A Highly Suspect Murder Mystery: Murder on the Disorient Express - The Nerd Party at Edinburgh Fringe 2023
A Highly Suspect Murder Mystery - Murder on the Disorient Express
Aug 21-26 - theSpace @ Surgeons Hall - Theatre 1
A legendary detective killed aboard a famous train – but who had locomotive for murder? Award-winning mystery maestros Highly Suspect return with a new hilarious interactive murder mystery which the audience must solve! Featuring a fiendish plot, evidence to examine and cryptic clues to crack, can you deduce whodunnit? Fun, frivolity and fatalities guaranteed! ‘Providing plenty of laughs and a few twists… I challenge you not to feel exhilarated by Highly Suspect’s hugely successful production’ ***** (EdFringeReview.com). Mervyn Stutter’s Pick of the Fringe 2022. Sold out, 2021-2022.
I have some experience with murder mysteries shows - my wife runs a theatre company that produces murder mysteries, and we met when she hired me for a show (a story for another occasion!). So it is always interesting to visit another murder mystery company to see how they run their shows - and Highly Suspect does a great job.
Set on a parody version of the infamous Orient Express, there is a cast of characters there to celebrate the retirement of a familiar detective. As the murder is discovered, the audience is given a folder of various clues to figure out the killer. At first glance, it can seem like your group is given a lot of work to do - but the puzzles are challenging, though not overly difficult. The cast knows how to handle audiences of all skill levels, with their characters mixing among teams, creating a friendly atmosphere, and happily giving out hints to make the experience fun, not frustrating. Whether you are successful or not in guessing the killer, this cast is there to have fun with the story and the audience. Definitely suggest going with a group of 3 or more. - Phillip Gilfus
Book tickets here > https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/highly-suspect-murder-mystery-murder-on-the-disorient-express