A Brush with Death - a Virtual Murder Mystery Challenge


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A Brush with Death - a Virtual Murder Mystery Challenge


Join multi-award winning company, MurderedforMoney as we travel back in time to 1923 and the ancestral home of Lord and Lady Rothersfield for this delightful comedy mystery.
It is the winter of 1923 and the provisions of the Late Lord Ernest Rothersfield's will, which includes a generous allowance for his two children and instructions for the disposal of the estate upon his wife's death, are only valid for a few more weeks.
The family and close friends of the Dowager Lady Dorothy Rothersfield are gathering at the family house for a family portrait. When she announces her plans to change the will and potentially disinherit her children, tempers fray, accusations fly and plotting to 'do away' with the Dowager begins.
Are any of the odd-ball family actually capable of planning, let alone carrying out a murder?
When a death occurs, Inspector Harry Moody, and local Police Constable Joe Sullen, despite their own peculiarities, are tasked with muddling their way through the odd family and finding the culprit or culprits! They are going to need your help.
Described as Downton Abbey meets the Pink Panther. This delightful comedy mystery is a must for lovers of family dramas, crime fiction, silliness and fun.
• Video footage
• Clues
• Puzzles
• Live suspect interrogations (optional)
• prizes (overall winner £50 Amazon e-voucher)
Charity Partner
This event is fundraising for Age Concern Hampshire
• Public interrogation tickets: £9 per household plus voluntary donation of £1, £5, £10 or £20 to our charity partner. (+eventbrite admin fee).
Play at your own pace
With new clues and video footage issued daily, play along each day, or binge watch everything at a time convenient to you.
• Overall winner - £50 Amazon voucher (winner to be chosen at random from all correct who-dunnit entries received)
• Master investigator - £20 Amazon voucher for the most thorough explanation of how and why the murder(s) were committed.
• Certificates - For everyone who correctly identified the killer(s)
How to play
5pm Tuesday 25th May 2021 - You will receive your joining instructions, explaining how to play and introducing the story and the suspects.
12 noon on the 26th, 27th and 28th May 2021 - You will receive, by email, video footage, evidence, clues and information related to the crime(s). View the video and consider the clues at a time convenient to you.
Evening of Saturday 29th or Sunday 30th May 2021 - You have the option* to attend a 'live' interrogation of the suspects via Zoom video conferencing where your skillful questioning can uncover new clues and confirm or break alibis. If you would prefer not to attend the Zoom interrogation, that is fine, a recording of an interrogation will be emailed to you on Sunday evening. That way you won't miss a thing
Public interrogations take place at 7pm, 8pm and 9pm each evening. Small group interrogations take place at 4.30pm on Saturday 29th May
Bank Holiday Monday 31st May 2021 - Submit your solution by 6.30pm on Monday, before all is revealed and the winner announced at 8.30pm
Play on any device
In order to take part in the challenge, your device will need to have the facility to play video. This could be a phone, iPad, laptop, computer etc.
Written by Lesley Gunn and adapted for the virtual world by Bridget Wilkinson. Based on the original play 'Death by Paintbrush'.
Copyright and GDPR
By taking part in the live interrogation session you are giving your agreement to being recorded and having the session placed as an unlisted YouTube video for the period of one week.
Please note that forwarding emails containing MurderedforMoney challenge materials to other households breaks the copyright regulations associated with this event and is therefore prohibited.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Ticket£9.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


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Opening Times

Season (26 May 2021 - 31 May 2021)
Wednesday - Monday12:00 - 20:30


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