Here are the 10 most popular questions that we have been asked about Playing Dead murder mysteries.
1. What happens on a Playing Dead murder mystery?
The characters (and many of the guests) will be dressed in costumes of the period and very soon a murder will happen. As the story begins to unfold you will be able to ask the characters your own questions. In addition the actors will often take centre stage and dramatically interrogate each other to reveal new evidence and clues - or is that a red herring??
The engaging plot may involve; a trail to an exciting location, a puzzle to solve, a character to stop and interrogate, a room to search, a body to find.With our unique mix of drama, intrigue and performance you’ll have all you need for an entertaining event that finishes with the unmasking of the murderer.It’s great if you uncover the murderer but the real fun is in following the clues, and developing your own theories.
2. Do I have to dress up?
Many of our plots are set in particularly times in history - you may find yourself a member of the French resistance in World War 2, Minor Royalty in 1930, Lord of the manor or perhaps a scullery maid Victorian England. You don’t have to dress up, but lots of our guests do and have great fun doing so. It’s up to you.
3. Do I have to join in?
Some of our guests sit back, watch the action and take in all the clues, others dive in, get involved and ask their suspects the killer question. We’ll give you all the help and guidance you need, and encourage you to play the game the way you want to.
4. How serious are your plots?
Every plot has moments of real drama, but we’ll often break the suspense with a healthy dose of fun and humour.
5. How difficult are your plots?
We spend a lot of time developing our plots to ensure that they present a credible level of challenge and engagement, whilst also being ensuring that all the clues you need to solve the mystery are there. Some of our plots are more difficult to solve than others, but the fun is in following the clues wherever they may lead you....
6. Am I going to enjoy myself?
We hope so - we work very hard to ensure you have an unforgettable night. Many of our guests return time and again.
7. Can you do special events?
From special occasions such as significant birthday, a hen night, charity events. anniversaries, weddings to business conventions and team building, we can create the experience to make your event unforgettable.
8. How much does it cost?
We produce a wide range of events, from intimate dinner parties, weekends to large conferences. Contact us and we'll give you a no obligation quote for your requirements. As a guide, for an evening event prices start at around £20 per person.
9. What happens if I guess the identity of the murderer 5 minutes in?
The point it it’s just a guess: Until you have evidence to back up your theory you might be wrong. Our plots are carefully crafted to ensure that the clues and evidence unfold as the plot thickens. Here’s a tip: Test your guess against newer clues and evidence. You never know what’s round the corner- is your red herring a dead herring!
10. Why should I book on a Playing Dead Murder Mystery?
We believe we provide the best quality Murder Mystery Entertainment available. Our plots are thoroughly researched to help you think you really are in the story. Our attention to detail ensures our actors really do look the part, with accurate period costumes, props and music. Our team of professional actors have the right mix of theatre and improvisation skills to deliver an unforgettable event. Technical theatrical effects with lighting and sound raise the bar for murder mystery entertainment. Playing Dead are actors, directors, costumiers, make up designers and technical specialists- all these skills are levered into making our events unique, unforgettable and most importantly, fantastic fun.
Murder is a game. For more tips on how to Play Dead click here.