The Cheriton Players

30 June 2021 - 30 June 2021

An Unexpected Fate at The Fête

Playwright Miscellany Director Rebecca Leadley


An online Murder Mystery – but with a difference. This one is to be performed on Zoom, for one night only on Wednesday 30th June 2021 at 7.30pm. Help Mr Hugh Dunnit solve the mystery!

Another in our ‘Lockdown’ series whilst we are unable to perform live on stage, this intriguing murder mystery was penned by our good friends Lyn and Tony Austin of Miscellany, a small performing group who create murder mysteries for live events like dinner parties, and who perform every Christmas at Hilliers with seasonal entertainment and singing. They have kindly adapted one of their productions, An Unexepcted Fate at The Fête, for Cheriton Players to perform on Zoom.

The year is 1917. Lady Elizabeth Pucknall, well respected member of Little Kimbridge and wife of Lord Henry Pucknall MP, is known for her charity work, and was to have judged the floral display at the annual Village Fête. However she is discovered dead in the flower marquee by the Fête chairman but Mr Hugh Dunnit, friend and house guest of the family is luckily present to assist the local police to find the killer… with your help.

If you want to help Mr Dunnit solve the murder, you are welcome to join in via Zoom, where you will be allocated break-out rooms with others to interrogate the suspects. Numbers are limited and cost £10 per screen (that’s however many of you can comfortably share your computer and sofa!) so hurry to secure your place now. Once registered, you will receive instructions on how to join in on the night. What fun!

To join in, email