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Murder Rehearsed (Character Based - Large group) £49.99

Burnton under Ash is a small but fairly busy market town.

Burnton Barnstormers (the local amateur dramatics society) are preparing to stage their fifteenth annual production, a musical comedy called “A Peek At Peking”.

The auditions are over, the cast selected. They are about to start the first rehearsal when the body of the show’s director, local bank manager Red E Cash, is discovered covered in blood, face down in a props basket with a gaping wound on his head.

All the members are gathered in the green room. Two questions have to be answered. What has happened here? And how will the show go on?

The Cast:

Essential Cast

  • Detective Inspector Buster Maul - The policeman sent to solve the crime
    Efficient in his own peculiar way, Detective Inspector Buster Maul has an unusual method of solving crimes - he involves everyone!

  • Andy Mann - Local DIY store owner.
    As stage manager, Andy Mann is scruffily dressed, and a very rough and ready character.

  • Ada Crimp - Local hairdresser
    Selected to play the female lead, Ada Crimp has an abundance of costume jewellery, and is very smartly dressed and heavily coiffured.

  • Preston Smart - Men’s Tailor.
    Playing the part of leading man, Preston is immaculately turned out complete with gold cuff links, silk tie and pocket handkerchief.

  • Kitty Cuddler - Owner of the local cattery.
    Fond of cat suits and positively feline make-up, Kitty Cuddler brings a cat-like manner to her role as second leading lady.

  • Rich Pickens - Stockbroker
    Preferring the smart casual look, Rich Pickens is fond of cravats, sports jackets and suede shoes. He sports a handlebar moustache but is otherwise clean shaven.

  • Roberta Legge - Retired Ballet Dancer and Lady Chairperson.
    Dressed in very dated governess type clothing, and never without her walking stick, Roberta Legge is striking in strong make up and she keeps her hair well under control.

Optional Cast:
  • Beau Kaye - Florist and assistant stage manager.
    Slight of build and quietly spoken, Beau Kaye tends to dress a little too flamboyantly in order to get noticed.

  • Dee Zyner - Boutique Owner and wardrobe mistress.
    Of Eastern European origin Dee Zyner has a strong accent and dresses in clothes more fitting for someone half her age.

  • Bill Sterling - Bank Clerk and assistant director.
    Although smartly dressed, Bill’s bearing and manner suggest a slight lack of confidence.

  • Sally Forth - Lollypop Lady and programme seller.
    Even out of her lollypop uniform, Sally still seems very flat footed, and dowdy and rarely wears any make up.

  • Willy Stackem - Unemployed Bricklayer.
    The society’s Gopher or dogsbody Willy is a very rough and ready character, with torn jeans and check shirt to go with his favourite baseball cap.

  • Anita Body - Beautician and make-up mistress
    With a very modern approach to beauty, Anita sports both tattoos and piercings, black eyeliner and black lipstick, and prefers to wear leathers and high heeled boots.

Never run a large group mystery before? Then don't panic!

Hosting a Large Group Murder Mystery is time consuming, but with ample preparation and a good cast it is really quite simple and great fun!

In large group games it is impossible to give everyone a part, instead the mystery involves "cast members";¯ who are fully in the know and act out the mystery, and the guests act as detectives trying to solve the murder.

Large group games come in several different formats, clue based, cast based, multi-room, single room, or a mixture of them all.

This particular game requires 7-13 cast, and one large room. It also has an option of a series of paper clues. Guests will also need paper and pens. This game works best as a sit down event with 6-12 tables of guests who work as a team, but the game can be adapted to suit most formats of events.

The game contains two options. Option 1: All clues are provided by cast members. Option 2: Guests receive questions to ask the suspects (cast members) on paper, and have to find out the answers to these questions from the cast.

To find out more information about Character Based single room games click here Character based mystery games for large groups.

At Red Herring Games we give you everything you need to run a sucessful party!

Our murder mystery games include:
  • How to use this game.
  • Instructions for running this murder mystery.
  • Making the most of your theme - ideas for decoration / activities.
  • Invitations in 6,8,10 and 12 player format.
  • Character Booklets.
  • Optional scripted dialogue in 6, 8, 10 and 12 player format.
  • Option 1 clues
  • Option 2 clues
  • Guests Instructions for Option 1 and Option 2
  • Answer sheet
  • Scripted dialogue for Detective Inspector Buster Maul.
  • Money off voucher towards next purchase.


This game contains content that may be suitable for persons ages 13 and older. This game contains:
  • A murder - violence suggested.
  • Bullying.
  • Comic Mischief - Depictions or dialogue involving slapstick or suggestive humour.
  • Suggestive Themes - Mild provocative references or materials and sexual innuendo.

  • This mystery game is available in three options:

    • Downloadable
    • Print on demand.
    • Deluxe kit.

    Further information on the three options can be found in the menu on the right of your screen.

    Please select which option you require below and then click “add to cart”¯ to purchase this game.

    All guest materials will be printed ONCE ONLY unless otherwise arranged.

    Please get in touch if you require more guest materials. If large volumes are required we will discuss further costs with you.

    Printed games will be shipped within 2-3 days of the order and a confirmation email will be sent at this time. All printed games will be sent by first class post and will arrive in line with postal service timescales.

    If you would like personal details adding to your invitations please indicate this at check out and we will get in touch to confirm your requirements with you.

    All downloadable games can be accessed immediately after purchase. Customers who purchase the printed materials will also be able to access the downloadable game on check out to enable advance planning.

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    This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 04 August, 2012.
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