Who will be dying on stage as Sunderland Empire hosts murder mystery evening

The Empire event will take place next week
The Empire event will take place next week
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Mystery is in the air at Sunderland Empire this month as the theatre gets set to host A View from the Gods Murder Mystery dining event on Monday, November 26.

Following on from the sell-out Faulty Towers dining experiences, prepare to add a whole new dimension to your visit to the iconic Grade II listed theatre and step back to the day when all sorts of performers tread the boards at the Sunderland Empire, from acrobats, comedians and even novelty painters.

But one performer got more than she bargained for. Nobody wants to die on stage, but Elsie Roby died before she even set foot on it.

Hosted in the Garden Place Bistro at the Empire, written by local author James Whitman and presented by Sunderland Empire and Theatre Space NE, you’re invited to experience an evening like no other.

Tour the Empire, meet the players and enjoy a three-course dining experience while you solve a century-old mystery and figure out who killed Elsie Roby.

Theatre Space and the writer previously worked together to create ‘15 minutes of fame’ for the city of culture launch as well as ‘grafters gables’ – a performance linking together a collection of street art murals in Hendon and a piece called ‘strong for war, for helping tender’ to celebrate the life of Capt George Maling VC – Sunderland’s only First World War Victoria Cross winner.

The piece is inspired by the old show time and musical hall posters which can been seen in the Sunderland Empire to this day. Theatre Space North East CIC is the company behind the ever popular Plays in the Parks and have won several awards for their work.

With an engaging plot, that will keep you guessing at every twist and turn, a true blend of mystery, suspense and a unique theatrical script, this is your chance to experience the Sunderland Empire like you’ve never seen it before.

Tickets available from the Box Office, via the ticket centre 0844 871 3022* or www.ATGtickets.com/Sunderland *calls cost up to 7p per minute plus standard network charges. Booking and transaction fees may apply.