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Five Flies Winter Murder Mysteries
Murder, intrigue and bloody good food
Five Flies Restaurant is hosting an epic culinary and entertainment feast as part of their winter offering - which will include five murder mystery nights at the renowned Cape Town restaurant between June and September.
The theme for the murder mystery evenings will span five decades, traverse five different continents and are all interlinked by a common thread. Think Dan Brown’s ‘The Da Vinci Code’, ‘National Treasure’ and ‘Indiana Jones’ with a hint of Agatha Christy.
How it works
Each table will comprise eight people and though it’s great fun to book a table of eight friends, bookings of two and upwards is welcome. The cost of R300 per person includes a welcome drink, three course meal, entertainment and of course, the murder mystery game. People who book for all five events will receive a discount.
A week before the event those who have booked a seat receive information about the characters they are to play including: their personality traits, background and most importantly clues on how to dress the part. Each table will consist of eight suspects, four males and four females, so there is often a a spot of cross-dressing involved - but that just adds to the fun. To kick things off participants will receive a welcome drink and it's about that time that the victim's body will be discovered ( hence suspects not guests), for each course of food that is plated a new set of clues finds its way to the table.Throughout the game hosts... err detectives will facilitate the investigation and help steer the case in the right direction so that justice may served.
The concept is great for corporate functions and events. It is a fantastic evening of fun and entertainment and a sure way to beat the winter blues in Cape Town.
Dates and themes for the Five Flies murder mystery nights
Friday 1 June
Horrific Hieroglyphics set in Egypt 1940. In this mystery an ancient and priceless parchment referring to ancient astronauts is discovered and leads a group of explorers on an ambitious journey to Cairo. Once there, disaster strikes and one of the group is found floating in the Nile. It had to be one of the remaining eight who had killed him, but who and why?
Information on each event will follow its precursor, as information discovered in each leads to the start of the next. While it is not essential that you attend all five, as each game will contain the important information on the last, we would like to encourage you to do just that. Get together with a group of friends, sharpen your detective skills, raid your cupboards for some creative costumes and attempt to solve each mystery in this epic saga.
RSVP before or on the 25th of May 2012. Dress up theme: Ancient Egypt
Friday 29 June
The Bloody Grail set in England 1950.
The second mystery on 29 June, entitled The Bloody Grail, is set in England n 1950. In this mystery the riddle on a tablet found in Egypt is finally deciphered. It points to a star constellation which according to the riddle will converge with the location where an artefact referred to as 'the holy grail' is to be found. The excitement grows when it is determined that the location is in fact Stonehenge in England! In true King Arthur style you will embark on a quest to find the Holy Grail and solve the grisly murder of one of the expedition members in the process!
RSVP before or on the 15th June 2012. Dress up theme: The Knights of the Round table and Ladies of the court.
Friday 27 July
Voodoo in the Big Easy New Orleans 1960. The third mystery on 27 July, entitled Voodoo in the Big Easy, is set in New Orleans in 1960. In this mystery Walter Isaacson inherits a puzzle box and draws in fellow treasure hunters to help solve the puzzle. After receiving an invitation to attend the Mardi Gras official opening ceremony, the
treasure hunters head to New Orleans to celebrate their new discovery! However, voodoo is in the air and one of the members of the group is found ead in what appears to be a suicide by hanging! Expect lavish Mardi Gras costumes, bead throwing, voodoo dolls and murder in the Big Easy!
RSVP before or on the 20th of July 2012. Dress up theme: Mardi Gras
Friday 31 August
Raiders of the Golden Inca Tomb Peru 1970. The fourth mystery on 31 August, entitled Raiders of the Golden Incan Tomb, is set in Peru in 1970. In this mystery a puzzle box reveals a map leading to the ancient Incan tombs in Machu Picchu. The expedition leads to the discovery of a vast golden treasure. As the treasure hunters sit down for a celebratory dinner one of the group members chokes and dies horribly. In this remote location the murderer must be found before he/she strikes again... clearly someone has a mind to take the "money" and run - leaving the rest for dead!
RSVP before or on the 24th of August 2012. Dress up theme: Archeological theme - think Indiana Jones and Lara Croft.
Friday 28 September
Arctic Madness Antarctica 1980. The fifth and final mystery on 28 September, entitled Arctic Madness, is set in Antarctica in 1980. In this mystery a golden key is obtained from the Peruvian government and a long and arduous journey is undertaken by steamer to Antarctica. On route a serious of unfortunate events take the lives of no less than 4 expedition members. The group numbers dwindling, the group of 9 brave the cold and trek across the ice of the Antarctica to their final mysterious destination as dictated in the Incan Golden Tombs. Another unfortunate accident occurs and another body is discovered! Is this just another accident or is there a madman or woman on the loose in the Arctic? Will the crew survive to see the expedition to its end or will the secret of the golden key be forever unlocked!
RSVP before or on the 21st of September 2012. Dress up theme: Scarves, cloves, ear muffs... you are dressing for arctic weather!
Cost is R300p/p including welcome drink, 3 course dinner and murder mystery game! If you book for all 5 murder mysteries you can get a discounted price of R250p/p per murder mystery.
For more details and to RSVP see details below.