THE VERONA LOUNGE – A LIVE ONLINE MURDER MYSTERY
Following the success of their live online events in lockdown last year, enjoyed by some 750 households, Guildford Shakespeare Company return with a brand-new murder mystery for families and friends to solve this February.
A murder mystery like no-other. The year is 1955. The location, Soho, London. The Verona Lounge is the crown jewel of the cities coolest cabaret bars; frequented by everyone from film stars to politicians, as well as the capital’s criminal underworld. But when a body is discovered in one of the dressing rooms, no-one is calling for an encore…
Using the Zoom platform, guests arrive at The Verona Lounge to be greeted once again by gossip grandee Solanio, the host of GSC’s previous two mysteries. The live story is played out by actors and interspersed with break-out rooms where the audience get to interrogate the characters. Taking place between February 3rd – 14th, start times will vary to ensure as many households as possible can take part.
Matt Pinches, Co-Founder: “Our online Murder Mysteries have been a wonderful way for households to meet up and share an experience together. Throughout 2020 GSC have continued to provide entertainment for our audiences and we’re thrilled that together with our other 4 live original productions, we’ve brought together over 3300 households across the world. The Murder Mysteries are enormous fun and a great way to support the arts and the artists we employ.”
Written by Eleanor Murton and Directed by Francesca McInally, joining the cast this time are GSC familiar faces Simon Nock, Robert Mountford and Sally Cheng, along with Murder Mystery regulars Sarah Gobran and Eli Murton.
The last two mysteries, set in the 1920s and 80s, saw audiences go to very creative lengths to get in the mood for their night out in, with cocktails, room decorations and fancy dress. GSC’s Murder Mysteries are also available to hire for private parties, which have proved extremely popular for celebrating special occasions otherwise not possible due to lockdown.
For more information and tickets, visit www.guildford-shakespeare-company.co.uk/murder-mysteries/#party
TICKETS: £20 (max 2 persons on one device) | Running time 90 minutes, approx. | Strictly limited availability.