REVIEW: Murder at The Mowbray

A SUPERB evening's entertainment, including thrills, surprises, laughs – and a great dinner – Is provided by Murder At The Mowbray, Eastbourne's new murder mystery experience.

The Mowbray Hotel invites would-be sleuths to investigate the death of the Duke of Yorkie by questioning a talented cast from Underground Productions.

Mine hosts at the four-star hotel, Darren and Laura Weir, both criminal barristers by profession, have put together an intriguing whodunnit.

Dean Matthews, who is excellent as saucy solicitor Sam Christie, sets the scene by reading the Duke's Will.

Dee Sharpe, as the Duke's fiery sister-in-law, is also utterly convincing and they are given good support by Phillip Willet, Rob Wood and June Harris.

Guests take on roles themselves while trying to discover each other's secrets.

My only criticism is that we should be given slightly less written questions to answer, which would mean more time to indulge in some delightful repartee with the actors. It's all great fun as we are treated to some amazing – yet credible – motives.

Murder mystery evenings are on May 7, 21; June 4, 25; July 2, 16, 30; August 13, 27 and September 10, 24.

Tickets are 42 each or 80 for a couple include a four-course meal, with a free bottle of wine for every group of four booking.

• For details call 720012 or visit murderatthemowbray.com

Click here for music, theatre, arts and local events listings