Murder Mystery at Old Police Station

The cast (including some from the St Ambrose Players) and the writer of a Murder Mystery, Dave White, (centre rear) in Coppers Tea Rooms, Leyland, which will be the setting of a murder mystery evening
The cast (including some from the St Ambrose Players) and the writer of a Murder Mystery, Dave White, (centre rear) in Coppers Tea Rooms, Leyland, which will be the setting of a murder mystery evening

An intriguing Murder Mystery Night is being staged in an old police station this week.

Coppers Tea Rooms on Golden Hill, Leyland, the former station (complete with the old cells) is welcoming actors from the St Ambrose Players and members of the public to take part in the interactive event.

Member of the Players, Sarah White, said: “We’re really excited about the murder mystery event at Coppers, although it’s not actually an official St Ambrose Players event.

“The Murder Mystery has been written by my dad, David White (he enjoys writing them as a hobby) and friends and members of St Ambrose Players are taking part.

“He has written this murder mystery especially for Coppers and it is entitled Menu for Murder.

“The venue of Coppers Tea Rooms will act as the fictional ‘Peelers Restaurant’ where the dead body of Tony Pawht has been found.”

Guests will enjoy a meal at the restaurant before being given the chance to interrogate a list of suspects, including waitress Pearl Barley, fading soap-star Evita Whey, theatrical agent Oskar Knight, chef Morris Piper, local councillor Justin Thyme, local fishmonger John Dory, Peelers partner Rose Water, and local journalist Iona Blackberry.

“As you can see there’s some fun in the names too,” Sarah continued.

“The suspects have each been given a character background and details of where they were when the murder occurred.

“But there is some leeway for each individual to add some fun to the characters when questioned.

“Hopefully it’ll be a really successful night and a great community event.”

Tickets for the event, which takes place on the evening of Friday, April 26, cost £10 each, and include a ‘Copshop Supper’.

Call Pam Campbell on 01772 435648 for details.