Friday, November 29, 2013
"Murder Most Foul"
To quote Monty Python - "and now for some something completely different"......
Last night W took me to a murder mystery dinner at a local restaurant. I was so excited!! It had been for EVER since I went to one............W had never been to one... it was an adventure !!!!
If you have never been to one - let me explain how it works - well at least how this one worked.
Ever been to theater in the round?? where the action takes place all around you - well that is pretty much what this was like. The premise was we were all workers for the Goodgreen broadcasting company - the year was 1928 - and this was their Christmas party. The President of said company - his sister and her drunken husband (who played Santa Claus) the Vice President and the President's secretary sat at the head table. The President had received death threats which meant a detective from the local police station was on hand.
As dinner progressed - the characters created the story line through dialogue with each other and with the "workers" (us) Between the main course and dessert - dear old Santa Claus (sister's husband) was poisoned and died a rather dramatic death under the Christmas tree.
They posted a clue board outside of our dining room - and we were invited to try and solve the whodunit.
It was all good fun - and though our table believed it was the secretary who did it... I firmly believed the sister killed her husband. Unfortunately I couldn't back up my suspicion well enough to sway our table................ but in the end I was right !! Yay me!!! all those mystery shows I watch on television and all the mystery books I read paid off... LOL
The cast - pictured above - did an excellent job of laying out the plot - confusing us - and making us laugh.
All in all it was an excellent evening - and a nice break from all the thoughts/work of Christmas.
I am such a lucky subbie to have a Sir who spoils me with spur of the moment adventures like Murder Mystery Dinners.