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Murder Mystery Events

Are you an amateur sleuth? Can you get to the bottom of any conundrum and spot the false alibi?

Test your skills out at one of The Old Swan Hotel’s famous Murder Mystery Events.

With its romantic past and Agatha Christie connections, The Old Swan in Harrogate is ideal for an atmospheric (and hilarious) Murder Mystery weekend. Bring friends and join in the fun.

2018 Murder Mystery Dates

  • Dinner: £51.00 per person
  • Dinner, Bed & Breakfast: £110.00pp

Friday 9th February 2018 – St Valentine’s Day Massacre

It is 1929. Jack (Johnny) Johnson runs the 'Starlight Rooms', a lucrative night club. Despite living in Britain Johnny styles himself as a Chicago gang leader and the local constabulary tend to ignore him. However, when detectives find a link between a series of murders and the Starlight Rooms, the police become very interested indeed. What has Johnny been up to? Is someone trying to frame him - and if so who?

Your dress code for this event is: 1920’s

Friday 23rd March 2018 – Togas and Tiaras

It is 125AD. Baccus has just been appointed Proconsul of Britain and Baccus is hosting this party to celebrate. But what happened to the previous Proconsul, Homer? Did he die of natural causes or was he murdered? And if so, why?

Your dress code for this event is: Togas

Saturday 28th April 2018 – Too Many Cooks

Tonight is the Gala dinner being held before filming starts for the finale of TOO MANY COOKS, with an important invited audience of which you are a member. Steve Patterson, celebrity chef will be hosting. Is Steve the same as he is portrayed on television or is he even nastier and is £100,000 a prize worth killing for?

Your dress code for this event is: Standard Party Wear

Saturday 26th May 2018 – The Hen Party

Alison and Andy are to be married! Alison is hosting her hen party at the hotel this weekend, and we’re all invited. But will Alison’s happiness be shattered when some dark secrets come to light over the course of the evening? And what of her fiancé? Is he all he seems to be?

Your dress code for this event is: Standard Party Wear

Friday 22nd June 2018 – Game, Set & Match

Lorna Davis was the shock winner of the latest ATP ranking event, beating her arch rival Sky Sommerville in the final, which Sky did not take well as she was the clear favourite to win. Lorna is delighted as it has now qualified her for Wimbledon. She is resolute that one day she will win the tournament and this could be her time!!

Lorna burns with a desire not only to win tennis's greatest competition but also to prove a point and to shame some of the biggest names in the tennis world, for Lorna hides a dark secret, a secret she has harboured for some time and is now fixed upon humiliation and revenge. In her eyes no one will get in her way and there is only one result..... Game, Set & Match!!!!

Your dress code for this event is: Standard Party Wear / Sportswear fancy dress

Friday 13th July 2018 – The Wedding Reception

Guests are invited to join elderly, upper class Bertrum Wallace-Smythe and his young, unsophisticated bride, Zoë Matthews, at the evening reception to celebrate their marriage. Not everyone feels like celebrating however. Will these two very mismatched families get on - or will their dirty laundry be aired in public?

Your dress code for this event is: Wedding Outfits

Friday 3rd August 2018 – Ancient Curse

A new Pharaoh’s tomb has been discovered and many of the artefacts are being brought to England for display. But there is said to be a curse on any one who disturbs the last resting place of the Pharaoh.

But is it a curse or will someone start killing to get their hands on the valuable artefacts?

Your dress code for this event is: Best Egyptian Costume

Friday 14th September 2018 – How to Murder a Millionaire

It is 1956. Millicent Montague is throwing a party to celebrate the release of her latest Hollywood blockbuster "How to Murder a Millionaire". All the stars will all be there and Millicent is hoping that she will be able to put the past behind her. You know the sort of thing:  The rumours of her affairs, her involvement with a prominent American Politician, Her Mafia connections, etcetera etcetera. She is hoping that the film will distract people from all that. But you can be sure that someone has a grudge to bear. But would they kill because of it?

Your dress code for this event is: 1950’s

Friday 19th October 2018 – Pipers Grave

MBX-TV, the infamous, sleazy cable TV channel is 5 years old this weekend/evening. Matthew Bradshaw, founder and CEO of the company has thrown a party to celebrate and to make a very important announcement. But things don't go according to plan - why is MBX-TV losing ground to its rivals? What secrets and mysteries does the hotel harbour? And are the rumours about John Piper's ghost true?

Your dress code for this event is: Ghosts, Vampires etc.

Saturday 10th November 2018 – Catherine’s Wheel

Catherine Emerson is a pyrotechnician. She has ambitions of winning the International Fireworks world championships but has yet to qualify. This year she has high hopes of a good result, despite her failures in recent years. Tonight is the pre-qualification event dinner and excitement will be building. But did someone sabotage Catherine's attempts last year? Who is the new mystery entrant? And would somebody kill to ensure success?

Your dress code for this event is: Standard Party Wear

Friday 7th December 2018 – Christmas Card Company

The Rothwell Greetings Card Company is holding their Annual Christmas Fancy Dress Party and you are all invited. It is a double celebration as this year sales have exceeded all expectations and there have been some very healthy bonuses indeed! Not everybody has the Christmas spirit though. Who isn’t pleased that the company has done so well this year? Has someone got different ambitions – and would this be reason enough to kill

Your dress code for this event is: Pantomime Characters

Friday 28th December 2018 – Auld Lang Syne

It is 1941. Sarah MacDonald is joining the WRNS and is being posted overseas.  Today is her going away party and everyone is invited to come along and say goodbye to her. What is the truth behind her leaving? Is she running away or making a new start? And would somebody kill to prevent her from going?

Your dress code for this event is: 1940’s

SPECIAL OFFER

Stay for the weekend and receive a 10% discount on the bedroom rate, with bookings for the night before or after the Murder Mystery event (subject to availability)

Events presented by Murder 57

* Dinner
** Weekend

Call the hotel on 01423 500055 to make your booking or email us here

Please note deposits are required for all Murder Mystery events. Offer is subject to availability.

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Call direct on 01423 500055 (Low Cost Call)

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