Murder Mystery Events
Fun-filled evenings with a credible (just)
crime to solve
are some examples of our themes. Since we have a resident playwright in
Dying4Dinner, if you don't see a theme that interests or suits you,
contact us and we'll come up with something especially for your event
at no extra cost.
Crime is out of control in prohibition-era Chicago. The Bold Street
Gang, under the control of Don Calamari, and at war with the North Side
Gang, headed by Al Mascarpone. Their respective molls, Ma Baker and
Moll Flounders, have managed to set up a meeting between the two dons
aimed at peace, but the mysterious Red Herring is there, along with
Don's daughter Carla Calamari, so there could be trouble, especially
since just about every woman there fancies Dick Tracy, who has joined
forces with Elliot (Eton) Mess to defeat the gangs. Meanwhile speakeasy
owner Machine-Gun Shelly watches over all. After some revelations about
Carla's true father and suggestions of blackmail, Don is shot. But who
Come Dine With
Based around the myriad TV
cookery competitions, Come Dine With Me has an assortment of Masterchef
wannabes competing for the prize. And competition is very keen.
Opportunities to sabotage the opponents' menus are numerous. Revenge
and jealousies mount. Anything can happen. Murder weapons are all over
the place. A karate chop? A steak through the heart? Poison marrows?
Strawberries and scream? Swiss (army knife) roll? All these and other
bad jokes may or may not be used in evidence. Join Chris P Duck, Roland
Butter, Victoria Sponge, Chelsey Bunn, Cherry Bakewell and Lynne Guini
for a chop or two.
Crime and Distribution
Lil and Tammy are the twin daughters of Gil Lette,
the famous entrepreneur of a household products distribution empire. It
is the evening before Lil is due to get married to the oily Max Factor,
a habitual gambler and womaniser who, it's suspected, has had a
previous relationship with Tammy, the bride's twin. Despite Milton's
attempts to keep everything on track, the sisters' continual
in-fighting, the groom's lack of interest in anyone but himself, and
the bridesmaid's alcohol consumption, Lil is poisoned and dies. Or does
This game was originally run as a surprise for a
party of hotel guests who had no idea they were going to be involved in
a murder mystery, so can be insinuated into an otherwise innocent
evening if wished. The storyline unfolds as the guests gradually
realise something is going on.
Welcome aboard the luxury
cruise liner SS Costa Packet, where Captain Hans Zoff sees any woman in
his crew or among the guests as potential partners, especially if they
happen to be rich and gullible. Cruise Director Trini Dadd is wise to
Hans and has her own agenda, including bullying her own staff such as
Entertainments Manager Nicky Ragua, who, it seems, knows more than is
good for her. Guests Ann Kerr and Kay Man have their secrets too...
Plenty of opportunities for
your guests to dress up as cruise passengers.
A Fright at the Oscars
this game was first run we happened to have people who look (a bit)
like the stars implied by the character names, but this is not
essential, and it would be easy to use any lookalikes/soundalikes you
do have, by simple changes to the script.
It is the
night of the Oscars, when a prestigious lifetime achievement award is
to be given. The compère, Sir Bruce Foresight, is missing, so washed-up
chat show host Oscar Winner grabs his chance at instant career rescue
by stepping it to take over the microphone. Oscar has no real friends,
probably because he publicly ridicules just about anyone, and his
constant companion - single malt whisky - is not a lot of help.
Eventually Sir Bruce is found in the car park, very dead. Everyone has
good reason to be rather glad at this turn of events, but at least one
of them has done something about it. And is that the only
killing on tonight's menu?
The Last Swallow of Summer
Christophe Michelle and his latest wife Maxine Michelle are running the
restaurant alongside his first wife Michele Michelle and aided by their
daughter Elle Michelle (confused yet?) and their loyal (?) staff Molly
Mop, Scarlett and chef Pierre. Coincidentally, Detective Chief
Inspector Semafor, only a month away from retirement, just happens to
be there when Jean Christophe is sent to the great kitchen in the sky.
Saint Trinian Susanna School's
Production of MacDeath
Imagine the scene - a boarding school on the small and very remote
Scottish Island, Invercockaleekie. Term end. The weather is atrocious
and the phone lines are down. There is no cell phone coverage out here
and the boat from the mainland cannot get through. Most of the kids
have gone home for the break, leaving a few sixth formers in the charge
of Miss McStrict, a cane-wielding tyrant whose punishments include
cross-country runs and lots of cold showers, the dinner lady Colleen
Skink and the headmaster Mr Deadhead (could his name be a clue?) The
kids - Bonnie Clyde, Aisla Skye, Glen Coe, Ben Nevis and John E Walker,
all have their own agenda and secrets, and teenage hormones are running
riot... Please bear in mind that a lot of the D4D team can hardly even
remember their teenage years - we're acting, OK? Your guests can be
invited to join in the fun and dress up accordingly if you or they
Starr, the drummer with the famous group The Boutles, is a gambler,
usually unsuccessful, but this weekend he had come up on the
Euromillions and Thunderball Lottery at the same time. And he's leaving
the group, much to the dismay of the company directors, to start up a
girl band - The Scouse Girls, with his daughter Anne Field.
When Bingo is found after having apparently choked to death (on a
chicken drumstick, of course), the police are called, but the use of
the word "Thunderball" in the emergency call means it is intercepted by
the Secret Service, and instead of the police, James Bond and M turn
up. There's a suspicion that the evil organisation known as SPECTRE
(their boss is called Phil, geddit?) have infiltrated Banana Studios in
order to provide a legal front for the illegal operations, and further
that there is a mole on the inside. Added to that is the revelation
that Bingo, a lover of chips, has been fitted with a special plastic
dietary control band (invented by Doctor Robert) that makes the wearer
say no to food - the Plastic Oh No Band. Who could have killed poor
we have our own professional playwright. This means that we can adapt
any of our themes (or write a totally new one) specifically for your
event. If you're at a Golf Club, for example, "Hole in One" clearly
suggests a shooting, but what about "Tee and Sympathy", "Fairway to
Heaven" or "Clubbed to Death"? All the documentation for any event,
even existing ones, will be tailored to your event. What's more there's
no extra charge for this service.
Give us a call - no obligation.