Murder One have staged many wedding murder mystery events for receptions, but in September 2021 an actual wedding ceremony was interrupted by the arrival of our police and news of a murder! The Bride and Groom had married virtually alone during Covid restrictions, however wanted a unique murder mystery for their 120 guests and outdoor ceremony at the wonderful Barn at Upcote in Cheltenham. Only the happy couple were in on it, and had booked our package that includes additional uniformed officers for added realism! As the celebrant was conducting the ceremony, and on the brink of repeating their vows, our Detective Inspector (played by an ex ‘real life’ Detective Sergeant!) flanked by uniform officers marched down the aisle to announce the murder! The duped guests looked on in shock as police marched out 8 of our suspects – who’d been planted amongst the guests 24 hours previously. They’d been observed having hushed confrontations in the hotel bar the night before as well at breakfast and also on the coaches that transported the guests and our suspects from a Double Tree Hilton to the wedding venue!
With the Groomsmen and Best Man confronting the police and urging them to take this matter elsewhere so that the ceremony could continue, the Swedish celebrant (at this typically flamboyant Swedish wedding!) announced that all was not as it seemed and the briefly bemused guests were now challenged to solve a murder mystery – to great cheers of relief! The event was captured on the real body cams of our ex police officers who were playing the uniformed cops, and footage will follow when we’ve recovered! In the meantime here are a couple of testimonials from the Bride, Groom and Best Man…
To book your own murder mystery – whether for a wedding reception or actual ceremony – see here.
Extra Police Officers For Added Realism In Your Murder Mystery
Murder One are now delighted to offer uniformed police officers at your murder mystery event! This isn’t ‘fancy dress’ – the specialist team we have now partnered with to enhance our events even further come with uniforms and props that are sourced from the exact same manufacturers as the UK police use. Such is their authenticity that they’re used in productions such as ‘Happy Valley’, ‘No Offence’, ‘Eastenders’, ‘Ackley Bridge’, ‘Scott & Baily’, ‘Emmerdale’, ‘Hollyoaks’, ‘Spook’s, ‘Silent Witness’, and have also appeared in James Bond films!
The package we’ll quote when you enquire about our murder mystery events includes a plain clothes Detective Inspector or ‘Host’. However as a ‘bolt on’ you may also wish to book these uniformed officers to add to the realism of your murder mystery (if for example you’re wishing to keep the event as a surprise from your guests/clients – imagine their reaction when authentic uniformed police march into your function room!)
For more information on these officers see here. The events can also be recorded on real police bodycams, so for no extra cost you have video evidence from your event!
If you wish to hire extra uniformed police please let us know and we’ll include a quote when you enquire at email@example.com
Our events are as natural and real as possible, but there’s always time at the end for fun photo/video opportunities if you wish your MD (or other usual suspect in your company!) to be arrested!
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See video evidence below from our murder mystery event during a wedding reception in Ripon. Our rogues gallery of suspects arrived early at the venue and were mingling with guests from 4.30. The event was a secret from all but the bride and groom!
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. 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 however – as with all our events!. The happy couple and their guests were overjoyed with how our perfect murder had complemented their perfect day!
A video of testimonials from the event is below… Our first event after the lifting of lockdown was also a wedding reception murder mystery and we’ve another 6 wedding events booked this summer too!
Summer School Murder Mystery – The lesson today is ‘How To Die’ !
August 2021 saw Murder One stage a murder mystery at Bolton Library and Museum for children on a Summer School who were also studying Sherlock Holmes. These young detectives had a fabulous time interrogating our professional actors in this interactive, immersive event. Below is a video of their feedback following their solving of this whodunnit.
All information on events we stage for students at schools as well as summer schools nationwide can be found on our sister site. Events for adults may be found here.
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!
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.
See the reviews of Murder One’s recent murder mystery event for the Royal Navy at HMS Sultan for Warrant Officers and Senior Rates Mess. Honoured to have been chosen from several other contenders to provide our perfect murder mystery for such a prestigious client and location, Murder One have now received the below praise following the event :
“I would like to thank you and your cast for an excellent murder mystery night. The characters and plot line was fantastic and was very well received by all 140 guests that attended. The conversation went on deep into the night and throughout the next day. This was the first time anything like this was tried within the Warrant Officers’ and Senior Rates’ Mess and was very different to our normal events. What a welcome change it was and something we would love to do again some time in the future.
Here are a few comments I have received that echo the feelings of our guests. Once again many thanks for what was an excellent night and your professionalism and that of your actors is a real testament.
“What a cracking night, we and our guest had such a good time”
“Just to reiterate what a good time was had on Saturday night. Sue and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The murder mystery was very good entertainment”
“Murder mystery was an excellent night”
“What an amazing night, the murder mystery was fantastic and kept us guessing and entertained throughout the night”
HQ Defence College of Technical Training, HMS Sultan.
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.
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 please click here.
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.
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!
Regular Murder One murder mystery actress Sarah will be appearing in ITV2’s The Cabins where she will be living with a blind date for 5 days!
In ‘The Cabins’ murder mystery actress Sarah and 5 other contestants take on the ultimate first date challenge: moving in together. The group will spend time together in the romantic setting, getting to know one another before deciding after 24 hours whether to continue in the hope of finding everlasting love or walk away.
The official synopsis for the brand new programme reads: “Simmering hot tubs, romantic crackling fires, cosy sofas, it’s all here in ITV2’s brand new dating show, The Cabins. Singletons are ditching the dating apps, giving up the ghosting and casting off the catfishers in favour of spending 24-hours getting to know each other in an intimate log cabin”.
The tv show will be aired on ITV2 from Monday 4th January 2021… She’s of course been sworn to secrecy regarding the outcome – just like when Sarah is playing a murder mystery suspect – so we’ll all be tuning in to see the verdict!
Follow Murder One on instagram – @murder.mystery.events where more photos of Sarah will appear with the rest of the Murder One gang once Covid allows, or keep your eye out on our public events to see murder mystery shows that Sarah may well be appearing in …
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!
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Following the success of The Goodbye Girl at film festivals world wide, Murder One have now produced their second feature film, Flower Boy – a bullying awareness feature film involving many of our actors and over 250 other cast and crew.
More info about the film, including reviews and an interview with director Aidey Pugh can be found 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).
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.
Murder One are delighted to announce that their first feature film, The Goodbye Girl, featuring many Murder One actors, can now be viewed on Amazon Prime. The film received 30 laurels and 10 awards at international film festivals and more info can be found here. The trailer is above.
Lydia – a somewhat neglected, mysterious and troubled six year old girl – seems to predict (or cause?) a series of deaths in her prayers… Is it just coincidence… or is something more sinister at work… And as the body count rises how will a family member react when they hear the little girl forecast their own death?
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 done to all the cast and the generous sleuths! See facebook for photos from this fantastic event and venue. Enquire here about your own murder mystery.
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!