
Glamorous Bella will be joining the birthday dinner at her smart Italian restaurant. She favours wearing slinky black with gold.
Leila Taybell – Scatterbrain young waitress.
Young Leila is chronically untidy – but then who could look smart in a waitresses uniform over a 6 month “bump”?
Rita Ring – A woman emerging from her shell.
Shy Rita knows she should get out more after her divorce. She bought a daring new dress for the party – perhaps unwisely.
Dee Scovery – That science woman from TV.
Dee’s swotting paid off and she’s now one of the hottest properties on TV science shows. She dresses simply but with style for her evening out.
Pip Olfinda – Juggling the business.
Times are tough for small businesses, so Pip’s relied on accessories to liven up a reliable old evening dress.
Lotta Boddie – Enjoys a good meal.
Lotta has learned to love the shape she is and swathes herself in flowing colours, regardless of fashion.
Additional characters in the 9 cast game:
Mandy Vowra – Collector of men.
Even for an all girls do, Mandy likes to show off her assets – you never know who might be watching.
May Coaver – Beauty expert.
As the owner of a popular local beauty salon, May is groomed to impress prospective customers.
Additional characters in the 11 cast game:
Lena Boddie – Winsome niece.
It’s her aunt’s birthday and Lena wants to portray herself as a sweet, thrifty, girl who is preparing for her wedding.
Justine Moment – Chef on the up.
Chef Justine is off duty tonight, but she has called in to the restaurant to collect something on her way to the gym.
Additional characters in the 13 cast game:
Gail Over – Controversial councillor.
Gail favours a masculine trait in clothes, eg a trouser suit with flat shoes dressed up with a silk scarf.
Su Thing – Exotic aromatherapist.
An oriental beauty, Su dresses modestly in lovely fabrics.