The Game's Afoot

Madame Tussauds London

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Tickets from £35
Pop-Up, Something A Little Different, Themed Nights, Theatre/Arts
Background Music
Over 18

The Olivier nominated creators of Alice’s Adventures Underground, Les Enfants Terribles Theatre Company, and ebp in association with Madame Tussauds present THE GAME’S AFOOT.

Don the deerstalker and become Baker Street’s finest detective. Travel back to Victorian London and delve into the world of Sherlock Holmes, using your powers of deduction to solve the case before the time runs out.

As the newest recruits of Scotland Yard, follow in the footsteps of the great detective himself. Make your own deductions by interviewing suspects, reading reports, and searching for hidden clues in this free roaming, multi-sensory and intricate world.

Two peculiar unique cases await you, alternating each evening. Your sleuthing skills will be rewarded with a trip to our bar to celebrate with your fellow Scotland Yard officers.

Sherlock is waiting. THE GAME’S AFOOT…

Case Details:

Case 1: The Case of the Poisonous Poet

A serial killer is on the loose and three bodies have been found, one each night over the past three evenings.  In each case the victim was killed in the same way - stabbed in the heart with a poisoned pen - each with a grizzly poem pierced through it.  What links the victims?  What is the murderers motive?  And who might be next?  Solve the case of the poisonous poet before they strike again... 

Case 2: The Case of the Bloodthirsty Beast

A mutilated body has been discovered.

Could the rumours that a fearsome beast is roaming the moorlands baying for its next victim be true? Or has something vicious escaped from the travelling circus? Perhaps there's just a murderous maniac on the loose?

Whichever way there are murky goings on afoot and it's up to you to solve the mystery and discover the truth in the case of the bloodthirsty beast...

Dates for The Case of the Bloodthirsty Beast

SEPTEMBER: 1st / 5th / 7th / 9th / 10th / 13th / 15th / 17th / 19th / 21st / 23rd / 27th / 29th

Dates for The Case of the Poisonous Poet

AUGUST:  27th 

SEPTEMBER: 2nd / 6th / 8th / 12th / 14th / 16th / 20th / 22nd / 24th / 26th / 28th / 30th 


Photographs: ©Rah Petherbridge Photography

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Madame Tussauds London
Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LR

Nearest station:
Baker Street (Tube)


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Our Review

The Game's Afoot - London Event Review

The Game's Afoot - London Event Review

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A fantastic experience. The actors are really good and the story is fantastically written. Just like in the case, the thing that really made it pop for me was the detail. There were objects strewn through the scenes, notes and letters, all of which you could read through or look at. That really made the whole thing come alive. In addition the actors had their own interactions with each other throwing insults or having hushed conversations. Very cool. I only wish it had been longer. Part of the fun was just interacting with the actors but that takes time which means you either have to rush it or you won't have time to visit everyone. Mattias visited Madame Tussauds London on 06 Aug 2016
10 Aug 2016 by Mattias

Very good detail and setup. Would be better if you had an extra half hour to solve the murder as it feels a bit rushed as it is but otherwise alot of fun Ryan visited Madame Tussauds London on 30 Jun 2016
27 Jul 2016 by Ryan

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