The sleuths were out in force at Chamberlin Hall in Bildeston recently. The collective grey matter went into overdrive to solve the riddle of who killed Lord Michael Jagged in his sumptuous mansion?
This was of course the Monks Eleigh Village Hall Trust's murder mystery evening, which was held on Saturday 24th February.
The evening featured a group of actors from Lavenham Players, who played the parts of the fictional dinner guests - invited by the flamboyant Lord Michael Jagged, who was found dead in mysterious circumstances. Characters ranging from Champagne Charlie Bunson, Babs Crayfish, Mary-Jane Faithless, Tamara Fara-Bucktooth, Kitty Killer, Brian Sewer, Oliver Steed and Terence Shrimp. The detective sent to investigate, is Austin McClue, and it's clear that he has no clue! Poison has been found in the champagne, but who had the motive to put it there. All the suspects have a motive, but which one did the deed?
About 120 people attended this evening, and enjoyed a two course meal and the entertainment. The actors from Lavenham Players performed their parts in between courses, and then all tables were set the task of deducing who was the killer, by listening carefully to the various clues that came out from the characters as they argued and accused each other. 3 tables were correct in their investigations, each winning a prize for their efforts.
There were other events and side-shows including a raffle and a 'rolling the coin' competition to see who could roll their Pound coin closest to a bottle of whisky. Overall the evening was a great success and a lot of fun. A series of photos taken on the evening can be seen in the Murder Mystery Evening gallery.
Funds raised are all going towards the completion of Monks Eleigh Village Hall. £1600 was raised on the evening, for which the committee are enormously grateful.