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08 September 2016

Cumbria Libraries mark 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with Murder Mystery events

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As part of Cumbria Library Service’s work to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, Cumbria County Council have commissioned events company Highly Suspect to perform six Murder Mystery events in libraries across the county - in Barrow, Carlisle, Kendal, Penrith, Whitehaven and Workington.

 

Here is the premise:

 

Four hundred years after his death, it seems the Great Bard may still have secrets to share. Rumours have spread that a previously unknown and unpublished play has been discovered in the catacombs beneath each library hosting the event - a sequel to one of his most famous works, entitled ‘Lots To Do About Something!’

 

However, mere hours before the manuscript can be authenticated, renowned Shakespearian scholar, Professor Oliver Worldsastage is found dead; stabbed 23 times in the back beside a final message written in iambic pentameter, seemingly written in the victim’s own blood. What did he know that he shouldn’t?  Did someone have other sinister reasons to want the Professor dead?

 

Join murder mystery maestros Highly Suspect for a Shakespearian-inspired interactive murder mystery event.  Analyse the evidence, interrogate the suspects and separate the fact from the fiction to solve the murder and catch the killer.

 

Fun, frivolity and fatalities are guaranteed!

 

Tickets cost £5 (refreshments included), and are available from each participating library.

 

The timetable for the events:

 

Venue

Date

Start time

Barrow Library

Thursday 8 September

6.30pm

Carlisle Library

Friday 16 September

6.30pm

Kendal Library

Wednesday 14 September

7.30pm

Penrith Library

Friday 23 September

6.30pm

Whitehaven Library

Friday 7 October

7.00pm

Workington Library

Wednesday 5 October

6.30pm

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As part of Cumbria Library Service�s work to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare�s death, Cumbria County Council have commissioned events company Highly Suspect to perform six Murder Mystery events in libraries across the county.