There’s been a murder. Two in fact. With a long list of suspects, it’s time to turn detective and find out who the killer is before they strike again.
I don’t really do anything for Halloween usually but when an email from Hush came through advertising a murder mystery evening they were hosting I just couldn’t resist.
Upon arrival we were asked if we’d like a trick or a treat for our welcome drink. Natasha and I both opted for a treat: a fruity vodka based cocktail topped with gummy sweets.
After an hour or so, and an introduction to the characters, we were all taken up to the private dining room where we were seated supper club style in groups of 8. The evening centred around unmasking the killer of Lord Thornley Cruttock at a jewellery auction.
I don’t want to give anything away in case the company regularly use this story, but guests were also invited to play characters. When the offer arrived via email I thought about it for a few moments but quickly decided it wasn’t for me. The guests who did take part were fantastic though and really added to the drama.
Part of the attraction of the evening for me was that it came with a three course meal – I’ve been to Hush a few times for food and I’ve always thoroughly enjoyed it. As we were seated with total strangers I felt a bit uncomfortable photographing each course, so only captured a picture of the starter which was burrata (my favourite) with tomatoes, almonds, honey and thyme; for the main course we were served chicken breast with truffle pecorino cappucino which came with a side salad and truffle and parmesan fries – the main was fantastic, really delicious; for dessert we were served mars bar cheesecake with creme fraiche which was nice but very sweet and could have been half the size and finally we washed this all down with fresh mint tea which was lovely.
After each course was cleared more clues were uncovered until finally, during dessert we were asked to make a decision on who the killer was and present back to the room through song or a poem. Our table settled on the killer quickly (and we were right) and decided to present our decision in the form of a rap.
The evening wrapped up at around 11pm and was really great fun, I’d definitely like to do something like it again and will be checking back next year to see if Hush host again. At £53 a ticket it wasn’t cheap but actually, for a three course meal and a cocktail at a venue like Hush, plus the live entertainment, it was certainly worth it.
Natasha and I kept it relatively simple with our outfits (the upside to looking naturally witchy) but some people made a real effort and looked absolutely fabulous. I’d definitely get more dressed up next time.
And finally, some sage advice on the way out…