Mini Murder Weekend

Mini Murder Weekend, from £1995

A two-day Murder Weekend event that can be held at a venue of your choice.  A team of five Perfect Murder professional actors creates a fun and mysterious live-action event, perfect for both private and corporate clients alike.

Re-creating a country house party such as that featured in the popular movie Gosford Park, our Mini Murder Weekend is a two-day event featuring a cast of five professional actors in an immersive theatre experience not to be missed.

Perfect Murder has taken inspiration from popular mystery works by the likes of Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham and Dorothy Sayers, and created our own unique stories and plots that are full of twists and turns, red herrings and suspicious characters, all cleverly woven into a live performance featuring actors hand picked by our Creative Director.

Perfect Murder events are not scripted plays or dull, staid scenes.  We work face-to-face with your guests, so they are truly immersed in the murder mystery action from start to finish.  The plot, clues, background and relationships between the characters are revealed in real-time, meaning guests will get to know each suspect as the murder mystery unfolds over the two days.

Perfect Murder’s Mini Murder Weekend is the perfect entertainment for country houses and similar venues looking to host a quality murder mystery event.  It is also recommended for corporate bookers wishing to entertain their colleagues or clients in a quintessentially English way.  Perfect Murder works with you to ensure satisfaction all round and our attention to detail and skilled talent means you can rely on us to deliver a top-class murder mystery on your behalf.

Mini Murder Mystery Weekend was designed to run over two days, however, it is flexible and we can adapt our format to suit most requirements.  We also offer a Premium Murder Mystery Weekend that is our ultimate murder mystery experience, described by one happy client as ‘a life highlight’.  Praise indeed!

Example Mini Murder Mystery Weekend

Our Mini Murder Weekend is designed to run overnight, with the action taking place in three sessions.  Below is an example event.

Day One.  Murder Mystery Dinner.

7.30pm.  Pre-dinner drinks.  As guests assemble for cocktails, our cast of actors will join the party in immaculate theatrical costume and will remain ‘in-character’ throughout.  The scene is set with period background music and the murder mystery begins.

8.00pm.  Dinner.  The Murder Mystery plays out in real time throughout the evening.  You are face-to-face with the suspects and will observe everything that goes on.  In the best traditions of the ‘whodunnit’, you will be faced with a selection of characters, each of whom has a motive for murder!

You are not left to attempt to solve the case alone, as you will be looked after by one of our incredible experienced sleuths (usually Miss Mapletree).  Taking charge of the investigation and ensuring your guests all have a fantastic murder mystery experience, our sleuth is provided to oversee your event and will create an event to be remembered.

10.00pm.  After an evening full of intrigue, clues and laughter, the first Murder Mystery session draws to close with a dramatic cliffhanger.  The evening’s clues and evidence are reviewed and guests are left to mull over the mystery.

Guests are now free to relax and enjoy the facilities offered by the venue, but should keep their wits about them.  There may be things that go bump in the night….!

Day Two.  Breakfast.

You are once again joined by our cast of suspects.  As a new day dawns, the murder mystery continues and guests are invited to question the characters in light of recent events.  Will everyone make it through breakfast in one piece?

There is time to examine the evidence and guests will begin to piece together their case against who they think may be the guilty party.  Guests can enter their solution for judging via full-colour Conclusion Sheets.

10.00am.  Guests gather for the denouement.  This classic Christie-esque piece of theatre will see the suspect’s motives explained and the clues revealed, then it is time for the big reveal.

The remaining suspects are lined up and our sleuth will lead guests through the details of how and why the murders were committed, before dramatically revealing the identity of the killer.

11.00am.  Prize Giving.  The team with the correct solution is given the star prize, with runner’s up and other participants taking home other gifts and keepsakes.

The cast takes a bow and the murder mystery draws to a close.

What is included?

  • 5 x Perfect Murder professional actors in full period costume
  • Choice of storyline / plot
  • Period background music to add atmosphere to any space
  • Full colour guest literature
  • Period props and clues
  • Mystery Packs, Murder Mystery Quiz, Bonus Clues
  • Solution Sheets & Pencils
  • Prizes
  • Perfect Murder Keepsake Gift for each guest

What is NOT included?

  • Venue
  • Catering
  • Party Guests

Where can this be held?

Perfect Murder events can be held in virtually any venue, throughout the UK and Europe.  We perform hundreds of events each year in venues as diverse as exclusive-hire country houses, hotels, bars, restaurants and private homes.  We have also performed on trains, aboard boats and at outdoor events and festivals.  Because we work all over the UK and abroad, we are unable to offer assistance with venue-finding.

I represent a venue and we would like to host a Murder Mystery Event, can you help?

Yes, we certainly can.  Perfect Murder provides entertainment to many hotels and venues.  You can choose from our Classic Murder Mystery, the Mini Murder Mystery Weekend as detailed above, or our Premium Murder Weekend.

 Host your own murder weekend

Host your own murder weekend