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Richard Shuttleworth Murder Mystery

It is 112 years since Richard Ormonde Shuttleworth was born, on 16th July 1909. Guests (and suspects) have been invited here tonight for a meal to celebrate what would have been his 112th birthday. However, some of the guests are interested in more than just the party…

Our suspects all reveal themselves to be in some way related to contemporaries of Richard back in the 1930s. Rumours have passed down over the generations that, after Richard suffered his injury 1936, he returned from South Africa with a ruby of immense value, which he secreted somewhere around the grounds of Shuttleworth. Its whereabouts have been a mystery ever since, and each of them seems to think they have some claim to the jewel and are determined to get their hands on it.

Of great importance is Anne Teek, a historian who claims to hold a vital clue to the whereabouts of the jewel. She is based in South Africa and is therefore unable to make it tonight, but has arranged a live video feed to talk to everyone about the missing jewel.

However, during her video link, she takes a drink from a glass of wine and drops down dead. Each of the suspects is implicated in wanting her dead (for various reasons), and in sending her the case of wine (which arrived anonymously the previous day) and therefore, the investigation begins…

Star-crossed Athenian lovers, playful fairies, and hilarious traveling players make for an unforgettable performance of magical theatre in magical surroundings.

Enjoy a wonderful evening of Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy, complete with beautiful Elizabethan costumes and a splendid musical score. A glorious welcome back to theatre under the stars for family, friends, and children of all ages.


Smoked Ham Hock Terrine served with a Homemade Piccalilli

Kentish Pea Panna Cotta, Sugar Snap Salad and Pea Shoots

Braised Feather Blade of Beef, Horseradish Creamed Potato, Pine Nut Crusted Carrot

Roast Chicken Breast with Leek Ragu, Crushed Root Vegetables and Seasonal Buttered Greens

Grilled Halloumi served with Marinated Tomatoes, Black Olive Tapenade, Roasted Jersey Royals and Pepper Coulis

Sticky Toffee Slice, Black Fig, Clotted Cream

Lemon Tart, Chantilly Cream


Arrival Cocktail

A glass of Red or White wine with the meal

Tea and Coffee

Paid Bar

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