Murder Mystery Information
We offer you dinner theatre that is perfectly performed and suitable for all types of corporate entertainment, special events and private parties. Our unique, entertaining and hilarious performances can work in any location and for any number of guests.
Usually unfolding over dinner; your guests would be the key witnesses to a brutal murder and must attempt to discover the guilty party. Using top West End actors and a brilliant script — we offer an entire evening’s entertainment that is perfectly suited to any event.
We deliver a complete afternoon or evening’s entertainment and the best way to describe what we do is to think of it as a really good piece of interactive theatre. The entertainment begins during pre-dinner drinks, as our colourful characters welcome guests; allowing them to get acquainted with everyone involved. Foul murder takes place during a pre-dinner speech and one of our characters comes forward to host proceedings and lead the investigation. Guests are separated into teams to work together and hilarious short scenes are enacted over dinner as suspects are interviewed. Throughout the evening guests will have the chance to interview and interact with each of the suspects individually to help them form their conclusions. To help teams in their investigation they will be presented with a silver briefcase containing everything they need to run their investigation which includes beautifully presented information on each of the suspects.
Once all the suspects have been interrogated, your guests can offer their solutions. They must name the killer and explain his or her motive. Once all these theories have been presented we approach the moment of truth as our investigator reveals the real killer and the motive. Expect a dramatic confession and likely an attempt to flee the scene before the murderer is apprehended. Order is restored, a winning team is announced and prizes are awarded.
We use a minimum of four actors for a performance although we do recommend using our full cast of six. A performance would typically take place over dinner and last for approximately three hours although this can of course be shorter or longer as appropriate. Whilst we do cover the whole of the UK; we are London based and there may be a travel charge depending on the location of your venue. If your event has less than 100 guests then we can usually perform without amplification. For a larger event we can bring along our sound engineers to ensure that the performance can fill any room.
A Murder Mystery is a great idea for any type of event but we think it is an absolute winner for any type of corporate occasion. Many of the private performances at which we commit murder are for corporate clients and we can boast an eye-watering list of previous companies that have enjoyed our shows. You might be hosting a conference and be looking for one evening of dinner entertainment or you could even be treating your colleagues to a night out. Either way; we at the Murder Mystery Collective promise to entertain and ensure that the audience will have a blast.
The event allows guests to interact and work together whilst trying to solve the mystery – it is an amazing ice-breaker and will certainly avoid the pit-falls of a boring conference dinner. If you have a multi-national audience then showing them this famous British institution could give them something that they have never seen before.
Our Murder Mystery events are carefully written to be fun, inter-active and perfectly suited to a mixed corporate audience. Guests can either get involved, chat to the actors then offer a solution. Or if they prefer they can simply sit back, laugh and enjoy the show. We promise that even the most nervous and retiring of guest will find themselves unable to resist joining in and playing detective.
Murder Mystery Plots and Stories
We offer several plots and stories that are perfectly suited to any occasion. We focus heavily on quality rather than quantity and deliberately limit the number of stories on offer to clients. This ensures that we have shows that are frequently performed with scripts of the highest quality and actors that are experienced at playing all the roles. Each of our scripts have been painstakingly written, rehearsed and perfected. Rather handily all of our plots can easily be adapted to fit the theme of your event!
Murder at Lovelace Manor
Our most popular story incorporates wonderful classic Murder Mystery characters in a traditional setting. Your guests have been invited to a charity evening held at the home of Lord and Lady Lovelace. Raising money for “the Lovelace Charity for Destitute Children”; the eccentric Lord has decided to hold a dinner. With colourful guests including the trendy local Reverend and his inappropriate wife; you will be served by an unusual chef, a flirty French maid and a rather simple stable boy. The evening takes a turn for the worse as a horrific murder is committed. Through your guest’s deduction and the discovery of evidence, dirty secrets and sordid lies are brought to the fore. It is only with your guest’s cunning that this devious murder can be solved.
Murder at Pork Hall
This is a mind bending and hilarious murder mystery evening featuring inventive characters, quirky British humour and all set in a classic genre. Set in the sprawling mansion of newly rich Essex girl Lady Pork, we weave a tale of intrigue that will have you scratching your head until the thrilling dénouement. Lady Pork is celebrating the birthday of her pet chihuahua, Princess Lambrini, in the only way she knows how; excessively! It is not long before a horrific murder takes place leaving your guests to get to the bottom of the crime and answer the age old question of ‘who dunnit?’. Could it be the bumbling vet, the annoying milkman, the war injured captain and his spikey nurse, the indifferent Polish maid or even the stoic butler leading the investigation? Through comic scenes and baffling evidence, your guests must solve the mystery, lest the murderer escape scot free! So relax, enjoy and see that justice is done.
If you’re interested in more than one act simply add them to your list before you submit your enquiry.