November 2017 saw Murder One stage their first Murder Mystery Event at Cholderton Charlie’s Farm! Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm AKA Cholderton Charlie’s is a Rare Breed Survival Trust (RBST) registered Rare Breeds Farm, and is part of the Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm Park experience. During the day there are so many gorgeous animals to meet, feed, cuddle and pet, most of which are British Rare Breeds! Down on The Farm there’s: Pig Corner, Rabbit Village, Goat Mountain, Donkey Den, The Chicken Coop, Duck & Geese Ponds, Pony Pastures, Sheep Shelters and the Farmyard! All are in great enclosures so all ages can easily see all of the animals! But on the night of Saturday 11th November the farm became a crime scene as Murder One’s rogue gallery of suspects turned up with murder on their mind!… And for those that missed it – or want another chance at solving our murders – Murder One reunite their surviving cast to stage 3 more murders there in 2018…
Photos from this event can be seen here, and see below for video testimonials following this event:
Murder One will return to this venue in 2018… see here for dates! …
Halloween saw Murder One stage another three murder mystery nights… whilst one team geared up for a murder event in Redditch, eight actors headed to Melton Mowbray to perform another sell out whodunnit at Scalford Hall Hotel whilst another rogues gallery of suspects went to Bournville Gardens Retirement Village for more murder and mayhem! A close partnership between The ExtraCare Charitable Trust, Bournville Village Trust and Birmingham City Council sees Bournville Gardens encourage social and active participation amongst all age groups within the local neighbourhood. Residents, visitors and staff alike dressed up in appropriate Halloween costumes for another Murder One murder mystery, and video reviews can be witnessed below… If you were on this event, please comment in the white comments box at the bottom of this page! 🙂
As part of their October tour, Murder One were proud to perform a murder mystery evening for Jupiter Asset Management – a fund management group, managing equity and bond investments for private and institutional investors. Thirty of Jupiter’s sales people and their internal sales support partners gathered in St Albans at the superb Sopwell House to solve yet another murder most foul!
“Thank you so much for the Murder Mystery last night. I’m sure you could tell that everybody had a whale of a time. Your team’s acting skills were top class!”
– Jacqui Saunders, Secretary, Client Coverage Group UK and MEA, Jupiter AM.
Please click below for video testimonials following the event, and further below are a few photos taken by guests during the murder mystery…
Murder One were delighted to recently stage another murder mystery event at the iconic Alnwick Castle, the location used on productions such as Harry Potter, Downton Abbey, Transformers 5, and many more! The Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in the country and home to the Duke of Northumberland’s family. With magnificent medieval architecture (rich in it’s own history, intrigue and extraordinary people!) Alnwick Castle became the setting for another Murder One murder mystery as approximately 90 sleuths examined the crime scene formally occupied by residents of Hogwarts in an attempt to solve whodunnit! See below for a few photos.
“Hi Murder One – Just wanted to pass on my thanks to the superb job you and your team did last night… this morning people were all talking about the murder mystery and the events that took place and how it was way more than they expected and how brilliant the night was. It took them all by surprize. I loved watching everyone’s reaction as the night unfolded.”
– James Boyd, Visitor Activity Manager, Alnwick Castle.
“To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.”
– Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
Murder One’s latest murder mystery event was staged for St. James’s Place Wealth Management – a FTSE 100 company with £83.0bn of client funds under management. The company chose Murder One for their most recent corporate event – fundraising murder mystery entertainment for staff. Feedback from the event is below…
“Dear Murder One…. I just wanted to say a huge thank you to all of you for Saturday. It was nothing short of EXCELLENT!! … If we have any other events like this we will certainly be contacting you and of course recommending you to everyone we know. Thank you for making the long trip down!”
– Angela Ruffels, PA to Daniel Giacomelli, Head of Business, St. James’s Place Wealth Management, Witham.
The feature pic is of one of our victims, snapped by a guest who was first at the crime scene, who sadly (or otherwise) died on the steps of the delightful Roslyn House! To book your own murder mystery event for corporate entertainment or teambuilding, please click here.
Cementing Murder One as an INTERNATIONAL Murder Mystery events company, our actors have just returned from a tour in Pakistan – performing at five star hotels in Lahore and Karachi for some of the most influential and innovative business leaders from many diverse industries within the country. It was the first time that particular cast had been to Pakistan and they all absolutely loved the experience. EVERYONE they encountered both on the murder mystery and whilst out and about travelling between venues were nothing less than friendly, polite, welcoming and hospitable. Murder One were made to feel incredibly safe and above all welcome wherever we went. The murder mystery events were a tremendous success – and Murder One as well as adding to their list of prestigious clients can now boast the coup of being THE FIRST COMPANY IN THE WORLD to stage Murder Mystery Events in Pakistan. They have never ever had such entertainment or events staged anywhere in the country.
A proud and happy achievement for Murder One as we go from strength to strength. Many more photos will follow when our jet-lag wears off !!!
Murder One have just returned from another murder mystery night for Jupiter Hotels – this time for managers/staff from ALL their UK hotels who were attending a conference at the amazing Mercure Leeds Parkway Hotel set in a tranquil spot near the Yorkshire Dales… This was our 4th event at that particular hotel, and we look forward to returning their as part of their forthcoming ‘Great Gatsby’ season of Christmas Events.. See here. Book early – before it’s too late!
To view a video of feedback from the managers & staff at the above event, please click below.
Murder One have just returned from another amazing murder mystery event, this time as a corporate & teambuilding event for British Gas. A video of reviews can be viewed below and other quotes from the event include:
“What a fantastic night, very interactive & unique, brilliantly acted throughout the evening! For over 3 hours we were entertained & involved, I have never been to one of these sort of events & I was blown away by the standard of these guys & girls, even afterwards the actors came & joined us for the evening & we got to know the real them! Definitely a great team building event, top marks!”
– Steve Ray, Operational Excellence Coach for British Gas.
“Thanks Murder One – we will certainly consider using you for future events as and when they happen…. Again, thank you so much for a great night. The energy in the room was electric and the guys are still talking about it!!!”
– Martyn Prestidge, Operations Excellence Manager, UK Field Operations – British Gas
Our talented murder mystery cast from the British Gas event :
Murder One were delighted to perform our latest murder mystery at the splendid County House Hotel in the centre of Newcastle – a perfect crime scene with it’s Victorian grandeur and style. 80 guests attended this interactive event which was to raise money for the Percy Hedley Foundation which provides a wide range of high quality, specialist and personalised care and education support to disabled people and their families.
The kind and generous people of Newcastle raised £1360 in donations during the murder mystery – and solved a heinous crime at the same time!
Kyrie Geach, Functions & Events Coordinator at the hotel stated “I couldn’t recommend (Murder One) enough… we literally had people ringing up dying to see them… the actors were phenomenal!”
Below is a video of guest and staff reviews following this event!
Murder One were delighted to stage another of our murder mystery events for Pinewood Studios, who join our list of prestigious clients. Various Pinewood staff working at the underwater stage on such films as James Bond became sleuths for the night as the venue for their Christmas Party became a crime scene and they tried to solve another of our fiendish murders. FOR PHOTOS OF THIS EVENT, SEE HERE
Tuesday saw Murder One staging another murder mystery at the magnificent Crabwall Manor hotel in Chester, this time for The Booker Group plc – the UK’s largest food wholesale operator. The client emailed after the event saying:
“Huge thanks to the team from Murder One – you were absolutely brilliant. It was a great success, with everyone (including the Regional Director!) having a fantastic time.
Comments like “it was the best night the Region has hosted” will now only enhance the opportunity for entertainment at future events!”
For all your teambuilding and corporate entertainment needs, see the rest of our site.
Photo is a quick cast ‘selfie’ in the Green Room before the show!
April saw Murder One stage their second murder mystery event for EY-Seren (formerly Ernst & Young), this time at the magnificent Eynsham Hall Hotel in Oxford. The script was Coffin On The Catwalk but before the models arrived for more murder and mayhem, Murder One ran a fashion workshop with the staff of EY-Seren as part of their team away day. With the clients thoroughly entering into the spirit of it, below is a little video of ‘Bin Bag Groom & Toilet Roll Bride’ – and a brief bit of audio as fashion designer and murder suspect Christian Leane kicks off!!! Great to see John Bishop getting so involved too! If you were on this event, please do feel free to comment in the ‘comments box’ at the bottom of this page 🙂
For details on all our corporate events and teambuilding murder mysteries feel free to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07963 72 22 33
Last month went out with a bang with the latest cast of Murder One performing their murder mystery ‘Fatal Focus’ at Lancaster Castle for Harrison Drury Solicitors. Fifty solicitors from various offices throughout Lancashire gathered in the A-Wing of this former prison to pit their wits against our suspects and killer in another of our unique murder mystery events at this most unique venue! Photos can be found here.
Murder One are delighted to have staged our latest murder mystery event at the amazing Le Petit Chateau, to raise money for The Teenage Cancer Trust. Katherine McQuillen – Senior Wedding & Events Co-Ordinator – said of the event:
“I am absolutely thrilled with the feedback we have had from the event – a huge thank you to yourself and the rest of the Murder One team for such a brilliant event. We have had brilliant feedback from all of the guests! Thank you again and no doubt be working with you again in the future!”
Last Friday saw Murder One stage another Murder Mystery Event, this time at Tre Fratelli – a gorgeous Italian Restaurant in the quiet characteristic village of Wood End just outside of Kempston, Bedford. A sell out of 70 guests plus the three Italian brothers (and their mother!) were on hand to solve more murder, mystery and mayhem.
If you were a guest on this event, please do leave a review below. Or if you have any photos of the event you want to share, please email them to email@example.com
Below are a few pics taken after the murder mystery had been solved. We’ll hopefully be back at this venue later in 2017. For all other public murder mysteries see here.
UPDATE : MURDER ONE WILL NOW RETURN TO THIS VENUE ON Friday 29th SEPTEMBER 2017 ! 🙂 For more info click here.
The calm before the storm!
Warren and his seedy jacket!
Warren & Honey make up after an evening of bitterness!
Friday 13th January 2017 saw our first Murder Mystery Event of the year, this time for Harvey Water Softeners Ltd for their annual Gala Dinner & Awards night, staged at the magnificent DeVere Wotton House in Dorking. Once again we received amazing feedback following our murder mystery:
“Thank you for making our event so memorable and so much fun. We’ve had great feedback both from our guests and our staff, and there’s been a big buzz on social media about it too, which is great” – Jacqui Boulert, Executive Assistant, Harvey Water Softeners Ltd.
A video of testimonials can be viewed below
See over eighty pics of this event – in galleries taken by both actors and a professional photographer – here.
(If you were on this event, please feel free to leave a comment below!)
With dates already filling throughout the year, for our teambuilding and corporate events book Murder One for your perfect Murder…
Murder One were delighted to perform their latest murder mystery at the magnificent Wollaton Hall – an Elizabethan country house which is now home to the Nottingham Natural History Museum. The clients were staff from Nottingham University’s Faculty Of Engineering… Once again, amazing feedback (see below) and a thoroughly enjoyable event. The now infamous ‘Reservoir Dogs Walk’ poses were taken on the steps of this fantastic venue; the perfect setting for the perfect Murder!
“Hi Murder One On behalf of the Faculty of Engineering APM-hub team I wanted to thank you and your team for a great murder mystery event, it was perfect for our team building day. From the onset, we were absorbed in the scenario. The acting was fantastic and you gave a much as you got. We would definitely recommend Murder-One. Many thanks Jane England Business Systems Manager”.
Murder Mystery, Corporate Events & Teambuilding Entertainment throughout the UK. The Uk’s premier murder mystery company stage another sell out murder mystery (with twice as many on the waiting list!) at the magnificent Kentisbury Grange. Our return there this year saw a menacing masked Guy Fawkes figure stalk the grounds before revealing his identity and more murder mystery & mayhem ensued… For photos of the cast before and after this event at the beautiful Kentisbury Grange see here.
Murder One are on the road again this Halloween Murder Mystery Weekend, staging events which have sold out in Melton Mowbray and Essex…
Here’s a sneaky peak at our rogues gallery of villains for these events! To book your own murder mystery for corporate or teambuilding entertainment, or a murder mystery event at your venue, see the rest of our website…
Veteran murder mystery actor Steve Ward‘s latest book ‘SAWDUST SISTERHOOD – How Circus Empowered Women’ has now been released. Order your copy now from Fonthill Media, or the Amazon website, or any good book shop.
Since the late 1700s the circus has allowed women to compete and succeed in a male dominated world. Steve Ward explores the rise to fame of some of these women, their colourful lives and the crucial roles that they played in the rise of feminism.
• In her bicentenary year learn how Madame Saqui achieved celebrity status and influenced fashion
• Discover how a young woman named Zazel became the first ever human cannonball
• Uncover the secrets of strongwomen Sandwina and Vulcana and their fight for female emancipation
• Explore the lives of the female Blondins and their death defying high-wire deeds
• Learn about Nellie Chapman, the Lion Queen and her performance before Queen Victoria
‘Sawdust Sisterhood is a seminal text in recognising the role that our circus sisters played in the fight for gender equality’ (Karen Sillitoe; GM Vulcana Women’s Circus)
Steve Ward is a published author (see www.steve-ward.net) with a particular interest in circus. He has an M.A. from the University of Loughborough, researching the role of circus in education. He also devises and directs circus shows with young people as well as acting regularly on Murder One’s murder mystery events. Steve is available for talks, interviews and feature writing by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org 07805899132 www.steve-ward.net
Murder One are delighted to be staging a murder mystery event at The Fish Hotel in The Cotswolds for Westbase Technology – a leading distributor of cloud-managed 4G LTE and hybrid networking solutions across the UK and Europe. The Fish Hotel meanwhile is a village-style 4 star luxury retreat set within a 400 acre private estate… about to become a crime scene for our cast of characters in Coffin On The Catwalk !
Murder One are delighted that professional model Erin will be joining us for our murder mystery event ‘Coffin On The Catwalk’ to be staged for members of the public at Markshall – a Jacobean country house with Gardens & Arboretum steeped in history, near Coggeshall in Essex, on Saturday 29th October 2016.
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Taking a break from murder mystery events, many of our actors have been busy filming the sixty minute drama ‘The Goodbye Girl’ to be released later this year. For galleries and a trailer of the film, see here.
The team of Directors, Producers and Actors at Murder One are also been responsible for making a number of films, be they corporate videos, training videos, health & safety videos, music videos or showreels for actors. They have also made many short films for film festivals that have been screened both in the UK and abroad.
Our team can shoot and edit any film you want to enhance your website – maybe demonstrating your product or services, showing interviews with satisfied customers etc, or to promote your company, venue or group (for an example of a one minute music video click here)
Our promotional videos are all shot on 4K cameras and use professional sound and editing suites. Our actors can also be used as presenters or voice over artistes in your corporate/training video.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info if you have any projects in mind!
Murder One have just returned from staging another Murder Mystery event, this time at The Mercure Hotel & Spa in Blackburn ! The sleuths were a bride and her hens ! Til death us do part, n all that!… For more info on our events, be they hen nights, corporate entertainment, product launches or teambuilding, see our main pages 🙂
For a video witnessing the very beginning of this event, when the suspects (members of a video company supposedly hired to come and film the hen night) had just taken their seats, and the end of the event where the ladies give some feedback, please click here
Photos of the cast and guests and venue are below… 🙂
Following the success of our murder mystery event at Wakefield Cathedral in 2015, Murder One return to this spectacular venue for more murder and mayhem on Friday 21st October 2016.
This time the fiendish plot will be ‘Coffin On The Catwalk’ ! Fashion models from “The Colour Conspiracy” are at the cathedral to promote the company’s latest range of fashion and colour therapy and to stage a fashion show with some of their sexy models. As owner Dina Challis tries to keep a lid on the bickering of her sexy models, why is the shadowy chauffeur lurking around the venue? And what of Dina’s millionaire husband, ex army Captain, Fenton Challis? And what connects him with a young private who was court martialled whilst stationed in Germany many years previously? The repercussions of a tragic accident during a fashion shoot in Scotland 3 months ago now bare fatal consequences, and the future of one of the young models is far from rosy. However, as you sift through the evidence and interrogate the suspects you will discover that all is not black and white…
To see a new video of feedback from the audience who attended ‘Murder One Night’ at Unity Works, Wakefield – our murder mystery event adapted for theatre, please click here. An enthusiastic audience packed into Unity Works, many – as you’ll see from their comments – not knowing quite what to expect! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the show and the citizens of Wakefield ensured that another of our killers was caught!
Please see our homepage for a new promo video of a murder mystery event filmed at Malt Cross in Nottingham! The video shows how our events work from start to finish – the entrance of the suspects, the interrogations and incident room being set up, the deliberations and the murders (spoiler alert!) and the brave sleuths who sum up their case before all is revealed. At the end, various guests are also interviewed about how they found the whole experience!
Happy viewing and please note – no actors were harmed during the making of the video… though a few egos were bruised!
For stills of the Malt Cross Murder you can also click here
Aidey Pugh, founder and director of Murder One, will be taking a break from playing his usual menacing murderous machiavellian suspects in his murder mystery events and instead can be seen playing jobsworth Jonathan in a pilot for a new BBC sitcom, Hospital People, this Friday (Friday 26th Feb, 10.35pm, BBC1). The sitcom, set in the failing Brimlington Hospital, stars Tom Binns – an award-winning and critical acclaimed character comedian – who’ll be playing five other characters in Hospital People. Aidey massively enjoyed the experience and met some fantastic cast and crew. It was a welcome chance to smile and laugh – something he’s not used to doing in the serious business of murder!
UPDATE : The episode starring Aidey Pugh can now be seen on BBC iplayer here
Though misery was caused to 1000’s in Cumbria, it kind of added to our Murder Mystery when news reached the cast and guests that the hotel was actually now cut off by the floods! With a murderer loose in the hotel too! Due to the Storm Desmond only 13 (!) guests had made it through the horrendous flooding to The Castle Inn Hotel, Bassenthwaite, and just as dinner was served we were informed that the two roads in and out of the Best Western Plus hotel were now cut off, with nearby Cockermouth being evacuated! With cars stranded everywhere, the Murder Mystery Machine had thankfully made it through the flooded roads after a 4 hour journey, and the 13 guests that made it all had an amazing night, pushing together the tables where guests had failed to make the event and joining forces to solve this fiendish murder!
Murder One are returning to the Lake District on 30th December for a murder mystery event for a client’s Wedding Reception, so we’re all praying the weather is a tad better by then!
This month Murder One staged one of their whodunnit murder mystery events at a private venue in Preston for 86 guests – the majority of whom were from Lancashire Police Force! Our writers had to be on top form with the procedural and forensics elements of this event, and our rogues gallery of suspects were certainly grilled hard by the sleuths which included some very high ranking officers! It would be inappropriate of course to say if our guilty party got away with it.. but a huge fun night was had by all. The event was booked by a former officer for her birthday and it certainly went off with a bang!
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Whilst one team of Murder One actors were performing at Accrington Town Hall, another motley crew of suspects boarded the Murder One mini bus and headed down to Tunbridge Wells for another whodunnit on the same day
Murder One were delighted to have been chosen by Newton Hall, Northumberland, to stage their charity murder mystery night. The evening was an amazing success and raised no less than EIGHT THOUSAND POUNDS, all for charity!