1. Murder Village is a Comedy Festival favourite.
Welcome to Murder Village. Population: decreasing… but popularity: increasing. Most Murder Village shows sell out, making it a bone fide hit with fans of comedy, fans of improvisation, and fans of good old fashioned British whodunnits.
2. You get to play detective.
While comedy is definitely front and centre in Murder Village, the show is also your chance to solve a genuine mystery. Your votes select the murderer and the victim, but it is all conducted via secret ballot. That leaves you free to puzzle out the solution yourself from the comfort of your seat – just like any good detective novel.
3. It’s your best chance of ever experiencing a new Agatha Christie mystery.
You may not have noticed, but the Queen of Crime Fiction, like so many of her characters, shuffled off this mortal coil several decades ago. With the combination of the audience’s suggestions and the show’s talented improvisers, a new Agatha Christie style mystery is conjured onto the stage on the daily during Comedy Festival.
4. It stars some of the best improvisers in the country.
Agatha Christie deserves the best, and she’s got them. Featuring a who’s who of Melbourne’s favourite improvisers and a roster of international Theatresports champions, Murder Village stars some of the best improvising comedians you are likely to see on any stage in the country.
5. The backdrop is one of Melbourne’s most iconic and exciting venues.
Murder Village is lucky to play at The Butterfly Club, a beautiful and eclectic independent theatre venue set right in the heart of the Melbourne CBD. Not only is it home to some of Melbourne’s best artists, but it is also blessed to employ some amazing cocktail artisans. Grab a drink, cast your votes, and enjoy a murder mystery like no other.
Murder Village: An Improvised Whodunnit is on at The Butterfly Club 7pm March 28 to April 7