Shake, Rattle, and ROASTED! A 1950s Murder Mystery

  • 37 reviews
  • Online Event


  • Date Night, Immersive and Online/Live
  • Tickets from £10.00 - £20.00
  • Over 18
  • This event has taken place.
  • 20:00 - 21:15

Welcome to Magnolia High School, it's 1958 and the kids at the school have just been at their Junior Prom. The night has not ended the way they wanted, Gloria Summers, Prom Queen and all-American golden girl of Magnolia High has been found electrocuted at the county fair in the dead of night. Only 4 kids saw what happened.....and we need YOU DETECTIVES to SOLVE THE CASE. 

This is an interactive murder mystery event - using ZOOM. You will be sent the link for the event THE DAY BEFORE your booking. Make sure that you email is correct when making your booking and do check you junk/spam folders. If you haven't received anything from us by the morning of your booking email us directly - 

"A Winner" - The Stage (Die Another Dame)

"What follows is a clever use of technology to bring the art of fully immersive theatre with interactions right into the room with you.  Back stories are polished, characters are believable and there are plot twists and turns which would have even made the late Ms Christie raise an eyebrow and give a wry smile."  -  (Contestants! Please go the the DI(E)ARY Room)




Ticket Event time Cost
8pm Show
1 Device - 1 Person
20:00 - 21:15 £10.00
8pm Show
1 Device - 2 People
20:00 - 21:15 £15.00
8pm Show
1 Device - 3+ People
20:00 - 21:15 £20.00



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Play Dead London
Play Dead London is a theatrical experience! Playing the detectives, the audience watch the mystery unfold, looking at evidence and conducting live group interviews with the suspects themselves. Play Dead London have worked with charities, private and corporate clients, providing the perfect opportunity for team building and bonding WITH A DIFFERENCE. PDL is now evolving their mysteries online in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, seeking out new ways to bring people together at this difficult time. This has proved extremely popular as a way of connecting with groups across the globe, having a fun, immersive experience together. Mysteries have been created for attendees of 6 up to 140, with our current mysteries set in in a reality television show, at a 90s holiday park and even in outer space!


1. Tickets are issued subject to the rules and regulations of online polite etiquette - any abusive behaviour or messages that compromise the fun, immersive nature of the experience will result in your access being removed from the performance. Please forward this to any patrons that are coming to your event.
2. Please be patient - this is an online event, subject to many internet routers - in the very unlikely event of a technical issue where the event cannot continue - a new event for the client will be created once rectified. Either re-starting the show on the day or finding a different evening.
3. Admission cannot always be guaranteed for latecomers – we ask that all detectives make sure they are in the waiting room at least 5 minutes before our agreed launch time.
4. In each 'household' there must be one member over 18 who is responsible for the team.
5. We love to share our adventures! If you would prefer not to have any of the event documented on social media through Play Dead London – please contact Emma at BEFORE the event. We are also VERY happy for any of your patrons to share photos and videos of the event – but NOT the final 5 minutes of the show or any moments where the secrets of whodunnit could be compromised. Basically, we don’t want to spoil the show for anyone else who would like to come to space with us.
6. Play Dead London take no responsibility for any personal injuries incurred from playing our game – attendees to ensure that their personal space is a safe comfort of your own homes!
7. Please be aware that we will do our very VERY best to help with any technical issues throughout the show - if there is any sound issues that affect the enjoyment for any fellow detectives (those horrible sound gremlins with feedback etc - they are mischievous!) we may ask you to turn yourself on mute for the whole show - but fear not! You will still be able to use the group chat facility both in the main room and in the breakout rooms!

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  • Written by Georgina

    Rating: 5


    Visited 8 months ago
    What a brilliant evening! So great to spending an evening doing something so interactive and different. Loved interviewing the actors and working it all out! Although we didn't get it right!!! Would highly recommend. Lovely venue too!
  • Written by Clare

    Rating: 2


    Visited 7 months ago
    Whilst the acting was great fun (though not immediately obvious from S that it was 70s based) the underlying details of the night being mostly paper based with very short interview periods was a bit dull really and without enough information really to decide who the murderer was. Even after we found out it really wasn’t clear. Too much to read. No fun puzzles. I don’t think we were stupid? It should be hard but when solution is revealed you should realise how you could have “got “ it. I would not recommend this one

    Reply from Shake, Rattle, and ROASTED! A 1950s Murder Mystery

    Dear Clare, We're so sorry that you didn't enjoy the show as much as we'd hoped. We'd love to chat more about this with you - as we always take our feedback extremely seriously. Especially on the puzzle aspect - with shredded documents, morse code and a coded message we upped our puzzles for this show. We'd also be happy to chat through how you can solve the show - as this is something that always enjoy doing! Do reach out to us at :-) Many thanks, PDL x