Perfect for 8 to 40 guests
Ideal for Zoom, Skype etc.
About our online murder mystery events
The murder mystery plot
We offer a choice of two plots for our COVID-proof, virtual murder mystery events – Sherlock Holmes: The Case Of The Magician’s Inventor and Dead Dogs Tell No Tales.
Sherlock Holmes: The Case Of The Magician’s Inventor – Queen Victoria is dead. The British Empire is at its height. But from across the shores a storm is brewing, a storm that could change the whole world forever. What is the link between world politics, a rundown theatre in the West End and an eccentric inventor? Travel back in time and meet the master detective, Mr Sherlock Holmes, as he unravels the case.
Dead Dogs Tell No Tales – London, the 70’s. Criminals and the Flying Squad at each other’s throats. Now a case to blow everything apart – Terry ‘The Dog’ Mitchell, small-time crook, has been found murdered. But Terry knew a secret, a secret which could shake London to its very core. A new, exciting interactive murder mystery from West End Events and the chance to step into the shadowy world of 1970’s London crime.
How does an online murder mystery work?
Ahead of your virtual murder mystery, we’ll contact a number of your guests with clues, secrets and motives which will see them suspected of committing the most horrendous of crimes (have you guessed what it is yet!?). Then, on the day in question, our detective will join your online video chat (Zoom, Skype etc.) to quiz the suspects. The plot will unfold as each guest discovers their part in the events that resulted in a murder, finally leading to the shocking revelation that one of them is a killer!
Time will be given for group members to examine clues, compare notes and work together to come up with different theories. This can be done as one big group or in smaller teams or pairs depending on your numbers. Feel free to give us a call and talk about how you could use Zoom breakout rooms to facilitate this.
At the end of the event our detective will sum up all of the key clues and unveil the murderer. At this point it’s time to see whether you guessed right or got sidetracked by a red herring! Prizes will be awarded for the best detectives.
We can also set up the event on Zoom and oversee the technical side of things for an additional charge.
Fancy dress is optional but highly recommended, it certainly adds to the fun.
The interactive nature of this event makes it perfect for a variety of different occasions including corporate team building days, Christmas parties, birthday parties and hen nights.
We require a minimum of 8 guests for the murder mystery to work and can allocate a maximum of 15 character roles. Any guests above this number need not be left out though. There are plenty of jobs for willing detectives such as making notes during the suspect testimonies, examining clues and trying to uncover the murderer.
Although online events are new to us, we’ve got over 20 years’ experience running live, in-person murder mystery dinners. Why not have a look at our full range of UK murder mystery dinners complete with venue.