• 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.

  • 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.

     

    COME AND JOIN THE FUN!

  • Upcoming Events

    Buy tickets for our upcoming events - EVENTS FOR 2020 COMING SOON!!

    The SPY who SHOT me!

     

     

    A 1970s Murder Mystery

    The year is 1978, and we need you agent. Yes you, agent, we need you to come to The Morpeth Arms, to crack the codes to reveal the evidence, interrogate the suspects to work out their ulterior motives, all whilst gazing across the Thames at your colleagues at MI6. Who is the mole?

     

     

    CANCELLED

    Fridays and Saturdays from Friday 17th April - Saturday 25th April

     

    SPACE: THE FATAL FRONTIER

     

    An e-Murder Mystery!

    The year is 2302. Captain Rob Anderson has been leading his crew onboard the Starship Atlantic to seek out a new planet to continue civilisation. But the mission has failed, dramatically wrong, and something is not right. You must solve the case before the suspects get back to Earth.

     

    SUNDAYS AT 8PM IN JULY FROM 5TH JULY 2020

     

     

    https://www.designmynight.com/london/whats-on/theatre/space-the-fatal-frontier-1

     

    Wish you WEREN'T here!

     

    An e-Murder Mystery!

    It’s summer, 1991....at Cheeseman’s Holiday Park 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.

     

     

    WEDNESDAYS AT 8PM IN JULY FROM 8TH JULY 2020

     

     

    https://www.designmynight.com/london/whats-on/immersive/wish-you-werent-here-a-90s-murder-mystery

     

     

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

     

    An e-Murder Mystery!

    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, one of them hasn't turned up.....

     

    WEDNESDAYS AND SUNDAYS AT 8PM FROM WEDNESDAY 26TH AUGUST 2020

     

    https://www.designmynight.com/london/whats-on/date-night/contestants-please-go-to-the-dieary-room

     

     

     

  • The Murder Mystery evening was fabulous: brilliantly thought out, creatively developed, professionally delivered and massively entertaining. The structure offered the audience enough opportunities to feel properly involved without it being like some contrived role play. And the whodunnit itself was ingenious!

     

    The murder-mystery was an awesome evening! My team won the prize for getting closest to the solution (although we didn't get every detail), but everyone in the room had loads of fun regardless. I can't wait for the next one!”

     

    The structure worked really well, especially the segments where each table got to question the suspects individually and then feedback to room. The extra clues provided later was a nice touch that added twists and turns and kept the audience engaged. The acting was superb, with each character well defined and avoiding caricature, but still providing the murder mystery tropes that the audience expects!

     

    From our audiences...

  • Our Mysteries

    Our ever growing selection of 'Stock' events!

    Play Dead London - Murder at Big G's Speakeasy

    Murder at Big G's Speakeasy

    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- Scream All About It

    Scream All About It!

    Cut throat world of publishing in the 80s

    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

    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

    P.O.S.K.A

    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

    A Date with Death

    Modern day dating with a murderous twist!

    London Lothario and Entrepreneur Ernest J. Cunningham, the man who brought you ‘Walk of Shame’ dating events and stunningconquests.com is launching his latest dating app ‘Thumper’, and inviting all his ‘nearest and dearest’ to celebrate the launch. But it looks like his past sordid ways are starting to catch up with him…

    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....

  • Book Us

    EVENTS FOR ALL OCCASIONS - ONLINE AND IN PERSON

    Team Building - Corporate Events - 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

    • WE CURRENTLY ONLY CATER FOR ONLINE EVENTS
    • Past clients and venues include Little Nan's Cabaret, Children With Cancer UK, The Exhibit Balham & Smudged Lipstick.
    • 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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