MURDER MYSTERY PARTY:
CURSE OF THE SPHINX
Your Host: Professor Tilmuch
6.30 pm for 7 pm, Saturday 2 November 2019
Carmel Hall, Cygnet
Murder will out ... and what better place for that to happen than in Tasmania!! I cannot wait to visit such an exquisite corner of Australia with such great (and potentially) dangerous company. Sharpening my quill - will use for self-defence only. - Shamini Flint, TAF2019 International Guest of Honour
MURDER MYSTERY PARTY
Remember How to Host a Murder?
Gather at the feet of the Sphinx to unwrap an ancient mummy…and find the murderer in your midst.
Dress for the 1920s to play Curse of the Sphinx - a How to Host a Murder-style party inspired by Agatha Christie's Death on the Nile.
Evening includes entertainment, the game and an Egyptian-themed buffet dinner. $88. Drinks available at the bar.
Tables seat up to 8 people. You may book for any number of people from 1 to 8 at a time. Don’t worry if you’re a group smaller than 8 - we’ll match you with others to form tables.
ONLY TWO TABLES REMAIN AVAILABLE
ON SALE NOW UNTIL SUNDAY 27 OCTOBER 2019 (sales must close for catering purposes)
PLEASE NOTE: The murder mystery party and dinner are included in the price of a Golden Ticket. If you purchased a Golden Ticket, you already have a seat!
The year is 1924. As dusk falls, you wander past the Great Pyramid of Giza, the cooling air whispering across your skin, crisp sand crunching beneath your feet.
You enter a recently excavated temple that lies at the base of the Sphinx. It is here that you expect to meet your host for the evening, the renowned archaeologist, Professor Tilmuch.
Lamps and candles fill the room, causing light and shadows to dance across the gauzy material walls. Professor Tilmuch has invited you to a mummy un-wrapping party. They’re the latest craze among Cairo society’s elite.
On stage, the sarcophagus, within which lies the linen-swathed remains of Queen Nitocris, last Pharaoh of the Sixth Dynasty.
In front of you, seated around a table of glittering glassware and gleaming silver platters, are your dining companions.
Taking a deep breath, you join them…
Where: Carmel Hall, Cygnet
When: 6.30pm for 7.00pm, Saturday 2 November 2019
Attire: 1920s-inspired, be it suitable for the ballroom, a flapper dance or an archaeological site.
A ticket includes the game and a buffet dinner. Tables seat 8 people. $88, incl. GST.
HOW TO PLAY
Become your character, join your table, and play through three rounds of clues and questions to uncover a murderer. In each round there will be information you must impart, clues you need to uncover and secrets you wish to keep.
How cleverly can you play the game?
HOW TO WIN
Be the first person in the room to correctly identify the murderer to the Cryptkeeper.
Dr L.J.M.Owen, TAF2019 Murder She Wrote Festival Director, archaeologist and author of Egyptian Enigma, Dr Pimms No. 3.
Upon entering the Hall you will be assigned one of eight characters on a random basis. The only way to choose a character will be to book as a group of eight people.
All characters are designed as gender-neutral – make them your own.
Dean Aldhahab, passionately cerebral head of Cairo University, an ex-colleague of Professor Tilmuch
Chancellor Blass, haughty member of Austrian royalty, passing through Cairo on a grand tour
General Iron, abrasive ex-member of the English military, has become a prominent figure in Cairo colonial circles
Orvos Lila, pedantic Hungarian high society doctor, medico to Professor Tilmuch’s team
Doctor Obsidian, rival Italian archaeologist, of a soothing disposition
The Honorable Uaine, serene Irish Justice, on sabbatical in warmer climes
Capitaine Vermeil, a secretive ex-member of the French navy turned archaeologist
Air Commander Woad, combative ex-member of the Scottish airforce, now works for Professor Tilmuch