Halloween, Samhain, Dia de los Muertos – there are few cultures that have not, at one time or another, celebrated, honoured and propitiated their dead at certain moments in the year. Outside of any specific date, many of these cultures have also engaged in regular communion with the departed, alluding to a somewhat more nuanced perspective on the nature of life and death.
Surgical Scars: A Murder Mystery Evening
On 23rd December 1876, tragedy befell the lighthouse on the island of Skerryvore. The three crewmen vanished, leaving a meal on the table and a fire in the grate. Only Mary was left. A little girl with nowhere to go. A witness without a memory. But tonight, via the miracle of mesmerism, Professor Barrett will return Mary to the eye of the storm. At last, she will tell all she knows about the tragedy at Skerryvore, finding redemption in the process. That is, if everything goes to plan…
Death comes to the Operating Theatre of St. Thomas' Hospital, except that this time it is not a patient's body lying there on this windy night. Everything points out to foul play and we are relying on you to help us find the killer! Step back in time and join us for an evening of suspicion, detection and mysterious motives in the eerie surroundings of this Victorian operating theatre.