Murder, Moonlight, Dancing, Love and Romance

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Price includes a three course meal, and the chance for you to get fully involved in the plot!

(Vegetarian and allergy sufferers catered for with advance notice)

Purchase tickets direct: by calling the hotel on 01228 525491 or Red Herring Games on 01472 348909

Group discounts are available.

Free car parking is available at the hotel

THEME :  Late 1920s, (last season of Downton Abbey )  It’s an audience participation night… so come prepared to join in!

DATE: 22nd October 2016
TIME: 7.00pm – 10.30pm

LOCATION:  The Crown and Mitre

4 English St,

Carlisle

CA3 8HZ

By buying this product you can collect up to 29 loyalty points, which will be worth £1.45 to spend on your next purchase.

PLOT:

With the first modern sprung dance floor in Europe, and frequented by King George V, the Queen and royal consort, the Grand has the reputation as the place to be and be seen.

Centre of the tea dance culture, the Grand’s ballroom is brought to life with couples quickstepping and waltzing around its sumptuous surroundings.

But it seems the tea dances aren’t always attracting the most salubrious clientele, as this evening, the regular moonlight, dancing, love and romance has been disrupted by a murder. Charles Stone, leader of the Palm Court Orchestra is dead, his body discarded in a corner behind one of the many potted palms in the building.

The question is… who killed him?

This is an audience participation night and we’ll be asking for volunteers to take part as our suspects.

If you fancy any of the roles below – tell the hotel when you book your tickets!

Hugh Jousse – Son and sole heir of a wealthy estate owner
An aristocrat and friend of the Prince Regent, Hugh is a passionate man who enjoys the company of a good woman.

Holly Jockeystix – Socialite
Demure but with hidden depths, Holly Jockeysticks is a charming young lady and could be quite a catch for the right man.

Fifi Le Cancan – French singer
A stunningly attractive woman who has obtained a certain notoriety on the dance circuit, Fifi Le Cancan has a fabulous accent and a terrific figure.

Tom Bone – Jazz artist
A self-taught trumpet player, Tom Bone is a showman of pizzazz and his musical talents speak for themselves.

Dee Screet – Actress
A consummate actress and always billed as a woman of great beauty in any show she stars in, Dee Screet has an artistic temperament. Despite this, she can be exceedingly enchanting!

Si Furr – A gentleman of unknown depth.
Dashing and suave, Si Furr has an air of mystery about him and eyes that appear to see everything.

Starters

Chefs Homemade Soup of the Day

Haggis Neeps and Tatties
Served with a Whisky Cream Sauce

Deep Fried Breaded Mushrooms
Stuffed with Mozzarella, Garlic and Parsley served with Garlic Butter

Prawn and Avocado Salad
With a Lemon and Lime Dressing

Mains

Lamb Shank
With a minted Jus

Chefs Roast of the Day
Served with Traditional Trimmings

Pan Fried Supreme of Chicken
With a Sundried Tomato and Parmesan Cream Sauce

Lime and Ginger Marinated Salmon
Served with Stir Fried Pak Choi

Stilton, Leek and Walnut Parcel
With a Yellow Pepper and Tomato Compote

All served with a Selection of Seasonal Vegetables and Potatoes unless otherwise stated

Desserts

Chocolate Truffle Torte
With Chantilly Cream

Sticky Toffee Pudding
With Toffee Sauce

A Selection of English and Continental Cheese and Biscuits

Freshly Brewed Coffee
With After Dinner Chocolates

This game is rated Mature
This game contains:

This is an adult event - if you have children who'd like to attend, please call us so we can discuss the plot themes with you and ensure your children are mature enough to deal with them and you won't have any "awkward" moments the night!

While we know what our actors are likely to say, we do not have any idea what the public may say - and very often this leads to more mature themes coming out.

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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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