Murder at the Mowbray: For One Night Only
Budding sleuths are being invited to piece together the puzzle in just one evening as Eastbourne’s Mowbray guest accommodation prepares to host brand new one night Murder Mysteries.
Following the sell out success of their ‘Murder at the Mowbray’ themed weekends, the 4-star guest accommodation is turning the popular two night formula into one evening of dinner, bubbly and plenty of detective work. Starting from April, the Mowbray will hold Murder Mystery dinner evenings every other Thursday and guests will have just a few hours to listen to the reading of the Duke of Yorkie’s Will and prepare to solve his murder.
Eastbourne Borough Council Spokesperson for Tourism, Cllr Steve Wallis said “The Murder at the Mowbray weekends have been extremely popular attracting visitors from across the country, all eager to solve the ‘Who Done It’ crime. The one nighters are an excellent idea and will give those that live in and around the town, as well as visitors, the chance to experience the winning format and really get their thinking caps on!”
Murder at the Mowbray themed dinner evenings are the first of their kind for Eastbourne with the hotel’s owners writing the mystery themselves from start to finish.
Laura and Darren Weir, who are also Criminal Barristers by profession, have put together an intriguing murder mystery set in the present day that tells the story of the Duke of Yorkie who dies suddenly without an heir. Guests who attend the evening will enjoy a dinner party that will leave them to decipher whether the Duke died by natural causes or a more sinister means.
Budding local actors have been drafted in to play the parts of the Duke of Yorkie’s family and close associates and guests at the dinner party will take on their own characters as they try to identify the real suspects from the imposters.
Set in the heart of Eastbourne’s cultural quarter amongst the town’s theatres, the Mowbray is taking inspiration from the stage and presents another new dimension to the town’s cultural offerings.
Tickets for the one night murder mysteries are on sale from the end of February, priced at £42 each or £80 for a couple.
Dates of one evening Murder Mystery dinners:
- 16 and 23 April
- 7 and 21 May
- 4 and 25 June
- 2, 16 and 30 July
- 13 and 27 August
- 10 and 24 September
Price includes glass of bubbly, 4 course meal, tea/coffee plus the murder mystery
Thursday nights from 7pm
10 March, 2009
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