Our shows are listed below.
Take your pick from a selection of totally unique scripts in various categories.
We’ve got Classic Murder Mysteries, Parody Murder Mysteries, our selection of Seasonal Murder Mysteries and even a murder-less option for the squeamish super sleuths
And if what you really want isn’t here drop us a line about creating a bespoke script just for you.
Scotland’s leading Murder Mystery company – Can You Catch the Killer – invite you to attend a truly unique evening. Sit back and relax as we perform a side splitting opening act, then get involved in the action as you get the chance to interrogate each suspect in a terrible murder! It’s an evening like no other with a story you’ll never forget.
Here’s the case detective…
Too many shows to choose from?
These are the scripts that have been most popular over the past 12 months, and proven themselves the most beloved among our audiences.
MRS PEACOCK’S FEATHERS
MIND YOUR MANORS
Murder in the Manor show
THE LOST SOUL OF THE LINGERING LAIRD
Haunted Scottish Castle show
THE SCHEME O’ MICE AND MURDER
When you hear “murder mystery” you might well think of wealthy and powerful people with over the top accents being thwarted by ingenious detectives. You might think Cluedo. You might think 1920’s gangsters. Our classic mysteries are just what you’re looking for.
MIND YOUR MANORS: Lord Cluckington of Cluckington Hall has recently purchased an exceptional work of art. It’s going to be unveiled tonight at his stately manor home by the artist himself. Dove the maid is skulking around in a mood, and something seems to be bothering Arthur the art connoisseur. None of that is a huge problem though. What might be an issue is the dead body in the master bedroom. It’s up to you to solve this classy upstairs/downstairs style mystery!
Good for: Everyone! We highly recommend this mystery or Mrs Peacock’s Feathers if you’ve never been to or hired a Can You Catch The Killer Mystery before
MRS PEACOCK’S FEATHERS: Welcome to the mansion of the mysterious and elusive Mrs Peacock, where some unsavoury looking guests have gathered. The Reverend seems a little green around the gills, the Colonel doesn’t really care for mustard and Mrs White is looking a bit pale to say the least. With all these odd characters around… is it any wonder that someone has turned up dead? It’s up to you to get to the bottom of this classic Cluedo themed mystery!
Good for: Everyone! We highly recommend this mystery or Mind Your Manors if you’ve never been to or hired a Can You Catch The Killer Mystery before
GANGSTERS AND GATSBY: Welcome to the roaring 20’s and home of the Great Gatsby, where some of New York’s most notorious gangsters are gathered. Jimmy Fingers is making a power grab. Frankie the Cowboy has beef with everyone. Hayley MeLone just wants someone to love her. The liquor and the laughs are flowing freely. But when Gatsby himself turns up dead, it’ll be up to you to figure out which of these seedy criminals did the deed!
Good for: Fans of the roaring 20’s and the Great Gatsby.
STRICTLY COME KILLING: It’s the opening round of this years Strict Ballroom Dancing, the annual reality TV extravaganza that sees all manner of people strut their stuff on the dance floor for the approval of four famous judges. And who are those judges? A washed up comedian, a retired boxer, a once great dancer who failed due to injury… there’s a lot of tension between these Z list celebrities, and a great deal of backstabbing going on back stage.
But tonight backstabbing has taken a more literal meaning. The only truly famous judge – superstar dancer Patti O’Door – is missing… and if the shifty looks on the other three judges faces is anything to go by she’s not just running late! Looks like the Strictly Curse has struck in a new and unexpected way this year.
It’s up to YOU to get to the bottom of this horrifying murder. If you don’t… then there might not even BE a Strictly this year!
Good for: Anyone! This mystery doesn’t require any prior knowledge of Strictly Come Dancing and is a great mystery for hen parties.
These are for the true fans! Want to crack a case at your favourite wizard school? Or in a galaxy far far away? Want to become a double 0 agent? Look no further.
MURDER AT WIZARD SCHOOL: Welcome to Wizard School. Aspiring Wizards from each of the four houses are here learning to defend themselves in the face of renewed rumors about dark wizards that are being whispered amongst the students and faculty. Could this herald the return of You-Know-Who? Something is amiss at the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and when someone turns up dead at a school for magic it takes a lot more than a normal detective to solve it. It takes someone who really knows a Gryphon from a Hippogriff!
Good for: fans of Harry Potter. A basic knowledge of Harry Potter it’s essential to properly understand and enjoy this show. You don’t need to be an EXPERT, but you need to know a wee bit at least.
This is an unofficial comedy parody and not affiliated with the books or films.
THE FUTURISTIC KILLER: Legendary agent JAMES BOND is on the hunt for a killer. Someone has jumped Q. M is nowhere to be seen and everyone else’s name is actually a number! But it’s not as simple as finding out if the murder was committed by 002 or 009… Bond himself is a suspect. And a license to kill won’t get him out of this one! This is where you come in detective… can you really solve a murder that 007 himself can’t? And do you have what it take to outwit him if your worst fears are realised and the legendary spy has turned murderer?
Good for: fans of James Bond. A very basic knowledge of James Bond will help – but you don’t need to have an encyclopedic knowledge, just the bare necessities will get you through. If you know who James Bond is… you’ll probably be fine.
THE UNSEEN BLADE: There’s been a murder… but not to worry, Master detective Sherlock Holmes is on the case! The one snag? The dead body looks a great deal like master detective Sherlock Holmes as well. Clearly something is amiss, and when Holmes can’t be trusted to be who he says he is it’s down to YOU to discover who the killer is. It would also be quite helpful if you figured out who was actually dead, while you’re at it. Will you find the answer to be elementary? Or will your answer be so embarrassing your face will be a study in scarlet?
Good for: Being a fan of Sherlock Holmes will help but isn’t essential, it’s all explained within the show. Be aware this mystery is one of our hardest, so if you book it you really do have to be a master detective!
SPACE FIGHTS: A wee while ago, in a galaxy quite far off…
You’re at a training academy for some of the most powerful warriors in the galaxy. Here masters and their apprentices are learning the sabre skills and mind tricks that will help them bring balance once again! But when a revered master turns up dead it’s up to you to figure out who’s turned to the dark side. Do or do not, there is no try. We need to stop this killer, even if it means using force.
Good for: fans of Star Wars. A decent knowledge of Star Wars it’s essential to properly understand and enjoy this show. You don’t need to be an EXPERT, but it’ll help a lot if you’ve at least seen the first six films.
This is an unofficial parody comedy and is not affiliated with the films, TV shows, etc.
So you’re looking for something special to do for Christmas, Halloween, Valentine’s day or Burns Night? What could be more special than solving an hilarious seasonal murder mystery?
THE BEST LAID SCHEME O’ MICE AND MURDER: Big Mac owns the Fiddle, a pub in Ayrshire. Why’s it called The Fiddle? It’s a vile inn.
A wealthy entrepreneur, Dugray Burns the Third, has booked out the pub’s function room for a very exclusive Burns supper. Mac isn’t a fan of the pretentious Dugray, but he certainly needs the money! What could possibly go wrong?
The haggis has been addressed, the neeps and tatties are ready and raring to go, there’s only one thing missing… the guest of honour. A direct descendant of the bard himself has turned up dead! It’s up to you to crack the case… for auld lang syne.
Good for: Burns Night or a group looking for a real Scottish flavour to their night!
LOVE HURTS: Love really brings out the best in people. Their caring, nurturing, delicate side. So it makes sense that unrequited love does the opposite…
It’s Valentine’s day, there’s romance in the air, and in a dusty old bookshop called Love Stories there’s a man that everyone seems to be looking for at this time of year: Mr Right. Unfortunatly his first name is “Never”. Amoungst the dusty romance novels in Mr Right’s book shop there may well be some treasures to be found. But this Valentine’s day mystery isn’t all about love and soppy stuff. Amid all the cards, calorific chocolate and overpriced roses something terrible has happened! There’s been a murder! And only YOU can solve it.
Good for: Valentine’s day!
THE LOST SOUL OF THE LINGERING LAIRD: Welcome to Dougalzean – possibly the most haunted castle in the whole of Scotland… maybe even the world. There’s a new ghost haunting this creepy castle. As though it wasn’t spooky enough to have legends of ghosts hiding in the caves below your feet, or the phantom bagpiper who’s mournful music haunts the night, now there are reports of a terrifying screaming spook in a kilt.
Could this be the ghost of a long lost Laird? A team of American ghost hunters, headed by psychic investigator Simon Kick, is here to find out. But when someone shows up mysteriously dead the question is: was this a sinister act from a disgruntled spirit, or a cold blooded murder? It’s up to YOU to find out who made the gardener kick the bucket and whether Simon should give up the ghost.
Good for: Halloween!
SLAY BELLS RING: In a workshop at the North Pole some happy little Christmas elves are busy making toys for good girls and boys. It’s the most magical time of the year… but you know what they say? Sometimes, Christmas can be murder. Tensions are running high among stressed elves who really really don’t want to disappoint their magical boss. But when one of these spritely toy makers turns up mysteriously dead its up to you to determine if it was a cold blooded murder… or all done in Elf Defence.
Enjoy some dastardly deeds with a festive twist in the REAL tinsel town.
Good for: Christmas!
All of the mystery… none of the murder!
TAKE THIS RING: A MURDERLESS MYSTERY! We know that not all situations are really ideal for a MURDER mystery. Some people don’t want to talk about dead bodies on their wedding day or at their birthday party… each to their own!
Fortunately, we have a solution.
Our new MURDERLESS MYSTERY is available to book for your event. All the fun, puns, team work, and problem solving of our usual shows, but without any of that messy murder business.
We are proud to present, new from Can You Catch The Killer: CAN YOU CRACK THE CASE?
All the mystery, none of the murder.
It’s the eve of Adora and Rich’s wedding, and magic is in the air. The only trouble is someone has made off with the wedding ring, a priceless family heirloom passed down through generations of the Slam family. Who has stolen the ring that Gran Slam was going to pass on to Adora, and why?
Good for: people who don’t want any mention of murder or death at their event but do still want a fun challenging mystery that’s suitable for all ages.
Watch events unfold in a professionally performed play and then flex your detective skills and have your chance to interrogate each suspect in turn!
Bring a team or come on your own.
Fun, funny, mysterious and a good night for all.
YOU interrogate the suspects. YOU piece together the clues. YOU make the accusations.
Can YOU catch the killer?
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