• Play Dead London

    London's Premier Immersive Murder Mystery Company

    Play Dead London is an interactive theatrical extravaganza, where the audience play the detectives and solve the murder by digging for clues through watching the interactions between the characters and getting their hands dirty by interviewing the shady suspects themselves. Mysteries are available in PERSON and ONLINE.

  • Our Story

    The story of Play Dead London started almost by accident when our creator and Artistic Director, Emma Crocombe, conceived the idea of first murder mystery event as a fundraiser for an upcoming trip to Bangalore to work with Limited Resources Teacher Training.

    Over the next three months, little did she know that she would be creating an unforgettable murder mystery company with her talented friends. On Saturday 28th April 2018 - Play Dead London was born with their first murder mystery ‘Murder at Big G’s Speakeasy’, Big G actually being the nickname for her dad!



    Now we are growing and building on our series of murder mystery events.


    In response to COVID-19 we have moved our mysteries to ONLINE! We have LOVED connecting to new audiences and hope that our audiences have enjoyed the changes as much as we have!


    Want to know what it's like on one of our online Murder Mysteries??


    How about this one for our latest show 'Contestants! Please go to the DI(E)ARY Room'



    Want to know what it's like at one of our in-person Murder Mysteries?? How about this video of our show 'Scream all about it' for Children with Cancer UK.



  • Upcoming ONLINE Events

    Buy tickets for our NEW ONLINE MURDER MYSTERY SHOW

    AUGUST 2020!

    Contestants! Please go to the Di(e)ary Room!


    It's 2000 and the brand new reality show "We're Watching You' is just about to reach it's climatic finale! Kim Kingston is ready to announce the winner and the final contestants have now assembled....well almost all of them, Dan Harrington hasn't turned up.....









    Superb! From the seamless technology to the excellent writing and of course the convincing performances. Outstanding event and our thanks to the team for providing this entertainment at a time we all need it! My 8 year old was suitably impressed by the effects and we were drawn into the adventure and mystery. Highly recommend and good luck to the team for all future projects.

    Space: The FATAL Frontier - Online Mystery


    I was so impressed how the actors performed in the venue, around the audience and included the audience throughout. It felt immersive, even though it wasn't. The actors were fantastic and excellent throughout the Q&A moments and really kept the audience guessing the whole time! Would definitely recommend for a great night out!

    SCREAM all about it - In Person Mystery


    BEST MURDER MYSTERY EVER! This acting group are incredible. I booked it for my mum’s birthday (you can get individual tickets or contact them for an event) and it blew us away and we loved every second. They’re so talented and funny and the murder mystery and characters are so well done. We got family and friends from all over the world on the zoom call and everyone can’t stop talking about how brilliant it was. Really something special. Book, book, book if you can - you’ll be in for a treat! Thanks all involved for making my mum’s birthday so special.

    Wish you WEREN'T here - Online Mystery


    From our audiences...

  • Our Mysteries

    Our ever growing selection of 'Stock' events ONLINE AND IN PERSON

    Play Dead London - Murder at Big G's Speakeasy

    Space: The FATAL Frontier


    A Mystery BEYOND our UNIVERSE!

    The year is 2315. The Galaxy Spacecraft Atlantic has started its self-destruct sequence, Captain Robert Anderson and his crew were forced to evacuate the ship....Captain’s escape pod didn’t launch – the four remaining crew members are on their way back to Earth....

    Can you solve the mystery of who (or what?!) caused the mission to fail and Captain's escape pod to malfunction?

    Play Dead London- Scream All About It

    Wish you WEREN'T here!


    A 90s Summer Mystery!

    It’s summer, 1991 and at Cheeseman’s Holiday Park in Beachy Stone, the summer is just ending and Barry Cheeseman wants to make some changes to his park, bring in something new....A LASER QUEST! But not everyone is happy with these changes.


    Who has caused Barry Cheeseman to have a tragic accident and end up in the kid's ball pool?

    Play Dead London - Mistletoe and Die

    Mistletoe and Die


    Bringing it back to the 1990s

    It's CHRISTMAS 1996! Channel Awesome are celebrating their first year broadcasting on the small screen. Alistair Beauchamp, owner of Channel A has arranged the end of year Christmas party. What could go wrong?

    Play Dead London - Mistletoe and Die



    Set in 2024 and a Super Hero Nursery

    Being a parent of a super hero its HARD, especially when the nursery that your child is at Flying High is run by Bruno Hollingsworth - a fame hungry businessman who is out for himself and all he can steal. For one of the members of POSKA - the Parents of Super Kids Association it has all become too much...

    Play Dead London - Mistletoe and Die

    Murder, Shaken not Stirred!


    A 1920's Murder Mystery

    Welcome to Big G's, an underground Speakeasy, run by big time gangster Harry Garrison. He has lots of friends, but also lots of enemies.... and on a night raid things take a turn for the worse! But at whose hands?

    Play Dead London - Mistletoe and Die

    Scream All About It!


    Cut throat world of publishing in the 80s

    We are at the wake of Bobbie Davenport, the cut-throat, sharp-talking editor of the 'Views of the World' (with shoulder pads to die for!) has suddenly passed away. But who is responsible for her 'accidental' death?

    Play Dead London - Mistletoe and Die

    A Deadly Dose


    A Victorian Murder Mystery with a Medical Edge!

    The year is 1879 and you are all invited to the autopsy of Jacob John Canning. American businessman, who spends a lot of his time in the East End of London. But something is wrong....very wrong. It appears that Canning's death wasn't natural causes....

    Play Dead London - Mistletoe and Die

    A Date with Death


    Modern day dating with a murderous twist!

    We are at the launch of 'Thumper', the latest dating app and London Lothario and Entrepreneur Ernest J. Cunningham has invited his ‘nearest and dearest’ to celebrate the launch. But it looks like his past sordid ways are starting to catch up with him…

  • Book Us


    Team Building - Corporate Events - Birthday Parties - Fundraising

    Play Dead London Event Hosts - Children with Cancer UK and Little Nan's Bar

    The Nitty Gritty

    All the information you need to know

    • Online Events - use ZOOM conferencing
    • Past clients and venues include Little Nan's Cabaret, Children With Cancer UK, The Exhibit Balham, Smudged Lipstick, The Boston Consulting Group
    • For 'Stock' Events - see 'Our Mysteries' - PDL needs at least 1 month notice
    • For Online Events - PDL needs at least 2 weeks notice
    • For Bespoke Events - PDL needs at least 3 months notice
    • Play Dead London (Play Dead London Limited) holds a £2 Million Public Liability Insurance Policy.

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