The Matinee Murder – A Night of Murder Mystery

£8.50 per person

Suitable for ages 18+*


Whether you’re a first-class detective or a first-time crime solver, come along to this fantastic event for a night 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 is more than a case of simply corpsing on stage! But who among the cast is a killer…?

‘The Matinee Murder’ was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2019 to great success. It starts with a 15 minute murder mystery ‘play’ that all goes horribly wrong when one of the actors ends up really being killed…

Can you work out who the killer is?

*Café @ The Word will be open during this event to purchase both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.


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.

WRITE Festival 2020

This event is part of The Word’s WRITE Festival which is being held between 23 May – 12 June 2020.

The Festival is jam-packed with events and workshops for people of all ages to enjoy. Find out more by viewing our full WRITE Festival programme at

If you have a disability of any kind or you require special assistance, please contact us on 0191 427 1818.

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