'Die-de-Die!' at the County Museum….

Pippa Ashmore and Jonathan Darby rehearsing for the Murder Mystery evening.
Pippa Ashmore and Jonathan Darby
Published Monday, 13th June 2016

This summer the County Museum at Hartlebury Castle will be hosting one of their popular Murder Mystery evenings.

Visitors get the chance to dress up, enjoy themed food and see if they can work out 'who dunnit'?'.  

"Die-de-Die – A Murder Mystery" will take place on Sat 2 July (6.30-10pm).

The event is set in 1958 at 'Nutkins Holiday Camp, Hartlebury on Sea'. Founder and owner, Nobby Nutkins is visiting to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its opening. The Camp's host, Fred Hovis, will be inviting guests to join in the entertainment. And this time it won't just be Mr. Punch who falls foul of the law!

The Museum has been running successful Murder Mystery evenings in November for many years but this is the first time one has been run in the summer months. So as well as great food and entertainment visitors to this July event will also be able enjoy the Castle's beautiful Carriage Circle in the early evening – and maybe join in with some 'holiday camp' fun and games.

The main event takes place inside the magnificent medieval Great Hall of Hartlebury Castle. The evening includes a traditional holiday camp meal of fish & chips, followed by ice cream, and guests are encouraged to dress in 1950s costume and really get into the spirit of the evening, whether that's with frilly petticoats, knobbly knees or Teddy boy hair styles. The murder happens before guests have even settled down to eat, and in between courses the cast perform more scenes revealing details and clues as the night progresses. Guests also get an opportunity to question the various suspects before deciding 'who dunnit' and why, and there is a prize for the most accurate guess.

Pippa Ashmore, Events Manager, said: “Our Murder Mystery evenings are always hugely popular and the 1950s holiday camp theme should be a good one this year. The atmosphere, plot and acting are always fantastic and visitors have a great time trying to solve the clues.'

Tickets for Murder Mystery are £26 including the two course meal and must be pre-booked on 01299 250416 (please note, event is for over 16s only).

To find out more call the museum 01299 250416