Murder on the Disorientated Express – Large group script

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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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1 review for Murder on the Disorientated Express – Large group script

  1. What a hoot we had with this game- we organised it as a large charity fundraiser – which raised over £600 pounds. It was a sell out and everyone is coming back for more this year. This year will be our third murder mystery large group format purchased from red herring and they have always been very helpful – which was especially important for our first event.

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We can customise this game.  However, sadly we do have to charge for this service as even minor customisations take between 1-2 hours to process in the office and we need to buy toilet roll and biscuits as much as the next person…

It’s hard to give “ball park” figures for what different customisations would cost however we’ve attempted to HERE.

Remember… if you just need 1 extra person, or 1 less person, why not add in the inspector as your extra guest.  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.

These games require 7-13 cast and involve the rest of the audience by getting them to ask pre-set questions – which are provided to them on paper by the inspector at the start of each round.

They run in a similar way to a dinner party, so are an ideal first choice for novice hosts and acing teams with little or no experience running large scale events.

These games work best as a sit down event with 6-12 tables of guests, with a suspect on each table.

As a rough guide these mysteries take approximately 2-3 hours to complete with a three course meal.

During the game the audience will listen to five short sets of dialogue from the cast and pose pre-scripted questions (which the cast answer with pre-scripted answers). There are three rounds which can be evenly spread throughout the night or, if preferred, the question and answer rounds can be bunched together into one large round.

At the end of the final round the guests are given time to decide who is the murderer, and once the guests have decided who did it, how and why (i.e. the murderer and motive) they will complete the answer sheet and hand it in.

How these games usually run.

Introductory Round: Introductions by the cast and the facilitator “inspector character”.
Rounds 1, 2 and 3: Scripted dialogue from the cast, followed by pre-set questions and answers.
Concluding Statements and solution: conclusions by the cast and denouement from the inspector.

There is one “inspector character” who acts as facilitator during the event and is essential to the cast.

Reducing the cast size will reduce the length of time required to solve the mystery.

The inspector 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.

Essential Cast:
Gaurd E. Lou – The Gaurd on the train and the one responsible for solving the crime
Efficient in his own peculiar way, Gaurd E. Lou has an unusual method of solving crimes – he involves everyone!

Sigmund Froid
– The Cold Austrian Psychoanalyst
With clipped beard, glasses, cigar and smart suit, Sigmund has a wonderfully calm bedside manner, even if he is obsessed about your dreams and sex life.

Heidi Evidence – Swiss Bank Clerk
A wonderfully beguiling lady with pigtails, freckles and innocent expression. She is often seen in either her smart banking suit, or her Swiss national dress.

Ivan Ego – Russian Inventor
Pessimistic and pragmatic to the last, Ivan is reliable and built to last, even if he does run on vodka.

Dee Sypher – Code Breaker
Secretive and quiet, Dee is a real cloak and dagger sort of a girl in dark glasses and trench coat.

Herr Cutt – German Barber
Never without his trusty pair of scissors, Herr Cutt is round but well turned out with a pencil moustache and slicked hair.

Kiki De’Leggs – French Cancan Dancer
Always dressed to show off her fabulous legs Kiki is always Ra-Ra-ready for anything.

Additional characters in the 9 cast game:

Ed Lines – New York Times Reporter
In scruffy jacket and trousers Ed is always at the front of any action with his notebook and pen to the ready.

Lida Hosen – Lingerie Shop Owner
Despite being an underwear retailer Lida is always very conservatively dressed. She never wears her products, but always has a case of examples to hand.

Additional characters in the 11 cast game:

Jean Paul Gauteebeard – French Fashion Designer
With weird taste in clothing and gauche apparel, Jean Paul Gauteebeard is at the height of fashion – at least he thinks he is.

Maria Vontrapped – Singer
Laden down with warm woollen mittens and brown paper packages tied up with string, Maria is a bit of a shopaholic and her favourite things take up a great deal of space.

Additional characters in the 13 cast game:

Phil Ming – Chinese Photographer
Snap happy and with an interest in anything European, Phil is smartly dressed and is quite often seen in a business suit and bowler hat.

Jemma Stone
– Amsterdam Diamond Trader
Working with diamonds every day has turned Jemma into a bit of a magpie and she rarely travels anywhere without her jewels and her sparkly dresses.

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This game is rated Mature
This game contains:

Content that may be suitable for persons ages 17 and older.
Including:
Sexual Themes - References to two timing relationships, and making advances.
A murder - violence suggested.
Comic Mischief - Depictions or dialogue involving slapstick or suggestive humour
Mature Humor - Depictions or dialogue involving "adult" humor, including sexual references
Crude Humour - Depictions or dialogue involving vulgar antics, including “bathroom” humour

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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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