Our Christmas murder mysteries have been very popular this year. Christmas time is our busiest time of year and we have had some fantastic seasonal plots in some beautiful venues.

We have our last few shows of the year fast-approaching, so here’s a wrap-up of our seasonal shows.

A Killing Among The Carols

Firstly, A Killing Among The Carols has been very popular this year. Our mystery set at Christmas 1952 follows the Sharpe Festive Choir as the members attempt to bring festive cheer to the locals. This backfires though when a choir member is murdered and things quickly turn ugly.

We’ve performed this mystery in some very atmospheric locations including Eshott Hall, Walworth Castle Hotel, and on-board the Teesside Princess.

Murder at the Panto

Murder at the Panto also got an outing this year when DEATHS’ (that’s the Darlington Entertainers and Theatrical Society, to you and me) production of a murder mystery play takes a turn when all the cast have turned up wearing the wrong costumes and having prepared the wrong scripts.

We performed this at Ormesby Hall this year, a wonderful location for a murder mystery. The National Trust property was given a panto-makeover for Christmas and guests got to experience a murder mystery and a tour of the house as scenes were performed in different rooms.

Who Sleighed Santa?

Who could forget Who Sleighed Santa? One of our favourite plots ever, this murder mystery always goes down a storm. Set in a department store, there is a rude Santa, a bored Christmas fairy, and an elf with ideas above his station. What could possibly go wrong?

Venues we have performed this story this year include Bloom in Middlesbrough and the Morritt Hotel & Garage Spa.

We have also had a sequel to Who Sleighed Santa called The Santa School Murder which we anticipate will be very popular next year! We had a great time performing this at Hardwicke Manor Hotel.

Murder and Mulled Wine

Murder and Mulled Wine remains as popular as ever as guests are invited to the Christmas party of Lord Jolyon Jape. Set in 1932, the party is going swimmingly until a body is found in the library. Surely the mulled wine isn’t poisoned? We’ve loved entertaining you lot when we’ve performed at Ushaw Historic House, Chapels, and Gardens, and Cave Castle Hotel. Next week, we’re looking forward to bringing this to Beamish Hall. Go here for tickets.

A Midwinter Murder

A Midwinter Murder is our final seasonal plot. Set in 1943 at the Midwinter Hotel, all the guests are snowed in and as secrets are revealed, no one is sure who to trust. This war-time mystery is very popular at Christmas time but it also makes for a great night out for January.

This Christmas we have brought this show to The Garden Rooms at Tennants and Hardwicke Hall Manor Hotel. We’re also bringing this to Bloom in Middlesbrough next month. Go here for tickets.

From all of us at Tall Tales Mysteries, have a very Merry Christmas and we hope to see you at one of our fabulous events next year!