A Stab In The Dark

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A Stab in the Dark Murder Mysteries promises something for everyone, whether you’re a closet Morse, a secret Marple, or someone who just wants to enjoy excellent entertainment over a 3-course dinner. 

They are a team with over 20 years’ of acting experience, they write their own plots, which are complex enough for detective buffs to find challenging, but wrapped up in a comedic style that allows everyone to be thoroughly entertained. Several of their scripts lend themselves to guests coming in fancy dress, which gives the evening a real party feel. 

Each event has at least four/five actors, skilled in improvisation and personally chosen to be part of their team. Twisting plots, fiendish red herrings, gruesome murder and more than a few laughs await you, whether its a public event, a private party or corporate event there are various options to choose from guaranteed to thrill your audience. Plots range from modern day thrillers to the roaring 20s, from the rock n roll era of the 1950's to the backstabbing boardroom. Murder mystery dinners, usually begin in the bar area or drinks reception where the suspects mix and  mingle with the guests before the meal begins, then your helpful Inspector will guide you through the evening with clues and evidence. Question the suspects over the 3 course dinner until the murderer is revealed over coffee.

A typical murder mystery dinner follows the format below. The majority of the action and questioning takes place between courses, with certain evidence and some scenarios taking place during the courses.

  • Arrival - Suspects arrive and meet the guests in the bar/meeting point prior to dinner.
  • Arrival of the Inspector, announcement of the murder, first clues and the interrogation begins.
  • Starter
  • Suspects are questioned further as more evidence becomes known.
  • Main Course
  • The plot thickens and red herrings abound as twists are revealed and the suspects are further questioned.
  • Dessert
  • A final chance to use your little grey cells to sift the guilty from the innocent.
  • Coffee and the opportunity to put your deductions to paper.
  • The murderer - or murderers - are revealed, prizes are awarded, and justice is served.

Murder Mystery weekenders begin with the format above on the Friday night, continue on Saturday morning, and conclude with the format above on Saturday night.

Themes to choose from:

Period Murder Mysteries

  • Medieval - Carnage at Camelot
  • Wild West - Death in Doomstone
  • General 1920s - Murder, By Jove or Mounton Abbey
  • Gangster 1920s - Mobbed to Death
  • 1950s - The Day the Music Died
  • 1970s - A Fatal Flare-Up

Modern Day

  • Hen Party Theme (works for Valentine’s Day too) - Coop De Grace
  • Science-Fiction Theme - Close Encounters of the Murdered Kind
  • Cruise Ship Theme - All at Sea
  • School-Based Theme - School’s Out
  • Zoo-Based Theme - Animal Instincts
  • Skiing Holiday Theme - Murder on the Piste
  • Orchestral Theme - Orchestral Manoeuvres
  • Political Theme - Blood on the Ballot Box
  • Office Party Theme - A Bad Day at the Office

Seasonal Murder Mysteries

  • Valentine’s Theme - Bleeding Hearts

Halloween Themes

  • The Horror of Fitzgibbons Hall
  • The Curse of Witch’s Hollow
  • Night of the Walking Dead

Christmas Themes

  • Cinder-Killer
  • ‘A Fete Worse Than Death’  
  • Cracker Doom
  • Something Nasty in Store 

The team are constantly adding new scripts, and can also write bespoke scripts for clients at an additional cost.

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