THE STORY SO FAR…
In a suburban district of Westfield New Jersey, stands the imposing but somewhat derelict Victorian mansion and funeral home belonging to the De’Bodies family. Popular with trick or treaters, this gloomy abode trims up for Halloween like no other home in the area and every year a steady stream of children dare each other to ring the doorbell in order to receive handfuls of sugary sweets and meet the strange occupants who appear to take fancy dress to heart and to extremes.
No longer running a funeral service, the family have resorted to other means to maintain an income, selling various homeopathic remedies as well as taking in lodgers on a regular basis. Many of whom are never seen again…
This Halloween the family are busy preparing the mansion for visitors as usual, however just as the decorations are complete a sinister discovery is made near the woodchipper outside…
Gather your friends and family for some Charity fundraising fun – this is a murder mystery show – with a dark-comic twist!
Fancy dress optional – but if you’re coming on screen during the show – we would love to see you themed up!
What will you need on the night?
You don’t “need” anything – but you may want to have:
– a notebook and pen to hand
– some snacks and drinks
– a team to help you solve the case. Whether it’s just your family, or a group of friends on another video chat.
Remember – Zoom gets a bit cranky if you try to do too many things at once at the same time – so it’s a good idea to assemble your posse on another group ap e.g. Facebook messenger, houseparty, or whatsapp or have another member of the family signed into their zoom account separate to yours so you can discuss the case between all your friends as you as you go along.
If you think you’ll want to ask a question live – make sure you know how to work your webcam and have an operational mic.
How long will the evening last?
We’re aiming to wrap up within 2 hours. So make sure you give yourself enough time in to play and don’t have another place to be!