A Highly Suspect Murder Mystery is an interactive Shakespeare-based whodunnit where the audience (with help from the cast) is tasked with solving the murder.
A great homage to the works of Shakespeare
Filled to the top with Shakespeare, from puns to off-hand remarks, this academia based mystery is perfect for anyone who likes puzzles and the Bard. The cast play their parts convincingly but are also incredibly supportive and provide help with the evidence provided where needed, without fully giving the clue away, utilising technqiues used most commonly by teachers. Full of misdirection and twists, the show becomes a team effort, due to the collaboration and sense of camaraderie that builds up between us over the course of the hour. It is hard to fully describe the experience without giving everything away, but this is a truly special show on the Fringe, in that we become fully involved and invested in the outcome. Interaction and public speaking are truly voluntary, so that even those not keen on audience participation will enjoy themselves. Less of a Fringe theatre piece and more of an immersive experience, A Highly Suspect Murder Mystery provides us with a sense of motivation by making us think about the puzzles and clues provided as well as the competing narratives, rather than passively telling us a story to absorb.
A Highly Suspect Murder Mystery is a unique and intelligent piece of comedy that is also a great homage to the works of Shakespeare. An incredibly well-thought out show, there is something here for everyone to enjoy.