As luck would have it, we are about to revive our most popular show, Death of a Canary, at the Granvue Hotel, Omeath in September and today we are about to begin rehearsals with Ronan, Rachael and John (the first being two very good actors supported by writer John Maguire who will stage manage the show and appear as a police sargeant!) The idea behind the show is new to all three company members so some explaining needs doing.
Our murder mysteries are script based covering four scenes consisting of (a) the discovery of the murder, (b) questioning the witnesses, (c) cross examining possible suspects and (d) unmasking the murderer or murderers. Oh, and we also drag people from the audience to play witnesses, suspects and of course - the murderer(s)!
All this is not as scary as it would seem as our audience participants are volunteers, some of which let us know they want to be involved before the start of the show. In fact we often tailor-make our shows to bring in real people - this especially works for private parties and functions. We once did a murder mystery at someone's wedding! Watch this space for more detail.