COMEDY DINNER THEATRE | HOW DOES IT WORK

Our comedy dinner theatre show is perfect for and annual staff dinner, client dinner, or private party.  A highly-interactive, hilarious drama is performed by professional actors while you enjoy dinner. The show is a murder mystery.  So as part of the fun, guests must figure out who the killer is!  So now you might be asking: “Comedy dinner theatre – How does it work?” If you haven’t experienced dinner theatre, here is how it works.

The Rundown

Three to Four Hours | Suitable for 40 to 150 Guests | Performed in English | Venues include hotels, members’ clubs, restaurants and private homes | Sit-down dinner or Buffett

  • 19:00 – 19:30   Guests Arrive/Cocktails
  • 19:30 – 20:00   Act I  – Actors Mingle with Guest
  • 20:00 – 20:30  Guests Seated & First Course Served
  • 20:30 – 21:00   Act II – The Murder!
  • 21:00 – 21:30   Main Course Served
  • 21:30 – 22:00   Act III Crime Solving
  • 22:00 – 22:20   Dessert Served – Guests vote on murder suspect
  • 22:20 – 22:30   Act IV – The Crime is Solved

We require a set-up time of two to three hours. We provide the PA system, stage set, venue and table decorations and themed music to play between acts.

Murder in Havana

Murder in Havana is set in Havana, Cuba in the late 1950’s.  You’ve been invited to the Coco Cabana Nightclub to celebrate the birthday of brash Texas oil tycoon, J.J. Prescott.  Suddenly in the middle of the party, Prescott is shot!  Everybody had a good reason for wanting the old man dead. Was it the demur Lady Prescott?  Could it have been suave nightclub owner Carlos Fernandez?  What about the unscrupulous General Sosa or the spicy Latin Diva Chi Chi Rodriguez?  Or was the murderer YOU?

This comedy dinner theatre show is highly interactive so come ready to drink, dine, dance, laugh and have a great night out.  And don’t forget to wear your fancy Cuban costume if you dare!

Murder in Shanghai

Chunky Onion Productions is proud to present a brand new, original, murder mystery dinner theatre show: Murder in Shanghai.  Set in the Roaring Twenties and featuring a comical cast of characters, our story takes place on a luxury cruise ship making its inaugural voyage from Shanghai to Hong Kong. The mood on board is jovial until the arrival of notorious underworld boss – Madame Chen.  Everyone on board has a reason to want her dead and so, you guessed it… she’s murdered!

There is a killer onboard the ship.  Was it mysterious socialite, Charming Wong? Could it have been flamboyant fashion designer, Gaylord McQueen? Rival Shanghai triad leader, Mr. FOK Sum-gai, is an obvious suspect. But could our killer be the upright Englishman, Captain Hawkins?  Or was the killer YOU?

Come dressed in your 1920s Shanghai costume and enjoy a great evening out.

Murder in Shanghai Promo

Murder in Havana Promo

Murder in Shanghai

Murder at the Oscars