Sydney Interactive Theatre put on two separate activities for Sydney siders to enjoy. Eat, drink, be merry, and solve some clues together as a team. They run such an activity at The Rocks, and they also hold another one at Surry Hills called Human Torch.
Human Torch is all about solving a murder mystery. Who killed Thomas Ivory in the 1920's? Three different conflicting statements are given, and all participants (up to 20) are detectives in solving this murder mystery. Your reward? Dinner at a mystery restaurant.
The whole booking process was seamless. It is easy to book online. You receive a funny text message a day prior with details of the meeting location. The location was secret, but all I can tell you is that we met at Eddy Avenue. All weird and wonderful, because weather wise we had sun last Friday (as at the time of writing this), and it was pouring rain yesterday afternoon (again, as at the time of writing this). I was booked in to attend at 6:15pm on Saturday the 15th of March.
Detective Skinner was the first actor who met us at our mystery location. All in all there were 17 of us present. He had the props. Therefore, someone in our group was given the handcuffs to arrest the right person, as well as a spy glass and ID badges to name. A few people took turns in using the clipboard to solve each clue along the way. A mystery indeed. He was a funny man. He entrusts us to venture further into Surry Hills land to solve this chilling case.
The jam tin was our first clue where we found the wife. She wondered why some of us were laughing at her. We discovered that she was cheated out of her inheritance prior to her husband's death.
She led us to the funny, quirky magistrate - of who we met outside the court house. Questions such as "who was the beneficiary of the will?" were asked.
Quite funny, because we were then led to a happy go lucky chap at a mystery park who did not mess around. It was Ivory's life insurance paper that helped us solve the case, and there were some tricksters involved.
We were led to Denham Street, only to be mistaken for Denham Lane where a glass of bubbles charmed us. There was a hit man that spoiled the party, where I had to interrupt the majority of our group from champagne happy snaps. He almost got away; yet this dude near this lane way was arrested for killing Thomas Ivory at the Casino, but Thomas Ivory actually he died in hospital.
As guests, we were involved in the play, and we created our own theatre experience as we went along with great actors to support us. Improvisation and going with the flow ensured a fun experience.
From there, we were led inside our mystery restaurant for some yummy tapas and sangria. If you love orienteering type experiences, and solving puzzles in a social, fun filled environment; then you will love this activity. Thank you Sydney Interactive Theatre for this great opportunity. Funny, entertaining and interactive indeed.
Where: Surry Hills paradise.
Why: Have fun, eat, drink, and be merry in solving a 1920's murder mystery.
Cost: $99 per person.
When: Held on the first three Saturday's of every calendar month. Times available: 5pm, 5:25pm, 5:50pm and 6:15pm.