The Matinee Murder – A family friendly afternoon of Murder Mystery

£3.50 adult, £2.50 child, £10.50 family of 4

Suitable for families (minimum of 2 attendees required per booking)

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Whether you’re a first-class detective or a first-time crime solver, join us for an afternoon of unforgettable fun as Highly Suspect bring their exciting interactive murder mystery to The Word.

It’s curtains up on the latest production of the world’s longest running play – Agatha Mystery’s celebrated whodunnit ‘The Rattrap’. However, when the lead actress is found in her dressing room with her throat cut, it seems this more than a case of simply corpsing on stage! But who among the cast is a killer…?

Can you work out who the killer is?

Please note: A minimum of 2 attendees is required per booking. 

Please follow any Covid guidelines in place at the time of the event.


HIGHLY SUSPECT is Cumbria’s Premiere Murder Mystery Event Company, experts in creating deadly, exciting and hilarious evenings.

All mysteries are written by our professional scriptwriters, ensuring a unique evening of entertainment that you will find nowhere else.

We are experts in creating the perfect mystery for you to unravel, providing a unique and hilarious night where guests can put their sleuthing skills to the test.

About WRITE Festival 2021 

This event is part of The Word’s WRITE Festival which is being held between 17-25 September 2021 across The Word, South Tyneside Libraries and online. Enjoy a programme of unmissable events, workshops and performances! Find out more by viewing our full WRITE Festival programme.

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