Dave Fargnoli was a guest of the Belmond British Pullman, and we are delighted to feature his ⭐⭐⭐⭐ review of ‘Dead On Time’ for The Stage.
There can’t be many locations better suited to a site-specific murder mystery than the dining cars of a luxurious 1920s-era train. In this enjoyable interactive experience, created by Neil Kelso and Adam Blackwood of Private Drama Events, a lovingly restored Belmond British Pullman train becomes a character in its own right, adding a real sense of grandeur to a slight but satisfying whodunnit.
The story is built around a thoroughly familiar mystery: an eccentric heiress with more than a few enemies has been murdered, and one of our fellow passengers must be the killer. The testimonies we’re given by the surviving characters are densely packed with information. Names, relationships, secret codes and exact timings all play a part in the solution. But every loose thread ties neatly into the plot somewhere along the way….
Photo courtesy of The Other Richards