Murder Mystery Experience: Murders is Funny!

Actually, it isn’t. It’s a very horrible thing to happen, of course. However, the team at Invitation2Murder have a total of nearly 20 years of creating the most exciting and engaging Murder Mystery experience possible. This works out to over 1000 murders that the general public has joyously engaged in with us. And at roughly 80 guests per event, that is an astonishing 80,000 people who have been thoroughly entered by a somewhat macabre subject! Wow.

Why, then, is a Murder Mystery experience so popular?

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Murder Mystery Experience: It’s All In The Past

Murder Mysteries have been around in films, theatre, radio and television for many, many years, and the good ones are hugely popular. But, whilst we can greatly enjoy these, we still remain detached, watching from a distance. However, an interactive murder mystery experience, such as those we produce at Invitation 2 Murder, means that the watchers are in the middle of everything that goes on. They can question suspects, study evidence, find information and witness interactions between the protagonists. They can even examine bodies – albeit not forensically!

What To Expect?

And more than that – and I don’t think this is by any means the main reason, but by being in such close proximity to the characters involved, the guests get to know them over the evening or the full weekend. They learn to empathise, understand, sympathise and even dislike the suspects! The big cheer that occurs at the end when the hated protagonist is arrested is a testament to that. Dinner theatre, such as this, presents an entirely different form of murder mystery experience to films and television, and this is what we mean by an interactive murder mystery event.

So it would seem that characterisations in an interactive murder mystery are paramount. How does a murder mystery create the right characters, recruit actors to portray and ensure that guests relate to them? We’ll discuss that in a later blog!

Upcoming Murder Mystery Events

We are proudly performing our murder mystery events across the UK. We’d love to see you at one, but do book early as our events tend to sell out!