Immersive Dinner Theatre • Running Time: 180 mins
Performed and presented by Rowan and Danielle Studti

Special Treasury Agent Marriot Mess and Detective Lee Justice lead their guests in a murder investigation over a mouth-watering meal. Guests are given character briefs and play the suspects at the event. They have to analyse the evidence, consider clues and investigate each other in order to absolve themselves. Depending on the script, there are 8 suspects at each table, one of whom is the murderer… You can either book a full table or be adventurous and meet new people!

How it works:
Each ticket includes a welcoming drink and a main course (beef, chicken, veggie or vegan). You'll be prompted to select your seats  at either the red, green, blue or yellow table when you book. If you're getting your friends to book for themselves tell them which colour table to book at but hurry cos it's first come first serve!

It’s New Year’s Eve at The Pitz, the city’s most famous (or is it infamous?) supper club. The usual mix of customers, some noteworthy and some notorious, decorate the tables that surround the crowded dance floor. Everyone in the gregarious group of rarified revellers hoists a glass of champagne and readies their noise makers to celebrate the arrival of the year 1955.

As the clock strikes midnight, Lou Gumbardo and his band, “The Loyal Geraniums,” begin the familiar strains of Auld Lang Syne. The moment has arrived – a new year that promises to continue the post-war boom of the Eisenhower administration. Suddenly, without warning, the club is in darkness and, amid the rumbling of the assembled guests, three shots ring out. When the lights go on again, it’s deadly obvious that the darkened room provided a killer with the opportunity to put a strategic bullet hole into a surprised victim. Someone had dictated the dastardly demise of Sammy Fenetra, lead singer of the band. His mellow tones had made women swoon and music fans turn somersaults.

Guests are immersed in a murder investigation over a mouth-watering meal, where they are both defendant and detective. Each guest has to help us crack the case in order to absolve themselves.There are a total of 8 suspects at each table, one of whom is you! The mystery takes place over a delightful dish, allowing the suspects to indulge in their last meal before one of them is sent like a lamb to the slaughter to death row.

All guests are given a character brief including their background, relationship to the victim and alibi three days prior to the event. They are encouraged to arrive in character, ready to crack the case. Upon your arrival you will receive a welcome drink and will be shown to your table, where you can brush up on your backstory before we get started. Once you are settled in you will be given a chance to browse our selection of props and costume pieces and get into character.

As soon as everyone is seated, your food order will be taken and we will begin the mystery… The Police Chief will lead the investigation, providing extra clues throughout the event. There will be three clues at your table setting which you are welcome to trade with your fellow suspects at any time during the investigation. It is in your best interest to form alliances and obtain as many clues as you can get your hands on! Throughout the event you will interrogate the other suspects at your table to gain as much information as possible. All suspects must answer truthfully according to their scripts. The lies are built into the script so even the murderer doesn’t know whodunit! There will be prizes for best character and for the super sleuths who crack the case.

We are a dynamic duo with a flair for food and fun! We started Dinners to Die for in order to combine the two. We are both professional working actors based in Cape Town, making us the ideal cast for the role of Police Chief and Detective. We like to play good-cop, bad-cop as we run the murder investigation, engaging our guests and keeping them guessing! We offer our murder mystery events at different restaurants and at private functions around Cape Town.




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Schedule

Today (Monday)


The Deep Red Sea
Prose poem for performance
at 7pm
Apple Face
Comedy
at 9pm

Tomorrow (Tuesday)


The Deep Red Sea
Prose poem for performance
at 7pm
Apple Face
Comedy
at 9pm

This Wednesday


Let's Get Quizzical
Pub Quiz
22 May at 7pm
Apple Face
Comedy
22 May at 9pm

This Thursday


Apple Face
Comedy
23 May at 9pm

This Friday


Apple Face
Comedy
24 May at 9pm

This Saturday


Apple Face
Comedy
25 May at 9pm

Rest of May


Sê My Naam Soos ‘n Starbucks Knaap
Comedy
Mon 27 at 7pm
Tue 28 at 7pm
Wed 29 at 7pm
Thu 30 at 7pm
Let's Get Quizzical
Pub Quiz
Wed 29 at 7pm
Dinners to Die For
Immersive Dinner Theatre
Thu 30 at 7pm
The Rouge Revue (Her)Story
Burlesque Performance
Fri 31 at 7pm 9pm

June


Psalter
Kabaret/Cabaret
Tue 4 at 7pm
Wed 5 at 7pm
Thu 6 at 7pm
Fri 7 at 7pm
Sat 8 at 7pm
Fetish & Feathers
Burlesque Show
Join us on 14 or 15 June for a sensuous evening of titillating burlesque that touches on the taboo. Get a little risque Fri 14 at 9pm
Sat 15 at 9pm
ZOMBIE ATTACK
Physical Theatre
Tue 18 at 7pm
Wed 19 at 7pm
Thu 20 at 7pm
Fri 21 at 7pm
Sat 22 at 7pm
INGCWABA
Performance
Wed 26 at 7pm
Thu 27 at 7pm
Fri 28 at 7pm
Sat 29 at 7pm

July


Confessions of a Mormon Boy
Solo Theatre (comedy)
Wed 10 at 8pm
Thu 11 at 8pm
Fri 12 at 8pm
Sat 13 at 8pm
Mon 15 at 8pm
Tue 16 at 8pm
Wed 17 at 8pm
Thu 18 at 8pm
Fri 19 at 8pm
Sat 20 at 8pm

August


Cellist With Rabies
Theatre
Tue 6 at 8pm
Wed 7 at 8pm
Thu 8 at 8pm
Fri 9 at 8pm
Sat 10 at 8pm
Mon 12 at 8pm
Tue 13 at 8pm
Wed 14 at 8pm
Thu 15 at 8pm
Fri 16 at 8pm
Sat 17 at 8pm