Bathurst’s popular event venue, Keystone 1889 is hosting Christmas Dinner with a twist this December, offering Murder on the menu.
The Mystery is titled ‘A Bloody Dickens Christmas’ and is set in Satis House, the home of Charles Dickens’ character Miss Havisham, who as the story goes, was left at the altar on her wedding day. This fictional tale is the premise for a murder which Keystone’s guests are asked to investigate and solve, over a three-course Christmas feast.
As Covid-19 restrictions ease, the Bathurst’s locals and visitors from beyond the region, are being offered this unique Murder Mystery Dinner event on Saturday the 18th of December.
“Murders are a lot of fun…” says Bryan the Murder Master®, who is hosting the event, “it’s like a masque ball, an escape room and play acting mixed together. People love the opportunity to dress up and role play; it’s like being a kid again.”
Dinner guests will be dressing up as one of the popular characters from Dickens stories including ‘Bleak House’, ‘Great Expectations’ and ‘Oliver Twist’. They will be allocated a character when they book their tickets, along with costume suggestions.
Seated in tables of ten, dinner guests, or rather Murder Suspects, will be guided through the grisly story and clues pertaining to the crime by the event’s host, Oberon actor Bryan Cutts, aka the Murder Master®. Everyone will be playing detective, trying to uncover the killer, while at the same time establishing alibis for themselves, because ultimately someone at each table is a Murderer!
For extra bloody fun throughout the evening, everyone will be singing from a song book of 'slightly rewritten' popular Christmas Carols.
Keystone 1889 is a stunning heritage building in the heart of Bathurst. With its recent lighting and stage upgrades, this Victorian era theatre is the perfect venue for events of all types, from corporate to weddings to ghost tours to murder mysteries. Owner Trish Carr says she and the team at Keystone are "...looking forward to welcoming some Murder Suspects to this special and fun evening."
Bryan the Murder Master® has been hosting Murder Mystery Parties for over a decade. He travels Australia-wide as his alter-ego hosting birthday celebrations, anniversaries, hens’ nights, business and corporate functions… and even weddings.
Bryan first stepped on stage aged 4, followed at 13 years by the first on-camera job and then the audio exploration began at 20 on radio. That means his experience extends to over 50 years.
He is an actor, voice over artist and event host. His alter ego is the Murder Master®.
Formerly known as The Carrington Bathurst, KeyStone est. 1889 is a beautiful heritage building located in the heart of the CBD and is the perfect venue to host your next event.
Our Victorian era theatre, with fully licenced bar and courtyard is the perfect space for wedding receptions, concerts and theatre shows, while our mezzanine and private meeting spaces are great for corporate events, meetings and workshops.
Our friendly team provide personalised top-shelf service, including catering from our on-site chef, bar services, sound and lighting, event ticketing, marketing and design.
To enquire about holding your next event at KeyStone est. 1889, or to book at tour please get in touch.
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