We provide Cambridge Solution murder mystery dinners as a way to entertain country club members in a more interactive setting directly involving people as the characters in the show! It's easy and fun to play and our professional hosts work to make your people the stars!



For your entertainment, we have a variety of scenarios that can fit most any member event or private party. Beyond those listed, we have additional scenarios and we can customize new scenarios as well for a small added fee.

We work with groups of all sizes and discovered a need for a mid-sized event in addition to our small and larger event options. The Cambridge Solution is our answer to that problem.

The Cambridge Solution is designed for groups between 30 - 100 people, though we often have used versions of it for much smaller and much larger groups as well.

For smaller groups, we've created the Dartmouth Plan. This uses either half, or the whole group, as characters in the mystery. As more of a Speed Dating kind of set-up, they speak to the other audience members who try to determine which is the murderer. For groups of 30-100, our Cambridge Solution uses 4-10 people from your group as characters in the murder mystery. Usually we would request that there be one suspect per table. These characters usually go table to table at the party and answer questions, moving when we ask them to. Provided with information that they know about themselves, each other and about the crime, they are grilled by audience members. This doesn't require quality acting, just a fun spirit.

For slightly larger groups, we often will shift our approach to allow the suspects to be stationed around the room and allow people to come up to them to ask questions. While similar to the table-to-table version, this is usually played starting at dessert rather than during the meal. We have even used this version to play during golf tournaments with suspects at various holes on the course. For much larger groups, such as one that was performed at a horse race track, we can station people around the facility and can even use social media to provide their answers to the crime.



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Death of The Alderman

This 1920's themed party involves the election of an Alderman to the local city council. The party is a celebration of his victory and those in attendance are his supporters dressed as flappers and mobsters. This includes the North Side Mob, the South Side Mob, his spouse, political figures and temperance workers. It's a great time had by all and we can add a costume contest as well.

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The Godmother

This mobster themed show involves the death of the head of the organization of the local families, the Godmother. Taking on the personality of your city, the show quickly customizes to the audience involved. Suspects usually include the heads of the families that are a bit comedic and designed to easily be played by your people. Other characters can include politicians, someone from the old country, reporters, and business people. You'll laugh...if you know what's good for you!

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Murder of The Millionaire

One of the more standard scenarios, this involves a millionaire who made his wealth on the backs of many others who want a piece of the action. This likely includes a spouse, a girlfriend, a business rival, a yes-man, a competitor and a politician. We have offshoots on the Coast of Spain, the Coast of France, the Coast of Italy and others to get one appropriate for your members.

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The Murder of 008

Our own take on the spy genre has the death of 008. You Only Live Twice? Not so fast! Our second fiddle secret agent to his more famous counterpart decides to retire and a rogues gallery of suspects emerge. it's a great way to have outlandish fun with bizarre characters!

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A Golf Mystery

The head of the FBI Division fighting fraud in golf is killed on the night that he was announcing that he would retire and write a tell all book! Which one of the interesting characters committed the crime? The characters include his wife, a golf equipment manufacturer, the course golf pro, the person running the pro shop, and many more.

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Custom Scenarios

We can create just about any scenario that you can think of. The writing does take some time and there is a nominal fee, but having a customized event for your members is often worth it. Just ask and we can discuss the possibilities.

Towards the end, we bring the suspects up and ask them for their likely excuse and to answer one question (both of which they had been provided with ahead of time). These represent their Oscar Award winning moment as they try to win a vote by the audience for the best actor.

We know for a fact that your people will likely make some mistakes along the way. Our professional host, or hosts, listen along the way and will adjust the final answer to what your people said rather than what we wrote. This helps to make certain that your people appear to be the rock stars of the evening!

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WE LOOK OUT FOR YOU We have a variety of techniques that we can use to promote social distancing and safety during our shows. We can discuss these items with you and develop a strategy to work at your location in a relatively safe environment.

The event usually runs the full course of dinner, from salad through dessert, but can be scheduled to operate in other ways. Contact THEY improv for more information on how a Cambridge Solution can be the perfect corporate or private murder mystery for your team building, charity or simple entertainment needs.

Some Additional Modern Day Scenarios:
Death at a Wine Tasting - When a millionaire gets into the business of wine-making, there's always people that wouldn't be happy. There are competitors, neighbors, politicians and ex-spouses, all of which could have reasons to be stressed by the millionaire's success. Maybe they should have some wine! This is perfect for our Grapes of Laugh programs.

Death of a Celebrity - We have a couple of variations on the theme of having a celebrity who is having a party and is found dead. There are a collection of pseudo celebrities who are the suspects and may have have committed the crime of the century of the week!

Undatable: Finding a Perfect Death Match - This is a murder mystery at a singles event where the suspects are those who have yet to find love and have taken issue with their match maker.

Some Historic Scenarios:
The Death of the Alderman - Our primary 1920's mystery involves the election of an Alderman to the local government. This is a celebration with a collection of mobsters, politicians and temperance advocates in attendance. When the Alderman is found killed, justice needs to be served!

The 80's are Dead, Long Live the 80's - Music mogul Mickety Mack is found killed at a meeting of his latest charity record venture. There are a collection of pseudo celebrities who might have committed the crime. Whether it's Michael George, Girl Georgina, Miguel Llackson or any of the others needs to be determined by your audience.

Pirates of the City You Are In - Avast ye! Pirates are always popular, unless it's the leader of the gang of pirates who got himself killed!

No Class Sherlock - Created for a college environment, Sherlock had lectured at the university and now that the Dean has been found dead, the students have to determine the murderer. This scenario is in the Victorian era and is at your university on the bank of the Thames River in England.

Some Holiday Scenarios:
Here Comes Santa's Corpse - It's the North Pole and the unthinkable has happened. Santa is found dead in the cookie shop! Who could have committed the crime? Maybe it's Santa's second wife or the head of the Elfs union, Jiminy Hoffa!

The Maul Santa - It's a popular shopping mall and the mall Santa is found dead. Which of the mall employees or others could have committed such a terrible crime?

Santa Got Hit by a Snowplow - Originally produced for a snow plow company, we couldn't resist providing the scenario for others and has proven to be strangely popular. Who committed this bizarre crime?

Some Specialty Scenarios:
Death of Miss USA - A scenario written for young women or girls, the head of a pageant is killed and the suspects are the contestants from a variety of states.

Stabbed in the Back Nine - Created for Golf and Country Clubs, this is a scenario where the head of the FBI division fighting corruption in golf is killed. There are many people who wanted him dead and the suspects are right in the room!

Additional Scenarios:
We have a wide array of additional scenarios that have been created over the years. And if we don't have it, we can create it. If you have a specific theme in mind and if you don't see them above simply ask. Don't be afraid to make a request. There's never an obligation until we actually go to work on a theme.

We can provide our services throughout the nation including areas such as Los Angeles in Southern California, San Francisco in Northern California, Scottsdale and Tucson in Arizona, the DFW area, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Oklahoma, the Gulf Coast, Southwest Florida, Central Florida, South Florida, North Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York City, Westchester County, Long Island, New York State, Fairfield County and Hartford in Connecticut, Chicago, Milwaukee, the Midwest, Ohio, Idaho, Washington State, Oregon, Nevada, Salt Lake City in Utah, Hawaii as well as everywhere else in all 50 states.


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Include the size of your space, how many people you think might attend, potential dates you have an interest in, and any special concerns or requests. This can include specific themes that you might have in mind, such as the Roaring '20s or '30s in the Prohibition Era.


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We will explain additional themes, timing, dining considerations, sound, lighting and stage equipment needed (which are not usually included in our proposal), payment methods and timing, etc. This will allow us to prepare a 3 page proposal for your event. Page 1 is a cover letter. Page 2 is the actual contract. Page 3 is a credit card form just in case you choose to pay by that method, though often checks are the more popular option. We also accept PayPal, Venmo, QuickPay, and many other methods.