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Dying4Dinner Murder Mystery Events

Fun-filled evenings with a credible (just) crime to solve

THEMES

Below 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.

The Codfather
The Codfather

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 would dare?
Come Die With Me
Come Dine With Me

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
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 she?

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. 

Dead Reckoning
Dead Reckoning

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
A Fright at the Oscars

When 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
The Last Swallow of Summer

Restaurateur Jean 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.

MacDeath
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 wish.
Scousino Royale
Scousino Royale

Bingo 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 Bingo?
Bespoke Themes
Bespoke Themes

At Dying4Dinner 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.

Scousino Royale