Win tickets to the Grand Speakeasy Murder Mystery

by Joanna on May 11, 2015

murdermysteryfinalall logosChampagne, canapes and cold-blooded murder are three of our favourite things, so we’re pretty happy to be able to have a double pass to give away to The Grand Speakeasy Murder Mystery on this Saturday, May 16.

Romeo was found tragically poisoned in the speakeasy, join the investigation into his murder and help a psychic detective solve the crime.

The Grand Speakeasy Murder Mystery is an interactive 1920s themed murder mystery produced by Courtney L’amour.  The murder mystery combines the traditional audience participation murder mystery format with the performance elements of a Burlesque and Cabaret show.

“We have such a great range of performers involved in the production.” says Courtney, “The combination of improv and comedy from the actors, alongside the visual entertainment from the other performers is a great mix, and creates a wonderful, vibrant atmosphere.”

Actors will be playing out the live murder mystery interspersed by performances from established local singers, magicians and burlesque performers. The show features

  • Venus Starr
  • Courtney L’amour
  • Fanciforia Foxglove
  • Anna Miranda
  • Mike Kay – Psychic Detective
  • Charleston Dancers
  • Music by the Klaus Vermilion Quartet

There are a bunch of prizes to win on the night including dance class vouchers from Studio L’amour, tickets to The Menagerie, a photoshoot from Paradox Photography, tickets to a pro comedy night at VK’s Comedy & Blues Bar, headpieces from BlackWidow Fascinators, rental vouchers from Costume Cave, passes to New Zealand Burlesque Festival shows and more.

The show takes place at the suitably vintage Dransfield House – which if you haven’t heard of it is a historic places trust-registered building at the top of 335 Willis Street. Be sure to dress to kill in the Speakeasy style to be able to win prizes for best-dressed!

You can buy tickets, which include a glass of champagne on entrance and canapes, for $59 via Eventfinder, but because we love you, we’ve got a double pass to give away. Just leave us a comment before midday Thursday telling us your favourite thing about the 1920s, and we’ll draw a winner at random. Fabulous.

Bronya May 11, 2015 at 6:54 pm

Liberal use of trumpet which lends all the music a debauched, loose, hot, sweaty vibe. Mmmmmm.

Jepha May 11, 2015 at 7:37 pm

The fashion by far, love those flapper dresses and the adorable hats!

Sonja May 11, 2015 at 7:37 pm

Beautiful swishing silk sequined dresses

Ashley May 11, 2015 at 7:40 pm

The bold lipsticks, matching nails, impeccable hair, and the MUSIC. That was real soul inspired jams. Something ever-so-romantic about that era.

Amanda May 11, 2015 at 8:09 pm

the clothes, the clothes and the clothes

housemonkey May 11, 2015 at 10:33 pm

Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd did much of their best work in the 1920s. The discover of penicillin was pretty good too.

Chels May 12, 2015 at 8:22 am

The music, the fashion, the not so secret debauchery! Although speakeasys themselves have to be my favourite most of all. The glamour made from the once unglamorous basement, the kick from doing something illegal and the yummy cocktails that were born in that era..

Victoria May 12, 2015 at 10:19 am

Coco Chanel giving us the Little Black Dress, free flow jazz which I still do not understand, but also, secretly I honestly think the best thing about the 20’s was penicillin. Seriously, penicillin! It’s awesome!

Nat May 12, 2015 at 11:59 am

the dancin’! and the musicals now that films could be talkies

Jessie May 12, 2015 at 3:44 pm

Oh my – without a doubt the women’s fashion! The embellishments and embroidery on the dresses (which after WWI and rationing must have felt so decadent and naughty), the gorgeous short hair cuts and pretty hats, fur stoles…it was unbelievably lush and glamorous

Welly Girl May 12, 2015 at 6:47 pm

The music – the birth of jazz

Heebee May 13, 2015 at 8:49 pm

The rise of the “New Woman”.

“(…) the New Woman of the 1920s boldly asserted her right to dance, drink, smoke, and date—to work her own property, to live free of the strictures that governed her mother’s generation. (…) She flouted Victorian-era conventions and scandalized her parents. In many ways, she controlled her own destiny.”
― Joshua Zeitz

Andrea May 14, 2015 at 10:27 am

Debauchery, cocktails, glamor, ruthlessness, Jazz, gorgeous dresses, hot red lips and sex. All mixed so it seems terribly sophisticated!

Kristina May 14, 2015 at 1:13 pm

The slappers. Did I get that right? Ahh, no, I mean the FLAPPERS, the flappers!

Welly Girl May 15, 2015 at 11:02 pm

Who won?

Joanna May 19, 2015 at 8:32 pm

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