Murder Mystery raises over £300
Thirteen students along with members of BWH’s PTFA, produced and hosted a Murder Mystery Evening to raise money to go towards funding the school’s planned bike shed extension project.
The GCSE drama students planned and scripted the evening with support from their teacher, Miss Nicola Tildesley. The students set the scene at a school reunion where all the characters had a grudge against the murder victim, a teacher, played by a member of the PTFA. The students co-ordinated and orchestrated the whole evening, devising the format and logistics, performing the scenes and giving out the evidence.
The script was a collaboration between Miss Tildesley and the students who spent a number of weeks brainstorming character and plot ideas. Miss Tildesley then wrote up the script and collated the evidence, only she and the murderer knew who the culprit was right up until it was announced at the end of the show.
Over 70 guests turned up on the evening, and the students had to remain in character throughout as either murder suspects or detectives. All of the suspects were interviewed by the audience to try and ascertain who the murderer was. The guests were also served a fish and chip supper and the PTFA provided a bar.
Money raised from the event came to just over £300. “I was amazed but not surprised by the sheer talent and confidence of the cast, they are all to be congratulated along with Nicola Tildesley. The whole evening had a great buzz about it, with lots of head scratching and conversations about ‘whodunnit!’ I would also like to acknowledge the work put in by PTFA members to make it such a successful evening and the lovely food supplied by Sandon Road Fish and Chip Shop.” commented BWH’s PTFA Chair, Emma Powell.