Review: The Murder Express

Style: Dining theatre
WherePedley Street Station

Rating: 3/5 stars

This was my third Pedley Street experience having previously reviewed Journey to the Underworld and The Greatest Snowman. As always the food was exceptional and the show light-hearted and fun.

However, as more and more companies are doing immersive dining now, it seems that Funicular are pulling back from the more audience-led elements. So while murder express was silly, fun and charming, it wasn’t immersive.

The story is simple. Part murder mystery, part farce it’s a broad comedy which sends up all the cliches of a murder mystery in ways that put a smile on my face (as did the rather lethal absinthe cocktails!).

This isn’t a show that will change your life, but it was a great deal of fun. It’s worth the price tag for the meal alone but despite it being less involved than other shows, the action definitely adds key elements to the evening’s entertainment.

It may be frothy rather than meaty, but sometimes that’s just what you need.

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