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Murder Mystery Steam + SUPPER

Murder, Mystery and Suspense - solve the clues on our leisurely summer evening train - also includes three cold-courses supper provided by Ashlea Catering and all served at your seat by our volunteer stewards throughout the journey!

The scene is set at Chinnor station by our professional and entertaining actors from the Irregular Special Players. Each plot allows a degree of audience participation, within a complex yet humorous case, which is solvable only to the astute of mind. Will you be able to call yourself a master detective by the end of the evening?

All you have to do is follow the clues, question the suspects, find the physical evidence and solve the case before Sherlock Holmes makes his deductions.

The Blackmailer is performed on 23 June: Doctor Dietler, a ruthless blackmailer has hired a ‘special’ train from the railway magnate Colonel Holman Stevens. Onboard are the famous actress Maria Zinden travelling with her son, Franck, and the armaments merchant Federick von Heissen, both of whom are being blackmailed by Doctor Dietler. Why is Colonel Holman Stevens allowing Doctor Dietler to hire the train on which to conduct his wicked blackmail business? What are the secrets that the famous actress and armaments merchant have to hide, and what does the Flagler Bridge disaster have to do with this case, Why do we also find Sherlock Holmes to be a prime suspect for the murder?

The Theft is performed on 01 September: Colonel Holman Stevens, the railway magnate, has called upon the services of Sherlock Holmes to investigate the ongoing thefts from his trains, which are believed to be the work of a ruthless gang. Meanwhile the mysterious Captain Basil, a famous explorer, is on board a train with a valuable haul of gold coins, which he is to present to the British Museum. A murder follows but the body appears to be that of an innocent passenger, one Doctor Dietler. Who is Captain Basil? Why was a murder committed? What is the motive for the subsequent blackmail aboard the train? Join Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson as they unravel no less than three crimes in this complex case.           

P.S. Some of our 'suspects' may include YOU or some of your fellow travellers... (props and items of clothing will be provided) and it adds to the fun of the evening, though if you'd prefer not to be quite so involved, please tell Holmes or Watson!


Timetable:

Your evening starts at 18.45 and finishes at approximately 22.30 back at Chinnor station, where the murderer is revealed.


Supper Menu:

  • Cold Starters: Country Pate with French Toast, Melon & Parma Ham, Vegetarian Trio of Melon.
  • Cold Mains: Salmon Fillet with Fresh Herb Sauce, Sausage & Egg Pie, Vegetarian Mediterranean Vegetable Galette. All Mains served with Minted New Potatoes, Mixed Sala & Coleslaw.
  • Cold Desserts: Chocolate Cheesecake, Apple & Lemon Tart served with Cream.
  • Tea & Coffee: Served at the end of supper.

Price:

Adult £39.50 (16+ years)

Child* £32.50 (10 - 15 years)

*We suggest a minimum age of 10 years.

Price includes three round trips of the line and three cold-courses supper - cold starter, cold mains and cold dessert, with tea and coffee service to finish - there is also a paid-for service of alcoholic beers and wines, soft drinks etc, also served at your seat by our volunteer stewards.


Make up a Party of 10 (or more):

There are reduced rates for groups of 10 or more - please speak to Ray on 07718 003133 (10.00 - 16.00, calls only - sorry no texts to his 'phone) and Ray will be delighted to discuss availability and prices with you.




Booking information

Due to the fixed seating layout, bookings are made per complete table of 2, 3 or 4 persons. Prices include train fare and cold supper, but excludes wines, beers and additional soft drinks - which are available at your seat at extra cost. Due to the internal dimensions of our heritage coaches, we regret that less able persons can only be accommodated if they are not confined to a wheelchair.

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Sat 23 Jun 2018
Depart 18:45
Sat 01 Sep 2018
Depart 18:45