Case Study – Education
The hardest part of a Murder Mystery for our script writers and actors is the first 15 minutes. Its the part where none of the other guests are suspecting anything and we have to sells them the idea that there are 5 or 6 strangers in the room. Two perfect examples of this recently both took place for clients in the education sector.
Cloak & Dagger were hired to perform a daytime Murder Mystery for around 120 public school support staff. It was a sit down formal meal with a number of speakers advertised. We hid two actors in the room as venue employees (waiters, event coordinators etc), hid two actors as school administrators and had two more actors in plain site – as representatives of a new, ultra-elite private school soon to open in the area – one of whom was an invited speaker. We even designed and made school ties and blazers!
If you sit down in a formal environment to see a published keynote speaker – are you expecting them to be anything other than that? However, when the subject matter became more and more controversial, complete with a power point image of the architectural design of the new school, things start going wrong. The speaker is heckled, booed and eventually has a glass of water thrown in their face while speaking (by one of our hidden actors). Only then was the audience told that they were at a murder mystery!
Another event found us in a room of 110 teachers meeting each other before the new term, from a large school posing as new educators.
We do our home work and know the issues that re being talked about with the group before the event so we are completely believed.
There is something about educators that makes their groups great fun to infiltrate and wind up!