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Et Tu Shakespeare. Suspects and sleuths at The National Centre for the Written Word.

The Book Club Butcher. The suspects have time for a mugshot as they perform at the  Wordpool Young Aduly Fiction Festival TIMEHOP.



HIGHLY SUSPECT is Cumbria’s Premiere Murder Mystery Event Company, experts in creating deadly, exciting and hilarious evenings for parties, special occasions and corporate events both on a large and small scale.

Now in our 5th year of creating crime, Highly Suspect have performed at many venues across the country including The Winter Gardens in Blackpool, Durham Cathedral and The National Centre for the Written Word. We have been commissioned for two literary tours, with bespoke mysteries on the works of Shakespeare and Austen, and have produced a special audio mystery for BBC Radio Cumbria to celebrate Halloween.


All of our mysteries are written by our professional scriptwriters, ensuring a unique evening of entertainment that you will find nowhere else, and cast using some of the most well recognized and professional actors and actresses in the county.

We have two different packages to offer :

In Performance Mysteries our team of actors present the case to you over the course of the event. These are incredibly interactive experiences with guests all getting to play sleuth, interviewing the suspects, sifting through the evidence and trying to crack the case. We do all the hard work and you can all sit back relax and enjoy, or get as involved as you feel comfortable with. These are the kind of murder mystery nights you'd expect to attend at restaurants or hotels, and can be booked for both commercial and private functions.


The other option is our Self Performed Mysteries. These are a little more involved - Two of our actors will attend but the audience will be playing the suspects! We provide booklets and scripts so that you know what you're doing, but you all get to play along in character and have to deduce who the killer is among you! Our actors facilitate the event, manage the chaos and keep things going in roughly the right order. These can be great fun at events where guests all know each other and have always held a burning desire to perform - or to just kill each other! 


Whichever you choose, 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.


Our mysteries are fun, tongue in cheek, highly interactive, and feature a range of eccentric characters who are likely the most suspicious suspects you’ll ever meet!


You will find us plotting our next  crime in hotels, museums, golf clubs and any location where villainy is afoot. With a range of themed mysteries on offer, from murder at a Las Vegas Casino to a bloodbath in a baking competition, we’re sure you’ll find a mystery you’ll want to solve.


Whether you are a First Class Detective or first time crime solver, Highly Suspect guarantees you an unforgettable night of fun, frivolities and fatalities!




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