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
Friday, 7.30pm. Guests gather for pre-dinner drinks in the drawing room / bar. They are joined by the Perfect Murder actors and the murder mystery begins. Our actors are in full theatrical costume, suitable period background music is supplied and full-colour guest literature is available as the mystery starts to unfold.
Friday, 8.00pm. Guests are invited to the dining room. The murder mystery runs continuously and the story is revealed as the characters join guests at the dining table. There are clues, hints and evidence delivered face-face by our immaculately costumed team of actors. Everything, including the ‘murders’, happens in real-time, but you have to be quick to spot whodunnit! Our events have bee designed to be witty and light-hearted, but tricky enough to tax even the keenest sleuth. This makes Perfect Murder events the ideal choice for anyone wanting to host a murder mystery, as they are suitable for seasoned mystery fans and first-timers alike.
Friday 10.00pm. The first day’s events reach a dramatic climax and our skilled Perfect Murder detective will call on guests for assistance in solving the crime. Guests are free to enjoy themselves for the rest of the evening, but beware; there is a killer on the loose!
Saturday 9.00am. Breakfast. Guests are joined by the remaining suspects and your Perfect Murder detective will initiate some in-depth questioning based on the previous night’s events. Just when it appears that the motives for the murder have been uncovered, events take an unexpected twist and once again everyone is under suspicion. A Mystery Pack is issued to guests, containing some additional clues and a challenge that, if completed, will lead them to a key piece of evidence hidden somewhere within the venue.
Saturday 10.30am. The Denouement. Guests meet and will see the suspects lined up in the classic Agatha Christie-style, ready for the big reveal. Guests are issued Solution Sheets and invited to finalise their case against the suspect they believe to be guilty of murder. The suspects are discounted one-by-one until the plot is revealed and the killer unmasked. Prizes are awarded to the winning team, but no-one goes away empty-handed as Perfect Murder keepsakes are provided as a reminder of a fantastic live-action murder mystery event.
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
- Perfect Murder Keepsake Gift for each guest
What is NOT included?
- 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.