Quantum of Malice

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Finally, after years of espionage, and counter-espionage, the criminal organisation S.P.O.O.K.T.E.R. and MI6 are meeting for the very first time with the aim of reaching a peaceful solution.Double O agents, S.P.O.O.K.T.E.R. agents and various female associates have all gathered for these momentous talks which are taking place in neutral territory in an expensive London hotel.Progress is slow and time is ticking on, but just when everything seems to be coming together, M is blown up!Can the guests attending the talk uncover the mastermind behind this most daring of criminal acts before it is too late?

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The Cast:

James Blonde – MI6 agent with a license to kill.
Suave, sophisticated and good with the ladies, James Blonde is an excellent undercover agent and a master of deception.

Honey Funnymoney – M’s Secretary
Smart, efficient and intelligent, nothing gets past Honey Funnymoney, not even James Blondes charms!

Ernst Fuzzyfelt
– No.1 at S.P.O.O.K.T.E.R
In a grey suit and with a penchant for Persian cats, this bald headed master-criminal is not a man to be trifled with.

Kitty With-Claws – S.P.O.O.K.T.E.R. agent
A pussy cat you wouldn’t want to mess with, this well dressed beauty is more than equipped to kill any would-be suitor.

Cuttlefishy – Circus Ringmaster and S.P.O.O.K.T.E.R. agent
With floating dresses and serene expression you could be mistaken into thinking Cuttlefishy was an easy catch – you’d be wrong.

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 Quantum of Malice

  1. Our Rotary club used this for our recent Murder Mystery evening as a new fund raising experiance. As it was the first time anything like this had been tried we were quite anxious to find a game that “done what it said on the lid”. Instructions and guides are first class and despite our casts best efforts to forget their lines the evening was a great success. We are going to use RH Games for our next Murder Mystery evening and I will not be looking anywhere else to find a better product. In my opinion this is the best site for Murder Mystery Games. Matthew Arnold

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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 Teen
This game contains:

Contains content that may be suitable for ages 13 and older. This game contains:

Murder - Two murders are undertaken, so violence is suggested.
Suggestive Themes - Mild provocative references or materials. Sexual innuendo.


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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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