Are you a corporate client that is booking a murder mystery to complement a sales conference, AGM, awards ceremony, product launch, team building event or other company activity ? – Or simply wanting a murder mystery event but haven’t yet sourced your venue?
If so Murder One now offer a FREE, NO OBLIGATION venue finding service – sourcing crime-scenes for clients wishing to book our murder mystery events without the additional workload of finding a suitable venue.
We have a dedicated team at our Murder One offices who will specifically spend time learning about your venue requirements, developing a working relationship and understanding your needs and budget before sourcing the ideal venue for your murder mystery and other corporate activity, such as those listed above.
The new staff who joined Murder One for this additional service aren’t actors but an experienced venue researching team who already have strong relationships with venues throughout the UK and abroad meaning that they’re able to heavily negotiate on the published rates, saving clients hundreds if not thousands of pounds on every booking.
You will be supplied with photographs of three suggested venues in your chosen area, function room(s) and bedroom details and photos, additional information like check in/out times, and crucially the discounted price that we will negotiate for you on room hire, meals, and any B&B accommodation you wish to have following the event. Maybe complimentary drinks upon arrival will be included also – after all it’s thirsty work questioning our suspects!
Please note – this service and discounted hotel/room hire/meal/bedroom rates, are only offered to those also booking a Murder One murder mystery event.
If you wish to have this free crime scene sourcing service with no obligation, in addition to your whodunnit, please contact us here stating location, budget, number of guests/meals, accommodation if needed and any other requirements.
In the below slideshow there are 3 examples of the savings we negotiated for clients earlier this month. One client saved £1919 on the venue they chose!
Details regarding the next Murder One murder mystery for members of the public are below… ALL our public dates are listed here.
Murder One are delighted to be staging a murder mystery night at the delightful Simonstone Hall in Hawes, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park North Yorkshire, on Saturday 29th February 2020. The plot will be Fatal Focus.
Tickets £49 for arrival drinks, murder mystery, three course meal and a glass of wine… For those that survive the night, B&B in one of the 18 beautifully furnished en suite rooms and suites is available from £99 ….
To book contact the incident room on 01969 667255 before it’s too late!
Murder One are proud to be staging a Charity Fund Raising murder mystery event on Friday 17th April 2020 at the delightful Lytham Hall – an 18th-century Georgian country house in Lytham, Lancashire, a mile from the centre of the town in 78 acres of wooded parkland. The event is to raise money for the Swallows Cancer Support Group and tickets are just £30 for this great cause, to include a buffet and three hours of interactive murder, mystery and mayhem with 8 professional actors! Book now before it’s too late! Contact the incident room on 07572 493 874 or email sharon2theswallows.org.uk
Murder One are delighted to be resurrecting our tour of ‘Murder One Night’ – a murder mystery we’ve especially adapted for stage which will be taking place at theatres in the UK in 2020
Synopsis: A young woman, last seen in the vicinity of the theatre has dramatically disappeared. The police are holding a reconstruction of her last known movements and, alongside members of her family, are pleading for the audience’s help in this intriguing mystery. However, skeletons tumbling from the family closet mean events take an unexpected twist… and one of the family is out to prove that blood is thicker than water…
Click below to see audience feedback from the last time we toured this interactive murder mystery.
Corporate and Teambuilding Murder Mystery events throughout the UK and beyond… Clients include The James Bond Stunt Team at Pinewood Studios and HMS Sultan for The Royal Navy… Check out these video testimonials from a variety of clients – Corporate and Team building event organisers, hotel bookers, and members of the public who’ve all been sleuths on our whodunnit events! Witness their reactions here!
Murder One are presently recovering from our latest murder mystery event – this time during a wedding reception at the delightful venue of Tanfield House in Ripon. Our rogues gallery of suspects arrived early at the venue and were mingling with guests from 4.30. The action later moved to the marque where a murder was announced and the mayhem and mystery developed from there! The 40 guests interrogated us and trawled through the red-herrings, and everyone absolutely loved it. Despite our reassurances, the blushing bride said it’s what she’d been most nervous about prior to her big day (even more so than the beautiful dance they’d had choreographed) simply because she had no idea of how it would go down. It was a tremendous success (as with all our events!) and the happy couple and their guests were overjoyed with how our perfect murder had complemented their perfect day!
A video showing photographs from the event will be uploaded here shortly, but in the meantime here are just a couple of testimonials from the event, including from the Bride and Groom…
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 and cities were nothing less than friendly, polite, welcoming and hospitable. Murder One were made to feel incredibly safe and welcome wherever we went. As always, 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.
A proud and happy achievement as Murder One goes from strength to strength. Below is a video diary of Murder One’s time in Pakistan.
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 and stunt men and women 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.
Want to hire Murder One for your own event? Take a look around our site to see how we stage the perfect murder!
Are you a fan of the Daniel Craig movie Knives Out? Have your own ‘Knives Out’ event by booking the UK’s premier murder mystery company for your own whodunnit ! Sift through a similarly intriguing web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind a Murder One murder mystery!
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 late 2019…
Photos of the cast enjoying the farm after the event can be seen here, and below is a video of the event and another of audience reviews…
Murder One will return to this venue in 2018… see here for dates! …
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.
FOR ALL INFO ON OUR TEAMBUILDING, CORPORATE AND PUBLIC EVENTS please explore our site!.
Here we have a photo from another murder mystery event staged in the height of the British summertime – but never let it be said that Murder One don’t look after our actors when performing in hot weather!! This time we had our victim found outside!!! A perfect excuse to get some fresh air whilst he died!!
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Here we have another AMAZING murder mystery as a team away day for Strategic North who were one of the best group of sleuths EVER! They really got stuck into us over dinner as they interrogated us relentlessly despite our rogues gallery of suspects being so defensive and obnoxious! They were clearly an amazing set of colleagues – you could see their camaraderie as following their annual awards ceremony they trawled through our red herrings to try and solve our fiendish murder at the spectacular Arley Hall – which has also been used as a filming location for news stories on BBC Breakfast News right through to Disney productions.
Among some of the productions filmed at Arley Hall have been the BBC’s Peaky Blinders, Antiques Road Show, Body Farm, Great British Garden Revival, Songs of Praise, Our Zoo; ITV’s Coronation Street, Cold Feet, The Voice, Tonight with Trevor McDonald, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Cold Blood, The Forsythe Saga, Midwinter of the Spirit and Britannia High; Channel 4’s Hollyoaks and Disney UK for Evermoor. It was a delight to perform for such fun clients and at such an amazing venue which leant itself perfectly to our murder mystery events!
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.
See our main site for ALL info on our events. February 2018 saw Murder One stage a Charity Murder Mystery Event at York House in Twickenham for the chosen charities of the Lady Mayor of Richmond, Councillor Lisa Blakemore, and Deputy Mayor Councillor Benedict Dias. The charities the 120 guests generously raised over £7000 for Cavernoma Alliance UK, metoo@co, and Off The Record, Twickenham. With paper faces on parade at this masquerade murder mystery guests – which included the Lady Mayor and Deputy Mayor, and also a criminal profiler from New Scotland Yard (!) – were encouraged to unmask the murderer in yet another fiendish Murder One event.
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
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!
Well it’s the end of an era as Mr Steve Ward – who’s worked with Murder One for all of it’s 31 years – finally hangs up his handcuffs and warrant badge, having solved his last case! Playing Det. Insp. Ferris for about the last 3-4 years, Steve had also played a wide variety of characters prior to that, and has been an integral part of Murder One’s growth to international status – touring not just the UK but abroad, staging the perfect murders!
Below is an open letter from Steve, who will be sorely missed by all who’ve worked with – and been entertained – by him …
“As we move into a new year, the close of 2018 marks the end of an era for me. Having been with Murder-One since its beginnings in 1987, I have worked my way through all the senior characters (even when I was younger!) until I took on the character of D.I. Ferris. Now, having reached a ripe old age, it is the right time for me to hand on my tin star before senility and dotage takes hold. Working with Murder-One all these years has been a privilege and a pleasure. Every event has presented its own challenges but Murder-One has always delivered; storms, floods, and break-downs all taken in its truly professional stride. It has taken me to many fabulous venues, some of which have been so welcoming that it was like visiting old friends. It has allowed me to meet many interesting people. It has given me the chance to work with so many talented colleagues, some sadly no longer with us, and some now moved on to greater things – I will remember you all. Above all, it has made me many life-long friends.
To all guests, colleagues, and friends – I salute you all and may Murder-One continue to flourish.