VIP Night at Mysteriously Yours
22 Aug 2013
Recently, Wendy and I had the privilege of attending (and participating) in an interactive murder mystery show at Toronto’s Mysteriously Yours Dinner Theatre. It was a VIP night for the opening of “Uptown Abbey“, a shoot on the British “Downton Abbey”.
I had been to many dinner theatre shows, but never to an interactive murder mystery. As shy as I am, I was hoping not to be “picked” during the show.
The menu is small, but considerate, in that it has gluten-free options. Although I am not on a gluten-free diet, I have friends that are (some out of choice, some by necessity), and I appreciate restaurants having this option for those that require it.
I had a tomato cream soup for an appetizer, braised beef pot pie for my main, and apple crumble tartlets for dessert. I really enjoyed the soup, and the pot pie had nice big chunks of tender beef. Dessert was good.
The characters in the show mingled with the audience prior to show time, giving us a a taste of their personalities. Lady Abbey Upton took a liking to me, and asked if I would play “her Mama”. I would have to stand up and ramble off a few lines. I thought of many ways to get out of it, but alas, Wendy and Christine thought I would make a great “Mama”. Lady Abbey Upton was very convincing, with her smooth southern drawl. This earned me the nickname “Big Mama” for the rest of the night.
My favourite character was the Butler – Carson Fusspot. He was full of charisma, and never stopped running. He was clearly the highlight of the show, and kept us all laughing.
The cast did an incredible job of keeping everyone involved and laughing hysterically. Lady Syvil Upton was tweeting with everyone during the show.
SOLVING THE MURDER
During the final intermission, we were all handed cards, and asked to write down who we thought was the murderer, and any clues that were dropped during the show. I was lucky enough to have guessed correctly. But… i’m keeping that to myself.
Now in it’s 26th year, Mysteriously Yours Dinner Theatre allows the audience to participate in the solving of a hilarious “Whodunit?”. It’s a fun “date night”, or a great way to celebrate a birthday or anniversary.
“Uptown Abbey” is playing now through the end of November. If you have never been to Mysteriously Yours, this would be a great show to see as a first. It’s absolutely hilarious!
I highly recommend it!
Disclaimer: I was given 2 VIP passes to attend this event. I was not asked to write a review. All opinions are my own.