Last Thursday evening I got the chance to go to a Murder Mystery on behalf of BGO at the Renaissance, Manchester. I didn’t really know what to expect as I’ve never been to one even though I’ve always wanted to.
We were greeted with a glass of champagne and I saw Anna so headed straight towards her who was talking to the lovely Stacey who I had never met before. We were shortly ushered through to a room that was beautifully laid out with three tables of ten. We were chatting for a few minutes when a man clutching his chest burst through the door and staggered to the other side saying he was dying. It was all quite dramatic! Once he had ‘collapsed’, a policewoman came in swiftly followed by ‘Sherlock Holmes’. They explained how the evening would work and were given a pack with lots of sheets in to request interrogations/criminal records/evidence/etc in order to work out which of the characters from the card we were given was the murderer.
As the evening went on, we were brought our three courses. I had gone for the Goats Cheese starter which was a salad with pomegranate and hazelnuts and was really nice. The goats cheese had been toasted a little so was lovely and warm, perfect for this time of year transitioning to Autumn. For my main I had the Roast Beef. It was cooked just how I like it; pink in the middle and not chewy at all and came with carrots, swede, green beans, roasties and a Yorkshire pud. Now the dessert I was really looking forward to as I’ve been having a really good week eating because I started the LDN Muscle 10 Week Training Split. I had a yummy brownie with ice cream and it hit the spot just right!
At the end of the evening, we had to hand in a sheet with who we thought committed the murder, what their motive was and how they did it. We then had to go out of the room and get dressed up in the character’s outfits. When we came back in, we re-enacted our scenario to find out that we were the winning group! We won a bottle of champagne and shared it amongst our table.
Overall, it was a really fun evening and I’ve come away thinking I’m a detective! I met lots of lovely bloggers, some that I have already discovered online and some new ones too which was great. The hosts and actors of the evening were brilliant and really energetic about the Murder Mystery evening. Definitely something I would like to do again, maybe a little more detailed at a Manor house over a weekend. Have you ever been to a Murder Mystery evening?