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Murder Stops Play - A Murder Mystery Dinner

Presented by Wise Owl Theatre Company

Sat 03 June 2023

At the Winding Wheel Theatre

Starts 7.30pm.

Booking for this event has now closed. 

In the Winding Wheel Theatre Ballroom

An interactive evening of drinks, dinner, dessert, and a little light detective work from the company that brought you A Blinder of a Murder Mystery. 

It’s a bygone world of English country murder and you are cordially invited!

The Chesterfield Cricket Club has struggled in recent years and has only taken away a ‘good tea’ from its matches – until the appearance of Tom Bowler, a dynamic ex-professional cricketer turned entrepreneur who has come to settle in the town. The club is hosting its annual gala dinner. All seems to be going well, until Tom Bowler’s murdered body is discovered! Fortunately, the world’s most famous detective ‘Hercule Smith’ is on hand to save the day. Join him as he takes up the case and help him find the killer. 

Dress in your finest and grab your thinking cap to help our sleuth unravel the murderous plots.

Whatever twists and turns in the tale, you and your guests are assured the most entertaining evening in the glamorous ballroom. 


Main Course

Sliced braised loin of chicken with a cream mustard seed sauce, Duchesse potatoes, roast carrots & minted peas

(V) Stuffed aubergine with assorted beans & roasted peppers topped with vegan cheese, roasted carrots & minted peas, mustard seed sauce


Traditional 'Spotted Dick' sponge pudding, served with real custard

Approximate running time: 2hours

Ticket Information

£50 including a glass of sparkling wine on arrival and a two-course meal. 

Please note that seats will be allocated after booking. If you wish to sit with another party, please email your request to theatre.sales@chesterfield.gov.uk


Each ticket price advertised above includes a £1.50 booking fee. No matter how you book (online, phone, in person) or how you pay (cash, credit/debit card, voucher), the fee will always be the same.