murder mysteries

Taking into account Burtie's background as a Scotland Yard murder squad detective and an experienced writer, The Foul Players can provide a bespoke mystery to suit all occasions. He is a trained Criminal Intelligence and Crime Pattern Analyst with many years experience, so he understands the processes and motives involved in serious crime and is able to make his mysteries believable ... and as a trained actor he fully understands that comedy as well as drama plays a massive role in this type of event.

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The Foul Players only use professional actors. We believe that an actor needs the professional tools to be able to act and react appropriately in a murder mystery. Many companies use the services of local amateur companies to provide the actors which necessarily means that the action must be more fully scripted and rigid. That is not to decry the talent of amateur actors (Burtie and Sheila were both involved in amateur theatre for many years), but using professional people gives them the tools to seize opportunities to adapt and react 'on the hoof' depending on what happens on the evening.

We will tailor our mysteries to your group, your venue, your ideas, your personal likes. A truly bespoke experience.

You will be getting a unique event, with a professional cast written by an ex Scotland Yard Detective. We can provide a traditional murder mystery over a dinner, or can even arrange a whole weekend where the enquiry runs from the Friday night through to Sunday lunchtime.

The choice is yours.

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acting mysteries

The Foul Players also have access to a large number of professional actors who have experience in all aspects of acting. They have provided actors on many occasions for bespoke corporate team building events and have multi-talented actors who can provide entertainments of most kinds and are, in the main, all experienced role-players. Should you need actors to assist with company training either live or on film The Foul Players have the resources to assist.

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As well as our core Murder Mystery events, we hope expand into extended murder mystery events, corporate role play and CSI events, stage adaptations and much more.

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