Miss Mapletree returns to Hartlebury Castle with a new mystery to solve. Settle in for an evening of great entertainment, with a delicious 3-course meal, as you watch the story unfold. Can you solve the mystery and figure out whodunnit?
This is a fundraising event for Hartlebury Castle Preservation Trust, Registered Charity No. 1127871. All profits will go back into keeping Hartlebury Castle here for the future. Please also consider Gift Aiding your ticket if you are able.
Let’s set the scene…
England, 1952. Since time immemorial, the village of Pokeingham-Softly-on-the-Wold has gathered on All Hallows’ Eve for a celebration. This tiny English village is rich in folklore, and the villagers believe that by lighting the fires, drinking the local cider and singing and dancing ‘til dawn, they will ward off evil spirits for the next twelve months. Traditionally, the Hallowe’en Ball (as it has become known in recent years) is held at Pokeingham Hall. The medieval great hall at the centre of the manor house has just the right atmosphere; its ancient beams creaking as they are warmed by the two enormous fireplaces. At the North end is the Minstrel Gallery where the musicians will play traditional Pokeingham folk songs, at the South end, the stage from which Lord Pokeingham traditionally performs his rendition of the popular song ‘Diddle Diddle Dumpling’, accompanied by Lady Pokeingham on the Hammered Dulcimer. This year, however, is different; Lord Pokeingham is dead. Despite His Lordship’s recent passing and the fact that the funeral hasn’t yet taken place, the Hallowe’en Ball will go ahead as planned, but this year it will be a much more solemn affair as Lady Pokeingham and the village are in mourning. Mystery-writer and amateur sleuth Miss Mapletree returns from an overseas trip and raises concerns about Lord Pokekingham’s death, but is she right to cast suspicion on someone in the village?
Carrot & coriander soup with crusty bread
For the main
Cream chicken & chive gratin
Gratin of carrots & root vegetables
Both served with Autumn green vegetables
And for dessert
Treacle sponge with custard
(Vegan alternative available)
Please notify us of any allergies or dietary requirements in advance
Tickets: £55 (+ booking fee)
Book your whole table in one ticket – 10 people: £550 (+booking fee)
If you are unable to book online, please call 01299 250797.