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Seaside Themed Murder Mystery

Death on the Prom

It’s the roaring 20’s; a time of hope, prosperity, industrialisation, liberating fashion, jazz and family trips to the good old British seaside.

Keen to take in some of that “bracing sea air”, the Balderdash family have joined the many other Britons that make the pilgrimage to the coast for sun, sea and sand each summer.

Unfortunately their stay has coincided with a rather gruesome murder. Eustace Tait, friend of the family and a well known art and antiquities dealer, has been found dead on the promenade.

Dinner Theatre Murder Mystery Script

Death on the Prom

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How do dinner theatre scripts work?

If you’re looking for a murder mystery evening which supplies entertaining sleuthing while you dine, then our Dinner Theatre style murder mystery evenings are just what you are looking for.

Each mystery is designed to be run in one room within a hotel/restaurant setting during a three course meal.

There are five suspects (the cast). One murder occurs before the event (the discovery of the body usually begins the evening) and one murder occurs mid-way through the evening. The dead body usually comes back as the inspector for the denouement. You can have a separate actor play this role if you prefer.

A stage manager is also useful for this type of script.

These mysteries are written as interactive dinner theatre with a series of scripts as well as interactive questioning by the guests. The emphasis is fun and melodrama and the plays require an experienced set of actors to learn back story. This style of script is NOT for novice actors due to the amount of line learning, and requirement to be confident ad-libbing.

A good team of actors will usually need between 4-6 rehearsals, OR to learn the scripts and back story in advance and an intensive afternoon of rehearsals on the day before the show.

The plots require props and often theatre blood. These props are often not too difficult to obtain. It’s usually things like knives, glasses, guns (fake obviously!), and small stage props e.g. handbags. Sound effects are also often minimal. Though some plots do benefit from having access to a starter pistol.

Introducing the suspects

Brigadier John Balderdash – Head of the family
Wealthy and loud, Brigadier Balderdash expects his family to be well drilled and operating at peak efficiency.

Charlotte (Lottie) Balderdash – The Brigadier’s wife
Homely and comfortable, Lottie dotes on her husband and her daughter and has very few faults.

Carlotta (Lotta) Balderdash – The Brigadier’s daughter
Never without her sketch pad, Carlotta creates sculptures and has an artistic temperament which matches her appearance.

Vincent Creswell – Traditional English Gentleman
Chivalrous and car-mad, Vincent Creswell is reliable, honest and absolutely scrupulous.

Reverend Verde – The local vicar
Submissive and carefully enunciated, Reverend Verde enjoys his garden, his knitting, and tending to his Christian flock.

1 review for Death on the Prom

    Happy Customer
    February 3, 2023
    Run as a charity fundraiser this was excellent. Although a lot for the cast to learn it was a good plot and very enjoyable.
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Remember… if you just need 1 extra person, or 1 less person, why not have someone play the inspector role?

The inspector can usually be male or female as the “for real” inspector can simply invent a new name for themselves.

Some hosts prefer to play the inspector role as it means they can work on the catering while the round plays out amongst their guests.


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