Murder at The Workhouse

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Latest update 18.04.2014 11:02

There is a different twist on the popular story walk event at The Workhouse this spring. ‘Murder at The Workhouse: who killed the Clerk?’ will be performed by The Workhouse Storytellers on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 May as part of the Museums at Night initiative.

A Murderous evening

Researched, written and performed by Workhouse volunteers the murder mystery gives visitors the opportunity to follow events surrounding the murder of Mr Henry Quillan, Clerk to The Workhouse. Scenarios performed by key characters will be acted out in different settings around the building and visitors will move from scene to scene piecing together clues.

Death comes to The Workhouse

‘Although murder was never actually committed in The Workhouse itself, I found enough evidence of dark and dastardly deeds in the surrounding area to inspire my writing,’ says Karen Winyard, author of the murder. ‘It has been a hard task, constructing enough plot twists and potential suspects with the means, motive and opportunity to keep everyone guessing who had done it,’ she adds.


‘Karen has kept the entire cast in the dark too, as none of us have been told about the denouement during initial rehearsals’, comments volunteer Trevor Greaves who plays the detective Bill Collar.

Follow on Twitter

Those unable to be in the audience on the night will be able to attempt to solve the crime for themselves as clues will be sent out on Twitter in the weeks running up to the performance @workhousevoices.

How to book

Tickets for Murder at The Workhouse are priced at £10 for adults and £5 for children - suitable for 12 year olds and over. Booking and pre-payment is essential. The event runs from 6.30-8.30pm on 16 and 17 May. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Call 01636 817260 or email the Learning Team

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