Date Night: A Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

A fun night out full of murder, mayhem, and delicious food!

I love Groupon (I may need an intervention soon).

A few months ago, I bought a Groupon for a mystery dinner date for The Murder Mystery Company show at Heirloom, a quirky farm-to-fork restaurant. Since Rob isn’t really into the whole theatre scene, I took the teenager as my date, and WE HAD A BLAST!

The food was an excellent 3-course meal. Our salads were served on these awesome rock plates, I think they were slabs of shale?? The main course was chicken cacciatore which I had never eaten before, but I was quite impressed with it. Then towards the end of the evening, they brought out a delectable chocolate-y dessert. Perfection!


A fun night out full of murder, mayhem, and delicious food!


The show was a bit different from the dinner theatre that I have been to in the past. I have seen a few shows where you just watched a play as you ate dinner, and one time I went to the Vaudeville Cafe in Chattanooga. At that show the actors walked around and interacted with the guests, but when you attend a Murder Mystery Company show, you get to play detective! We interviewed and interrogated, we were even given “money” to use for bribing the suspects to discover the clues and solve the mystery! My daughter is usually a bit reserved, but she really delved into interrogating those suspects. Unfortunately, we didn’t solve the crime, but we thoroughly enjoyed the evening and plan on going again! 🙂



The plot involved all of us audience members being guests at a rich eccentric Hollywood producer’s dinner party, where he announced his own upcoming murder by someone in attendance. Hi-jinks ensued. Several audience members were pulled up to participate as characters and act out little skits;  it was all very fun and funny. I would definitely recommend this show to people who enjoy a silly comedy or just like to have some goofy fun…and don’t take themselves too seriously.


A fun night out full of murder, mayhem, and delicious food!


Have you ever been to a murder mystery show before?

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  • Reply Mary Leigh January 6, 2018 at 9:10 am

    This looks really fun and creative! What a great date night idea!

    • Reply January 9, 2018 at 7:36 pm

      Definitely recommend! You should see if they have a show near you!

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