What is A Dinner to Die For?
Not molecular gastronomy, but a wickedly funny Musical, Murder Mystery Dinner. A fully portable show designed to unfold around dinner in any suitable venue ideal for private or corporate groups from 15 - 50 people.
How does A Dinner to Die For work?
Set in 1928, Lord Daventry hosts his party bash. Rumour in social circles is that he will announce his engagement to Miss Fanny. Agatha Christie in spirit – all cut glass accents, pearls, flapper dresses and monocles – with lashings of sexual innuendo and double entendres. Party guests are allocated a role for the night and encouraged (but not required) to indulge their inner artiste by dressing and behaving in character. They play the game as detective for the night whilst mingling over dinner. Subplots emerge and the evening begins to gather pace and spices up into a hilarious romp peppered with music, murder, mysteries, disembodied limbs and suitably hysterical screams. As shows go this is interactive entertainment at its best!
Who is A Dinner to Die For?
Bare Elements Productions has written and produced the show. A core cast of 6 professional actors facilitate the show and ensure all guests have the opportunity ( should they choose) to join in the fun.
Is A Dinner to Die For what we want ?
The show is ideal for private parties and company office parties looking for something different. The show can be tailored to suit your group, works in any suitable venue and incorporate whatever your cause for celebration. We have 2 existing venue partners available in Melbourne.
Is A Dinner to Die For good?
A Dinner to Die For has now been running for over 2 years at both public and private shows in Melbourne. It featured in both the 2009 and 2010 Melbourne International Comedy Festival to sell out shows.
What did the reviewers say about A Dinner to Die For?
“The true delight of A Dinner To Die For comes in the performance of the show’s creator Simon J. Robinson. Robinson is a wonderful comic actor with a firm grasp on both the era and the acting style required for the murder mystery genre. His drag performance is a hoot. All of the energy generated in the entire evening’s proceedings comes from him”. – AUSTRALIAN STAGE APRIL 2009
'Thousands and thousands and thousands of pounds' of fun! A Dinner to Die For was a really enjoyable night hosted by a wonderful cast of charming characters, aside from a few murderous intentions.” – TRUTH BOOTH, JULY 09
“Dazzling with the decadence of year 1928, the Retreat Hotel's interactive theatre show A Dinner to Die For is pure fun”.- ARTS HUB, APRIL 09
"A bravura performance" - INPRESS MAGAZINE 2010
"A riotous night of hilarious whodunnit" - ARTS HUB 2010
"It’s kooky, it's fun and, let's face it , how often do adults get to play pretend?" - THE AGE, AUG 2010
What did corporate clients say about A Dinner to Die For?
“A Dinner to Die For was an absolute ripper – the whole team just loved it and had a ball. Thank you and the cast so much – it was totally perfect and exactly what we needed” – Jane Rowe, Founder / CEO, Mirabel Foundation
“I looked around the room at one stage and everyone was laughing, I didn’t hear anyone talking about work which is what usually happens at work functions, everyone was too involved with their character and the plot. Thanks for your help, it was great to work with you.” Cathy, BUPA Australia Group, Corporate Client
What did other guests have to say about A Dinner to Die For?
“I would recommend to others, especially for work/team bonding days…..much better than abseiling!!!!”
“Awesome experience and an extremely talented cast”
“I have not been able to stop talking about it today and will be in the forefront of my mind for many years to come – thank you”