Pizza, Passion and Pasta

Popular with both the local residents and the passing tourists, Politana’s is the place for a romantic meal for two or trendy dining with friends. Within its walls homemade pasta is combined with excellent local produce, and customers are assured of experiencing the most wonderful and delightful flavours associated with Italy during their meal.

Passion is at the heart of the Italian people, and Politana’s is a passionate establishment, passionate about food, passionate about quality and passionate about the customers it serves.

Unfortunately, this evening the customers at Politana’s are also witnesses to the ultimate crime of passion – murder. The question is: can they solve the crime by the end of the night?

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This Game is Rated:


This game contains:

Content that may be suitable for ages 17 and older.

Murder – Two murders are undertaken, so violence is suggested.
Suggestive Themes – Mild provocative references. One of the cast is also pregnant out of wedlock and the deceased was two timing her.

What is included?

Example pre-printed boxed set

  • Full instructions

  • Scripts for each cast member

  • Character background for each cast member

  • Cast guidelines for each cast member

  • Invitation flyer (which you can copy to requirements)

  • Guest handout (which you can copy to requirements)

  • Guest instruction handouts x 12 copies

  • Clue labels

  • Any additional printable files as needed for clues

  • Access to digital files if needed


1 review for Pizza, Passion and Pasta

  1. Happy Customer

    We produced ‘Pizza, Passion and Pasta’ as the first show by our newly formed Amateur Theatre group in Leiestershire (Kit Kat Productions), in order to raise some funds so that we can put on a musical at some point in the future! We ran the Murder Mystery across three nights in local restaurants and both restaurants provided a three-course Italian meal with pre-dinner cocktails and after dinner coffee. The event was a sell-out and got rave reviews from audience members as well as the local critic that attended. It is a very funny script and we had lots of fun both rehearsing and performing it. The over-the-top Italian accents were fun to do as well! We added a solo musical number for Michelle Angelo to perform as she is supposed to be a singer anyway. We chose ‘Be Italian’ from the musical ‘Nine’, the lyrics for which are ideal for this show! It also enabled Michelle to engage with the audience and flirt a bit with the men! As we are all amateur actors anyway, it wasn’t problematic for us to learn our lines. We were also very familiar with our character backgrounds in order to answer the audience’s questions, although this was embellished on considerably, especially by the third evening!! If you would like to see photos from ‘Pizza, Passion and Pasta’, they can be found on our website which is – Following on from the success of this, we have been invited back to one of the venues to run a murder mystery at Christmas (A Criminal Christmas Caper) which we were initally performing four times over two weekends in December. However, because all of the tickets had sold out by the end of September, we have now added another night! I highly recommend this script to anyone wanting to put on a cast based murder mystery. We were also really impressed with the quality of additional material supplied in addition to the script itself, which gives you everything you need to put on a really fun evening!

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How it works:

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.

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:

Neo Politana – Ristorante owner
Warm hearted and generous in both proportions and gestures, Neo Politana is an emotional family man.

Cosimo Politana – Neo’s Son
A trained lawyer and the exact opposite of his expressive father, Cosimo is always well pressed, and dressed to impress.

Michelle Angelo
 – Neo’s Girlfriend
A mature attractive woman, it is hard to see why Michelle Angelo has remained single. However, one thing’s for certain, she doesn’t intend to remain that way.

Cara Bonara – Waitress
Flirtatious and fun, Cara Bonara has many attractive qualities and knows exactly how to show them off to best effect.

Margarita Pizza – Waitress
Pregnant and glowing, Margarita is still efficient, even if a little emotional.