GALLERY

CONTACT

Are you a Miss Marples, a Poirot, Morse, Jessica Fletcher or maybe even an Inspector Clouseau?

 

However you rate your crime busting ability, we can assure you of a most enjoyable evening with a production that will have your ‘little grey cells’ working overtime whilst you sit back and watch the Mystery, Intrigue and the Fun of the evening.

 

For more information on plots, venues & costs call our

 

‘Murder Hot-Line’

01208-269991

 

Email

ccbatters@gmail.com

GALLERY

 

The longest established murder mystery company in the West of England.

 

Established since June 1992, the company has for the past 25 years plus thrilled audiences throughout Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and as far afield as Oxfordshire, and in December 2016 even went overseas, performing at a special request in the Les Cotils Hotel in Guernsey!

 

Every week throughout the year Murder by Appointment can be found presenting public performances at hotels, theatres and other venues, as well as a number of corporate events for a client list that reads like a ‘Who’s Who’ of the business world.

 

Included amongst their many varied and interesting venues have been,

 

The Theatre Royal Plymouth, The Minack Theatre, The Jamaica Inn, Dunster Castle, Bodmin Jail, Carn Brea Castle, The Drake Theatre, Plymouth, Blackmore Manor in Somerset,

and both the Bodmin & Wenford Steam Railway (26 years next summer) and the West Somerset Steam Railway (12 years).

 

One ‘very special’ birthday performance in 2015 saw one of the world’s most famous stars play a cameo role within the Murder Mystery production. See the Gallery page.

 

Our largest ever production was an open air performance at Cockington Hall, Paignton for an audience of 2,000 in 2003 on behalf of the National Trust as a fund raising event for Agatha Christies house at Greenways, Brixham.

 

 

 

THE SUSPECTS

The Murder by Appointment cast

Chris Batters

‘Murder by Appointment’ was started by Chris Batters in June 1992, as a result of an approach from a large Leicester based company requesting murder mystery evenings to be staged on the Bodmin & Wenford Steam Railway.

 

The company approached Chris, who was well known throughout the West of England as an actor and director, and he rose to the challenge, and in the summer of 1992 the first-ever murder mysteries on a moving steam train began! A series of six was initially staged, and on the final performance BBC Radio Cornwall attended and recorded the event. Following their broadcast, Chris was approached by several hotels in the county, and the company took off.

 

Starting out as ‘Duchy Murder Productions’ it was not long before the expansion of the company into both Devon & Somerset brought about the name change to ‘Murder by Appointment’.

 

 

Very soon the company established a reputation for their high quality of its performances, and on several occasions included amongst the regular cast were professional actors from both TV and film.

 

Check out the ‘Gallery’ page for that 2015 Birthday Special’ with a world famous actress.

 

Many times over the years the company has appeared on both the BBC and ITV, as well as on foreign television from Sweden and Germany. There was also a one hour radio special recorded by BBC Radio.

 

Up to the end of 2017, our records show, over its 25 years the company has performed in 207 different venues in the West of England. Good testament to the professional approach of ‘Murder by Appointment’.

Double Murder at the Jamaica Inn

The cast of a Poldark themed Murder Mystery

PERFORMANCES

With a total of over seventy murder plots, there is a wide selection, from which to choose, and with Chris’ script writing background, if required he can run off a special plot to suit your circumstances. Only last year he did a ‘special’ for a Polo Club Annual Dinner.

 

We have period plots from the

Poldark, Edwardian and Victorian eras,

right throughout the 1900’s to modern day, , including ‘Cluedo type mysteries.

 

What does our package include?

 

We are able to offer you a most enjoyable evening of

 

  • Murder & Intrigue’
  • A cast of seven/eight actors in each production
  • All the necessary paperwork for your guests
  • Pre-evening introduction
  • Acting surrounding your meal arrangements
  • Ample questioning time with the actors
  • Culminating in a final denouement

And most importantly of all, at a very reasonable & competitive price

 

Over the past 25 years our large corporate client list includes:

 

BBC Television – The National Trust – English Heritage

Hospice South West - Macmillan Trust -

Mount Edgcumbe Hospice

GCHQ Cheltenham

West Country HM Military - British MG Society –

 

Barclays, Lloyds & TSB Banks – SKY International

The Law Society – Rotary International

ASDA – Sainsbury – Tesco – Lidl -

plus many, many more.

GALLERY

CONTACT

Are you a Miss Marples, a Poirot, Morse, Jessica Fletcher or maybe even an Inspector Clouseau?

 

However you rate your crime busting ability, we can assure you of a most enjoyable evening with a production that will have your ‘little grey cells’ working overtime whilst you sit back and watch the Mystery, Intrigue and the Fun of the evening.

 

 

For more information on plots, venues & costs call our

 

‘Murder Hot-Line’

01208-269991

 

Email

ccbatters@gmail.com

©Aidan Booth 2018

Website developed by Aidan Booth

 

THE SUSPECTS

The Murder by Appointment cast

THE SUSPECTS

The Murder by Appointment cast

Chris Batters

Double Murder at the Jamaica Inn

The cast of a Poldark themed Murder Mystery

PERFORMANCES

GALLERY

CONTACT

Are you a Miss Marples, a Poirot, Morse, Jessica Fletcher or maybe even an Inspector Clouseau?

 

However you rate your crime busting ability, we can assure you of a most enjoyable evening with a production that will have your ‘little grey cells’ working overtime whilst you sit back and watch the Mystery, Intrigue and the Fun of the evening.

 

THE SUSPECTS

The Murder by Appointment cast

Chris Batters

‘Murder by Appointment’ was started by Chris Batters in June 1992, as a result of an approach from a large Leicester based company requesting murder mystery evenings to be staged on the Bodmin & Wenford Steam Railway.

 

The company approached Chris, who was well known throughout the West of England as an actor and director, and he rose to the challenge, and in the summer of 1992 the first-ever murder mysteries on a moving steam train began! A series of six was initially staged, and on the final performance BBC Radio Cornwall attended and recorded the event. Following their broadcast, Chris was approached by several hotels in the county, and the company took off.

 

Starting out as ‘Duchy Murder Productions’ it was not long before the expansion of the company into both Devon & Somerset brought about the name change to ‘Murder by Appointment’.

 

Very soon the company established a reputation for their high quality of its performances, and on several occasions included amongst the regular cast were professional actors from both TV and film.

 

Check out the ‘Gallery’ page for that 2015 Birthday Special’ with a world famous actress.

 

Many times over the years the company has appeared on both the BBC and ITV, as well as on foreign television from Sweden and Germany. There was also a one hour radio special recorded by BBC Radio.

 

Up to the end of 2017, our records show, over its 25 years the company has performed in 207 different venues in the West of England. Good testament to the professional approach of ‘Murder by Appointment’.

Double Murder at the Jamaica Inn

The cast of a Poldark themed Murder Mystery

PERFORMANCES

 

With a total of over seventy murder plots, there is a wide selection, from which to choose, and with Chris’ script writing background, if required he can run off a special plot to suit your circumstances. Only last year he did a ‘special’ for a Polo Club Annual Dinner.

 

We have period plots from the

Poldark, Edwardian and Victorian eras,

right throughout the 1900’s to modern day, , including ‘Cluedo type mysteries.

 

What does our package include?

 

We are able to offer you a most enjoyable evening of

  •  
  • Murder & Intrigue’
  • A cast of seven/eight actors in each production
  • All the necessary paperwork for your guests
  • Pre-evening introduction
  • Acting surrounding your meal arrangements
  • Ample questioning time with the actors
  • Culminating in a final denouement

 

And most importantly of all, at a very reasonable & competitive price

 

Over the past 25 years our large corporate client list includes:

 

BBC Television – The National Trust – English Heritage

Hospice South West - Macmillan Trust -

Mount Edgcumbe Hospice

GCHQ Cheltenham

West Country HM Military - British MG Society –

 

Barclays, Lloyds & TSB Banks – SKY International

The Law Society – Rotary International

ASDA – Sainsbury – Tesco – Lidl -

plus many, many more.

 

THE SUSPECTS

The Murder by Appointment cast

Chris Batters

Double Murder at the Jamaica Inn

The cast of a Poldark themed Murder Mystery

©Aidan Booth 2017

Website developed by Aidan Booth

 

THE SUSPECTS

The Murder by Appointment cast

Double Murder at the Jamaica Inn

THE SUSPECTS

The Murder by Appointment cast

Double Murder at the Jamaica Inn

©Aidan Booth 2017

Website developed by Aidan Booth