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Murder Mystery Dinner Parties Cape Town

Intrigue, secrecy and cold-blooded killings are the order of the day at these whodunnit dinners

Bepartofthemystery.com is the genius organisation behind the Mother City’s much-loved pastime: Murder Mystery Dinner Parties. Taking place at various restaurants in Cape Town from April to October 2016, these thrilling supper events invite lovers of crime novels and murderous tales to wine and dine while immersing themselves in a mysterious plot rich with treacherous characters.

HOW THE MURDER MYSTERY DINNER PARTIES IN CAPE TOWN WORK

One week before the scheduled dinner party night, participants are emailed a murder mystery pack that includes information about a storyline and the lowdown on the character they will be playing. More specifically, they receive details on aspects like personality traits and background as well as clues on how to dress for the part.

On the evening, there are eight suspects (the participants) at a table, usually four adopting male roles and four adopting female roles; as a result there is often a bit of cross-dressing involved – it just adds to the fun. The night gets started with welcome drinks before the murder victim is discovered. Clues accompany each dish of the three-course meal, and throughout the evening the detectives (normally referred to as hosts) facilitate the investigation and steer the case in the right direction so that justice is served with dessert.

DETAILS ABOUT THE 2016 MURDER MYSTERY DINNER PARTIES IN CAPE TOWN

APRIL

DATE

28 April 2016

“Set in 1920, Louisiana; Diane Armstrong was found dead in an upmarket hotel’s steam room.The dilemma; she was declared dead a month earlier and a hefty life insurance policy was paid out to her business partner Anthony Peters. The police have narrowed down their list of suspects to include a down and out insurance salesman, several supposedly close family members, her business partner, neighbours and one of her best friends!

Expect to wade through all the lies, spite and corruption of this well to do woman’s life and dig up the truth surrounding the fraudulent insurance claim and her steamy death!”

TIME

7:05pm

VENUE

The Dining Room, Woodstock

COST

R440p/p

DRESS

1920s Speakeasy

RSVP

14 April 2016

MAY

DATE

27 May 2016

“This mystery is set off the coast of Sierra Leone onboard an offshore drilling operation aptly named ‘Black Gold’. At the opening of the much anticipated oil-rig operations, events turn from bad to worse as a cyclone hits and a murder is committed!

Throw into the mix a high profile oil conglomerate, corrupt government officials, a troupe of Greenpeace protesters and you have yourself plenty of suspects and ample plausible motives.

Suspects will have to navigate through hurricane winds, political ambitions, corporate greed and fanatical green agendas in as attempt to solve this intriguing mystery.”

 

TIME

7:053pm

VENUE

The Hildebrand, V& A Waterfront

COST

R380p/p

DRESS

Character driven

RSVP

1 May 2016

JUNE

DATE

24 June 2016

“You are invited to a celebration for the acquisition of the farm named “Blood, Sweat and Tears”. Six years ago Karl Bush, a miser and the previous owner of the farm disappeared. Karl had subsequently been declared dead and his estate has been auctioned off to the highest bidder.

As all the guests to the party gather, anxious to get a peek into the once off limits homestead, a dreadful discovery is made: the severed hand of Karl Bush is found - still bloody! The police are called in to investigate and a thorough search of the property is made leading to the further discovery of the decomposed and decapitated head of Karl’s wife Helen, who had supposedly died in childbirth 18 years earlier! What happened to Karl 6 years ago? And why did Karl keep his wife’s head?Questions were still hot on everyone’s minds when a scream was heard from the barn…the body of Karl’s’ eldest son Louis was found with a pitchfork driven through his chest.

Forensic evidence points to the killer being the size of a dwarf with super human strength! African legend foretells of a Tokoloshe creature hell bent on vengeance that can wipe out whole families…Get to the bottom of this gory Halloween murder mystery before the Tokoloshe strikes again!”

TIME

7:05pm

VENUE

Charcoal Dining

COST

R410p/p

DRESS

Character driven

RSVP

24 June 2016

JULY

DATE

29 July 2016

“You are invited to attend a murder mystery event filled with riptides of suspense and slimy deceit.

On a dark and stormy night the SS Kakapo ran aground at Noordhoek Beach, Cape Town. Struggling ashore her crew and passengers had no alternative but to leave the vessel in search of a safe dry place to spend the night. Exhausted and disheartened, they walked until finally arriving at a rustic lodge surrounded by an expanse of Wilderness. Offered food and board by the owners, they resolved to rest for the night and commence planning the salvage and restoration of their vessel in the morning. What they could not have foreseen was the murder of Captain Duncan Fernando as a further hindrance to their onward voyage to Southampton.

Expect a mystery overflowing with scandalous undercurrents, lost treasure and sabotage.”

TIME

7:05pm

VENUE

La Mouette

COST

R550p/p (includes 6 course tasting menu)

DRESS

Shipwrecked/ Character driven

RSVP

29 July 2016

AUGUST

DATE

26 August 2016

“You are invited to join in an event filled with insanity and maddening deceit!

1920, London, Dr. Eric Wanderbuschen is at the end of his tether and none the wiser as to how to heal his most recent patient Thomas Riddler. In an effort to get to the bottom of the precise sequence of events that drove Tom over the edge; the good doctor has invited all of Tom’s old acquaintances to the Bedlam Asylum for the mentally insane!

Amidst a chaotic group therapy session where Tom is hallucinating wildly; a murderer is deftly executing a vengeful plot. What is Tom’s secret and can the killer be caught in time to save an innocent's life?

Expect a collection of beguiling characters and an intriguing mystery with plenty of crazy twists to unravel.”

TIME

7:05pm

VENUE

Simons at Groot Constantia

COST

R450p/p

DRESS

1920s/ Character driven

RSVP

26 August 2016

SEPTEMBER

DATE

30 September 2016

“You are invited to attend a murder mystery event filled with deadly threat and sabotage!"

Nairobi Kenya 1977; join the newly appointed British Ambassador, Sir Richard Hawthorne on an inaugural Safari across the Serengeti tracking Wildebeest, Zebra and Gazelle on their annual pilgrimage following the Summer rains. As wild herds desperately dodge ferocious crocodiles at the raging Mara River; a killer is also secretly stalking the British Ambassador with deadly precision. 

Esteemed guests, after a breathtaking day travelling through Africa, finally sit down for a lavish dinner at the embassy. After an unaccustomed long wait for their host to arrive the butler solemnly announce that the body of the ambassador had been found in the conservatory; a Maasai spear stuck in his back! 

Expect bodacious characters and a lavish plot with plenty of twists to untangle as you embark on a manhunt to track down the vicious culprit camouflaged among you."

TIME

7:05pm

VENUE

Cape Town Club

COST

R450p/p

DRESS

Safari/ Character driven

RSVP

30 September 2016

OCTOBER (HALLOWEEN EVENT)

DATE

28 October 2016

"You are invited to join a mythical murder mystery at the bloodcurdling gates of the Underworld.

At first glance the death of Captain Charlie, the owner of a ferry ride at a water park, is declared an accidental death but shortly after his demise an ill wind starts to blow followed by darkening skies and a terrifying blue moon. Looking through the veil and past the shroud of deception immortal beings will recognise Charlie as the deity Charon; the Ferryman charged with carrying the souls of the dearly departed on his boat across the river Styx to their final destination. A sinister plan has been set in motion and a potent killer needs to be caught before our world turns into a living hell! 

Expect otherworldly suspects and a shadowy plot as you stare down Cerberus, the three headed hell-hound, as you embark on finding the real monster responsible for the Ferryman's death!"

TIME

7:05pm

VENUE

Two Oceans Aquarium

COST

R400p/p

DRESS

Halloween/ Character driven

RSVP

28 October 2016

TICKETS FOR THE 2016 MURDER MYSTERY DINNER PARTIES IN CAPE TOWN

Prices vary according to the chosen event. This price includes a special multi-course dinner, gratuity and, of course, the murder mystery game. Tables are comprised of eight people; guests can either book a full table of eight or simply join in the fun with strangers. A minimum of two people per booking is required. Remember each event will have a different menu depending on the location. 

For more information and to book, contact Inspector Keyser on +27 (0) 84 993 8040 or at lente@bepartofthemystery.com.

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