Murder Mystery for hire
At Yes Entertainment we can we can arrange a murder mystery for you or you can buy one and run it yourselves. The shows are run by a cast of professional actors who will be there to oversee everything and play the main roles. Depending on your requirements there will be opportunities for your guests to get involved and play some of the characters too: a femme fatale, Lady of the house or a blundering policeman for example.
Some of our murder mystery plots feature famous characters like the great detective Mr Sherlock Holmes, or characters from Agatha Christie. Some have more individual, original characters. Some use real historical figures: Oscar Wilde, Queen Victoria, Lillie Langtry. Some can be tailored to include information about your group. If your budget stretches far enough, we can even create a plot for you.
Something for everyone!
Who we work with
One of the main suppliers we work with to provider murder mystery for hire was set up in 1989, ours was one of the first companies in this country to offer high-quality murder mysteries and team-building games to corporate and private groups. Since then, we’ve run thousands of different events all over the UK and abroad. Previous clients include the BBC, Sky, Reuters and Channel 4; Virgin, BA, CocaCola, Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda, Marks and Spencer and TK Maxx; the Home Office, the Foreign Office, UK Trade and Investment and the Department of Transport; BP, Shell, Esso and ExxonMobil; Lloyds, Barclays, NatWest and HSBC; Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Toshiba, JVC and Sony; PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, PA Consulting and KPMG; BT, Vodafone, Orange, O2, Nokia and Motorola; GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Eli Lily, Johnson and Johnson and Roche.
“On behalf of the directors, I would like to thank your company for providing a most successful evening on Friday! Everybody had a whale of a time and it’s the main topic of conversation in the office! Extremely well executed- if you’ll pardon the pun! It was very well organised both pre- event and during the actual time on the boat. We would have no hesitation in recommending your services.” Heather Thurston, The Infrassistance Company
“Many thanks for all your hard work on Friday afternoon. Feedback from the group is that they all had a wonderful time. Hopefully we’ll meet again at a future event? Once again many thanks – your organisation was brilliant.” Eileen Smith, GlaxoSmithKline
“I have booked this company to run team-building events for UKTI on several different occasions. Every time, they have exceeded all my expectations and I’ve been delighted with the results. The feedback has always been very positive, the effect on team morale impressive and I’d have no hesitation in recommending them to others. They are professional, well-organised, effective, imaginative – and highly entertaining!” Sue Ling, UK Trade and Investment
“We all thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The actors were great, the guests got fully involved and it was just what was needed to help them start networking. I have had a lot of positive feedback about the evening, so many thanks to you and your team” Robin Fenner, QBE
“Everyone had a wonderful time, enjoyed themselves to the max and sang your praises. It was a fantastic evening and superb fun, although since Saturday night I am convinced that I am being watched by the police for certain activities. Thank you again for making the night so fantastic.” Nick Gold, Speakers Corner
“My team are usually pretty cynical about team builds but this one went down very well even begrudgingly by a couple of the cynics” Brenda Sarah, GlaxoSmithKline
“I have received a great deal of positive feedback and everyone enjoyed themselves – we achieved the objectives defined before hand – everyone felt involved and was able to contribute.” James Saunders, Nationwide
“Thank you again for all your assistance in making this event unforgettable and a truly unique experience.” Marina Mok, PriceWaterhouse Coopers
How we run our whodunits varies according to how many people they are for and which style you prefer. Some murder mystery plots can be run by just one or two professional actors, some need five or more. Styles vary according to what will work best for your group. Some are participative and provide plenty of opportunities for guests to get involved. Others are more laid back, more “dinner theatre” than “interactive”. These are the main plot styles we offer:
For smaller groups. Everyone is given their own character to play and how much guests join in is very much their own choice. Perfect for team building and as a way of getting people mixing and mingling.
For medium and larger groups. People are in teams. One person in each team usually has a character to play. Everyone else does what they can to help their team win: solving any murders, questioning all the suspects and pursuing any other objectives their team has. This style of plot also provides plenty of opportunity for people to circulate, mix and mingle.
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For medium and larger groups. These plots are broken up into different scenes and sections. The sections fit nicely around whatever your group is doing: a presentation dinner, an awards ceremony, a conference, a networking event, etc.