Take your pick from these great team building choices
We offer five levels of Murder Mystery Format to suit your budget: Standard, Hosted, Premier, Premier Plus and Executive – all receiving excellent feedback. The plots and formats we offer are many and varied and we can be-spoke any event to include your company details. We can also include amusing anecdotes about your guests in the event paperwork.
All plots are professionally written and performed by experienced and trained professional actors, who are handpicked members of Equity with credits in TV, Film and Theatre and have many years’ experience in this type of entertainment.
Join us for the full Art Deco Experience with the best in live music, dancing girls and murder mystery entertainment! Start the afternoon with a very English tea whilst music from the Art Deco period plays followed by a dance display and interactive lessons from The Gorgeous Gatsby Girls. After a well-deserved rest, each guest will collect their period costume accessories and retire to dress for dinner.
At Pre-Dinner Drinks, The Gatsby Girls will mix and mingle with the guests revealing some of the background to the forthcoming Murder Mystery which will be performed over your dinner. The girls will give a final dance display before the actors enter and set the scene for the murder mystery in the Art Deco themed dining room.
The hilarious Murder Mystery, performed by professional actors, will play out over five scenes during the course of the meal and will conclude over coffee with champagne and chocolate prizes for the best detectives.
After dinner, the delights of Champagne Charlie and the Bubbly Boys will entertain you with their special brand of hosted cabaret music where the guests get the chance to use all their new dance moves learnt earlier in the day.
*Please note, if the listed entertainers are not available, a similar professional company of equal standard will perform.
Nothing to do for this format apart from sit back and enjoy yourselves whilst watching a scripted comedy play performed between courses at your dinner.
Our professional actors will entertain your guests with a play, written with lashings of comedy, drama and sometimes even MURDER!
An evening at Café René in the village of Nouvion with ‘ALLO ‘ALLO – RESISTANCE IS FUTILE for wartime comedy-drama, fun and frolics. We love it when you dress the part!
MURDER IN A THYMELY MANOR set during the 1920's era of flappers and gay abandon with intrigue and comedy a-plenty.
Our Pantomime, “OH NO IT ISN'T!”, based around those elements that make pantomime what it is: men playing women and women playing men, dreadful puns, slapstick and corny gags with lots of opportunities for audience participation throughout. You’re guaranteed a fun-filled event. “Oh yes you are!”
Or how about an evening with the Bard? Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream is brought to life with THE TALE OF PYRAMUS AND THISBE highlighting excerpts from one of his most famous plays.
Let us take you back to the Golden Era of the VINTAGE COMEDY RADIO PLAYS. Watch our actors perform the vintage comedy scripts between courses at your dinner – the best bit? Your guests play the sound effects on stage!
Our Team Challenge experiences are available worldwide to motivate, engage, entertain, and inspire your employees. We will incorporate your company objectives for the event into the various themes personalising your message to your employees.
We know one of the challenges facing leaders is to find team-oriented employees from members with dissimilar languages, cultures, values, and problem-solving approaches. Our Team Challenges are used to enhance social relations and define roles within teams, involving collaborative tasks aiming to expose and address interpersonal problems or to address issues within the group.
These challenges are intended to improve performance in a team-based environment by aligning goals, building effective working relationships, reducing team members' role uncertainty, and finding solutions to team problems.
Fun is an important component to team building, but the intent is to become productive, focused, and aligned. Competitive Team Challenges allow teams to produce meaningful results pushing teams to work together to produce results allowing passionate, dedicated, and talented people to give their best towards a common goal and towards a shared vision of success.
Organised Crime Groups pose an enormous threat with their involvement in Terrorism, Robbery, Human Trafficking, Money Laundering, Counterfeiting, Prostitution and Drugs, so the Police need to keep one step ahead if they’re ever going to bring them down. Therefore, it doesn’t help when it’s suspected that an officer on the Force has been working alongside the OCG, feeding them vital information about on-going investigations into their activities.
Which is where you come in. Anti-Corruption AC-59 are recruiting and need your help to identify the rogue officer. Teamwork is key as you are tasked with reviewing the evidence and finding the missing links that will ultimately result in the arrest of the guilty party and to your team winning the coveted “AC-59 Award for Excellence In The Line Of Duty”.
Teams meet in the Briefing Room where they are given the background details of the case, before separating to review filmed interviews and factual evidence and then linking their findings to CSI evidence gathered during the investigation.
They will then present their conclusions to the Chief Investigating Officer for assessment.
I'm Sherlock Holmes, the world's only consulting detective. I'm not going to go into detail about how I do what I do because chances are you wouldn't understand but to summarise; I observe everything, from what I observe, I deduce everything, when I've eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how mad it might seem, must be the truth.
So, is he dead? Or is he just playing a game with us? There’s certainly a dead body or two and a trail of clues leading me to suspect that my nemesis, Moriarty is still with us.
Unfortunately, before we could set out to prove it, myself and Doctor Watson were rather ignominiously spirited away to some undefinable location and held captive whilst this game plays itself out.
But you, my friends can follow my guidance and use your own powers of observation and deduction to follow the clues and unravel this intriguing murder mystery and discover exactly who and what is behind the reason for our enforced incarceration – and you might just save us at the same time! So, get ready – the game is on…
Your company is being held to ransom by a group of international criminals. They have kidnapped one of your top executives... Time to call in “I.R.I.S” - International Reactive Intelligence Service.
The teams are briefed by the Chief Intelligence Officer on their Mission and the Challenge ahead. Once they have received all the information they need, they are given a time limit for completion then allocated starting points around your chosen city and set off on their quest. It is up to the teams how they allocate responsibilities and manage their time to locate the kidnapped victim and arrange their release. Oh, and yes, it is imperative to avoid the enemy agents, no time for nerves...
Morse and Lewis have left the force and crime is still being committed in the Historic City of Oxford. They left behind them an unsolved case and a new twist has emerged challenging the skills of the latest team of detectives to protect the City of Dreaming Spires.
By solving cryptic clues, searching for evidence around the city and using CSI methods and observational skills, your team will compete to win the coveted Morse Award for Excellence. The investigation will include several locations used in the Morse, Lewis and Endeavour television series where their fictional crimes took place. Author Colin Dexter is no longer with us, but his characters live on - come and help us solve the next crime in The City of Dreaming Spires.
We can arrange a 2 to 3-hour stand-alone murder investigation or a full-day murder investigation including lunch at The Morse Bar within the famous Randolph Hotel, punting on the river Cherwell, shopping in the famous Covered Market and a visit to the world renowned Oxford Colleges.
It is the height of the Cold War and both sides view each other with the utmost suspicion.
Your country teeters on the brink of conflict when suddenly a new threat emerges. It seems that in an effort to destabilise the economy and tip the balance into all-out war, one of your company's top executives has been kidnapped and a nuclear warhead has gone missing! But which side is responsible? Time to call in the most secret of the secret services. The teams are briefed on their Mission and the Challenge ahead. Once they have received all the information they need, they are given a time limit for completion then set off on their mission using only the methods of the period (no mobiles allowed!) It is up to them how they allocate responsibilities and manage their time.
This Team Challenge can be set in any city in Europe, although, for a greater degree of authenticity, it is at its best in Eastern Europe using genuine Cold War transport and bunkers.
It's 1962 and the Cold War is at its height. International agents roam the globe taking out the opposition and trading information under cover of fraudulent identities. Can you spot who is genuine and who is a double agent and a traitor to their country? The peace must be kept at all costs but information on the enemy comes at a high price.
Join us at Checkpoint Charlie, receive your mission and make tracks to bring down the Iron Curtain.
The last team of bungling detectives have been replaced as crime is still rife in the City. The team left behind them an unsolved case and a new twist has emerged challenging the skills of the latest team of detectives to emerge.
The latest victim, Michelle Chaperon, was a tour guide, found dead by the City tourism office, murdered by lethal injection from an umbrella and left lying prone across a map. The murderer is known as Mors Letum but has escaped capture and is taunting the police by leaving a trail of clues challenging them to find him before he strikes again. With the help of your detective teams, together we can crack this case before the killer strikes again, make an arrest and return the City to the pleasant and vibrant place it once was. But for how long…?
Set in the City of your choice, your teams will be solving cryptic clues, searching for evidence and using CSI methods and observational skills, competing to win the coveted Detective Award for Excellence.
They’re a part of many people’s lives... They’re followed avidly week in, week out. They are - The TV Soaps.
But have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a part of one? Or better still, actually create your own?
Well, now’s your chance as we give you the opportunity to join us for this brand new, unique, exciting and hilarious Soap Opera Team Challenge. Your teams will be creating an episode of the new soap opera, East Corriedale. Our professional actors will guide them through the event, providing the basic outline of plots and characters; they devise the rest and then the whole episode is performed using a variety of bizarre props and costumes in front of everyone else as the judges decide the winning team and award the appropriate accolades! If required, the final episode can be filmed, edited and shown later over dinner.
An ideal Team Building experience for up to 60 delegates that can run either during and after dinner or as a self-contained stand-alone event through a morning or afternoon. It is highly entertaining, totally engaging and affords every single member the opportunity to get fully involved, with even the most bashful getting up and giving Oscar-winning performances. The rehearsal room awaits…
This event is available at any location of your choice but can be arranged in a former ITV Studios in the Midlands or various Theatres throughout the country.
There’s been a murder! An exclusive opportunity to become part of the Murder Investigation Team in the hunt for a killer.
Teamwork is the key in this intriguing one or two-part cold-case challenge as you work together and search the venue for clues to establish the facts of the case and put together whatever scenario you think may have led to the untimely death of our victim.
You will then present it to the detective in charge of the case, who will guide you through the challenge and award points for the most accurate solution and answers. If, after a well-deserved break, you would like to continue, you can reconvene in the evening and go back in time to see what happened when the murder was committed. You carry forward your modern-day cold-case evidence and team points and continue your investigations over a light-hearted murder mystery during dinner when the suspects from the case are interviewed and you have the opportunity to gather more facts, link the two cases together and finally conclude your investigations where your team could walk away with the top detective award.
Your company is being held to ransom by an evil group of international criminals based in China – “The Syndicate”.
They have kidnapped one of your top executives and are about to release a fatal virus into your company computer system, which means you will not get paid next month unless their ransom demands are met! Time to call in “I.R.I.S.” – International Reactive Intelligence Service.
The teams are briefed by The Spymaster on their Mission and the Challenge ahead. Once they have received all the information they need, they are given a time limit for completion and allocated starting points around your chosen city then set off. It is up to the teams how they allocate responsibilities and manage their time.
To find the kidnap location and victim in the allotted time and to gain enough information to free the victim.
Teams are judged on their teamwork, challenge results, timekeeping and whether their information will secure the release of the kidnap victim. But watch out, enemy agents are trying to stop you!
A Team Challenge experience available worldwide to motivate, engage, entertain, and inspire your employees. We can also incorporate your company objectives for the event into the plot.
It is 1960 and the Cold War divides the world just as it does the citizens of Berlin. The opulent Venice-Simplon Orient Express travels from Berlin to Paris where US President Eisenhower is due to meet his Soviet counterpart, Khrushchev, in a crisis summit to discuss the fate of the beleaguered German city.
But, as the cream of society indulge themselves in all the sumptuous splendour that the train has to offer, amongst their number, they are concealing secrets that could have repercussions for the whole of humanity.
Bearing top-secret intelligence, two scientists have escaped East Berlin through Checkpoint Charlie in an attempt to reach Paris and hand over their information to the Americans. One never made it to the train. He was captured and killed by pursuing Soviet agents. But the other is amongst you, in disguise and desperate not to be discovered. Who could it be?
There are plenty of suspicious characters lurking amongst the luxury train for you to interact with. Male or female? Hero or villain? Murderer or potential victim? Who knows? Follow the clues throughout your journey to solve this intriguing tale of murder, mystery, and espionage at the highest level.
But be careful; not everyone is as they seem and a slip of the tongue or an open pocket could gain you more than you expect.
There is, of course, no pressure but the fate of the world may depend on you!
This fun team building experience is designed to bring your group together and transform them into an all-singing choir with a song from the musicals!
The workshop will be led by one of our West End Musical Theatre Practitioners and is perfect for getting even the most reluctant and out of tune voices to work together and sound amazing. Working with either a piano or backing tracks, the rehearsals are fun, leading to a final performance which will be videoed for you to keep.
No auditions will be held, and no previous singing experience or musical knowledge is necessary. The emphasis is on fun, lifting your group’s spirits and singing for the sheer joy of it. We can include one or two professional performers to finish with a song from the shows.
Real instruments, passionate musicians, a fully self-contained set-up, and plenty of energy – this workshop is guaranteed to turn even the most inexperienced team member into a switched-on musician within just a couple of hours!
This workshop is led by our skilled professional musicians, who will expertly guide you from the moment you pick up your instrument to building up the ensemble to finally producing your uniquely styled song.
There is absolutely no musical experience necessary. All instruments are cleverly adapted using a unique colour-coding system, which means any group can become an instant rock band!
All it takes is a large room, up to 30 people and between 1.5 and 4 hours, but typically 2 hours works well. We bring all the required equipment to you, so just turn up and we’ll do the rest!
We offer you a 20-30 minute vintage comedy radio play to bring some light relief to your event as a Conference Energiser or break from the day’s proceedings.
Performed by four to five professional actors, Your clients get to enjoy a selection of their delegates playing the sound effects to the play during the performance.
We can be-spoke the play themes to include your company or sponsors’ event message or details.
All our actors are members of Equity and have years of experience in television, radio and theatre and will provide a welcome comedy break from the day’s business.
We also offer this format as a Radio Play performed between courses over your evening meal, similar to the murder mystery format timings.
It is a well-known cliché that “everybody loves a quiz” and this is particularly true of our ever-popular format.
The content is predominantly audio-visual, and typically, an event includes up to 8 rounds, which can take place before, during and after dinner, including any of the following themes:
Let us take you back to your school days, not a care in the world but this is the one day you have waited for all year… it’s SCHOOL SPORTS DAY!
Our entertaining staff include our MC as the Headmaster to run the events and make sure you behave along with our event manager to see that the events run smoothly. We supply all the equipment, prizes, certificates and run the day for you as you compete to win the coveted medals and impress the boy or girl in the class next to yours. At the same time, this will boost morale and generate some fantastic memories.
Classic School Sports Day inspires your staff, encourages friendly competition, improves communication and teamwork and is great for team bonding, leaving everyone feeling energised.
So, the days of baggy shorts, elasticated pumps, blue gym knickers and long socks have gone, to be replaced with the finest sports kit seen outside of the Olympics. Don’t forget your kit or we’ll make you do it in your pants! House Teams will be selected beforehand to avoid that dreaded situation of being picked last in front of everybody else!