Audience holds the key to this murder mystery

Murder Mystery with a twist at The Royal Hippodrome Theatre SUS-140306-091537001
Murder Mystery with a twist at The Royal Hippodrome Theatre SUS-140306-091537001

Darren and Laura Weir, both former barristers, took over the Mowbray Guesthouse in Lascelles Terrace, Eastbourne, in 2008. Later that year they wrote their first Murder Mystery and ‘The Mowbray Murders’ were born.

The Murder Mystery dinner company, now run by Darren with local writer Rob Wood, have since performed countless times in Eastbourne and at many other venues across the country.

But now the company has produced a new form of entertainment which is being piloted at the Royal Hippodrome Theatre on Saturday, June 28.

Imagine a theatre audience being asked to take part in a murder mystery. Well that’s the new format Rob has come up with. It combines a traditional murder mystery play with aspects from an interactive murder mystery dinner.

If you like ‘Allo, ‘Allo!, then you’ll love – ‘It’s Murder on the Home Front’. It’s a frenetic, laugh out loud, roller coaster of a who-done-it set at the height of World War II.

You and the rest of the inhabitants of Little Sodsbury are to be evacuated ahead of a German bombing raid, but there is a killer in your midst and they will stop at nothing to ensure you and the top secret weapon being developed at the local factory, don’t escape the bombs.

If you want to save yourself and help the war effort by protecting this weapon, you’ll have to work with the other weird and wonderful inhabitants of Little Sodsbury to uncover the killer in this unique, interactive performance.

Join in the songs, quiz the actors, laugh till your sides hurt, but never let your guard down because someone in there with you is the murderer and they want you all dead.

Tickets are £19, £17 concessions - available from usual outlets or 01323 412000 or online But tickets are just £9.50 if purchased from or in person from the box office at the Royal Hippodrome itself. Limited availability of these lower priced tickets - get in quick.