Murder to Measure

Tailor-made & off the peg murder mysteries to die for!
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If you want to find out more about our murder mysteries, you can always contact us by phone or email via our contact page. We answer some of the more commonly asked questions below, but if you can't find an answer you are looking for, please do get in touch and we'll be happy to help.

Your Event

How long will my event last?

Most events last around 3 hours, but we can provide longer or shorter mysteries if required.

How many guests can I invite?

This is limited by the venue size, but events with 8-120 or so guests are possible. We can entertain more, but for performed events we may have to consider the use of amplification. Clue-based mysteries can be adapted for 200 guests or more.

Are your events suitable for children?

Murder is a serious business, and some of our scenarios cover mature themes, but are never explicit and would be suitable for teenagers. If you wish to include younger children in your event, then please us know, and the scenario will be tailored accordingly. If you are thinking of attending an event with younger children, then contact us, and we can give you an indication of the suitability.

None of my guests have acted before - will this matter?

Provided that the guests nominated as performers want to take part, then no. Our MC's are experienced in nudging everyone in the right direction, instructions are kept simple, there is no script to learn, and everything is tailored to suit the performers.

Payment

How much does and event cost?

The cost of a murder mystery event will vary according to many factors, including location, number of performers and duration and it's difficult to be precise on price without knowing full details of your event. For a simple scenario in the local area (Somerset), where Murder to Measure provides an MC only, with up to around 12 suspects you should budget at around £300. Actors, catering etc. are priced in addition to this. To request a quote, use the contact page.

When are you paid?

We usually ask for a small deposit to secure the booking and cover initial expenses, the balance is then paid on the night. Alternatively for corporate clients we can invoice the hiring company and then ask for payment within 30 calendar days.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Payment by cheque, bank transfer or cash is acceptable. For credit card payments we use an online service such as Paypal. Cheques should be made out to "Murder to Measure".

Venues and Catering

Do I have to use one of your venues?

Murder to Measure will not tie you down to any particular venues. You can find your own venue or ask us to make some recommendations for you to chose from.

What should I tell my caterers to do? Won't they be interrupted by all the goings on?

Ask the caterers to act as if it were a normal dinner. The performers will fit around them.

I don't want a dinner, will this matter?

Not at all. We can structure the event around anything - karaoke, quiz nights, party games, scavenger hunts, treasure hunts, dancing, meetings, ten-pin bowling - whatever takes your fancy.

Miscellaneous

What does an MC do?

The MC is there primarily to kept an event on track for the evening. He or she will play a key role in the mystery, but will also brief the suspects, introduce everyone, question the suspects and reveal the answer at the end.

How much notice do I need to give you when making a booking?

Obviously, the more notice we have, the better, but we aim to be able to accommodate events with as little as three weeks notice. Any less than that, and we'll certainly see what we can do.

How can I work out whodunnit?

We pride ourselves in making mysteries that can be solved if you watch and listen closely enough. It's never easy - but remember that every murder needs a motive and an opportunity - if you can work out the only person with both, then he or she is guilty! If you feel like boning up before you visit us, then you could do worse than reading how to solve a murder mystery. That covers the fundamental questions you should ask of the suspects.