Murder mystery night to lure all Midsomer fans to the pub
Bring your friends and take part in entrepreneur’s crime solving party at The Bell
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE has had its fair share of foul deeds thanks to the filming of Midsomer Murders in the county, and now people have the chance to investigate their very own whodunnit this Halloween.
After many years of running parties and teaching for various companies, local actress, singer and comedienne Miranda Dawe has created her own new business, called That Silly Whodunit, hosting murder mystery and crime-caper parties for nine years and up all the way to adults.
Ms Dawe is hosting an event titled Dead in Chelsea - OMG a Totes AWFUL Murder! at The Bell in Chartridge on Friday from 7pm.
The participants become the suspects and play the characters, led by a detective, played by a professional actor.
She added: “The Bell is my local pub and I’ve previously performed in Christmas concerts and run pub quizzes for it so I thought an i nt er a c t i v e murder myster y dinner would be fun. Unlike a standard murder my st e r y , where you sit back and watch , you’ll be much more handso n , playing theparts yourselves from your table as well as eating The Bell’s delicious food – definitely a different, fun night out!”
Ms Dawe, a former Chesham Grammar School pupil, said: “I’ve worked for years in children’s parties. I could see there was a gap in the market for more grown-up parties, aimed at children aged nine to 13 so I started working on the scripts as a joint project with my mum, creative writing tutor Linda. After trialling scripts we felt we could expand and adjust the parties and now we have many different themes including Dead in Chelsea – spoofing Made in Chelsea – Once Upon a Crime: The Princess Diaries, and The Mystery of Upton Abbey, for Downton Abbey fans.”
At the murder mystery, every table works as a team and will be assigned a character for the night.
A team can be as small as two people and larger groups may be assigned two or three characters.
The tale unfolds around a three-course meal with more information being revealed between each course. The event costs £15 for two courses or £19 for three courses.
Visit www.thatsilly productions.com or follow @SillyWhodunit on Twitter or call The Bell on 01494 782 878.
Miranda Dawe is hosting an evening at The Bell