Dinner with a side order of murder mystery.

    Dinner with a side order of murder mystery.

    Posted by Today Tonight on Friday, 25 May 2018


    Agatha Christie-style murder mystery dinner theatre

    Direct from the UK – Australian Debut

    For the first time, Perth audiences have the chance to be part of an original Agatha Christie-style murder mystery, with the launch of a series of dinner theatre nights by leading UK theatre company Cluedunnit at Rigby’s, opening in June and continuing with shows monthly shows through until Christmas. Scroll down for murder dates!

    Led by multi-award-winning British artistic director Robbie Burns, Cluedunnit is one of the most established and acclaimed murder mystery theatre companies in the UK. Its Perth shows are the first in Australia.

    Fittingly set in the rustic basement of Rigby’s grand heritage building, the three-hour dinner theatre shows are a must for fans of Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple and Poirot.

    Expect a mix of mystery, mayhem and laughter in a classic ‘whodunnit’ experience led by six professional actors, served with a three-course set menu by our talented chefs.

    The murder plots are set in the 1930s. So, you are invited to come dressed for the period and storyline. It is not compulsory, but does add to the experience!

    Tickets are on sale now for $95 (plus booking fee) for a three-course dinner/show package. Group table reservations are available.

    Murderous Plots!


    ‘The Pokeingham Murders’
    Saturday, June 9
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    Friday, June 15
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    English Cotswold beauty spot – Pokeingham-Softly-on-the-Wold – is mourning the death of elderly heiress Rose Stimper. In an act of philanthropy, the heiress had bequeathed the village a large sum of money and left instructions for the villagers to decide how best to spend it. A public meeting of residents reveals some dark forces at work. All is not as it seems.

    Christmas in July-themed murder
    Friday, July 13
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    In 1933, it’s fashionable to play golf.
    Saturday, August 18
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    The villagers are back…
    Friday, September 14
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    Glitz, glamour and murder!
    Friday, October 12

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    The villagers are back, again!
    Saturday, November 10

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    A Christmas party no one will forget…
    Friday, December 14
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     Dying to Entertain You!

    Created by Burns, an acclaimed actor and musical theatre performer, in collaboration with author and actor Chris Mills, Cluedunnit began its murder mystery shows in West England more than 35 years ago.

    Cluedunnit’s creative writing team is reputed for its amusing and devious plots. The company is the resident performance group on Burgh Island, the very place Agatha Christie wrote her famous novel, ‘And then there were none’, adding an air of authenticity to the mystery.

    The Perth shows feature a cast of 20 professional local actors who will rotate through the performance nights, bringing variety and spontaneity to each show.

    The scene for each murder is set by lead actor and storyteller Glenn B Swift, well known for his performances around Perth. A cast of six actors per show portray suspects in the evening’s plot. Audience members do not become characters in the story, rather they are the detectives who try to solve the mystery based on clues and hints from the actors.

    The first vital clues are revealed by the actor ‘suspects’ during pre-dinner drinks, as they mingle with guests on arrival. They then join guests at their dinner tables, circulating during the night to give audience members the chance to glean vital evidence to solve the mystery of ‘whodunnit?’.

    The action and clues flow thick and fast, and the performance is continuous. Expect frenetic competition among the audience to reveal the true murderer!