Pizza, Passion and Pasta

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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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The Cast:

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.

How this format of large group script 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.

1 review for Pizza, Passion and Pasta

  1. 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 http://www.kitkatprodu-ctions.co.uk – 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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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.

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This game is rated Mature
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.


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Flexible and fun!

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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