Smoke & Mirrors Testimonials

“Thank you for leading such a wonderful evening! Everyone has said how much they enjoyed and Chloe had the best time. The whole process from booking to the night was seamless and thank you for communicating so effectively throughout to make sure everything ran smoothly!” Cerys R @ Ynyston Farmhouse, Cardiff

“A quick note to thank you for all your help in putting on our murder mystery evening. From our first meeting right up to and including last night your help and guidance has been first-class. Last night was a great success and my phone, emails and Facebook has been non-stop this morning with people thanking us. I hope you and the other fabulous actors enjoyed yourselves as much as we did. We will be in touch regarding another evening you can be sure.” Steve Jones @ Westbury Conservative Club

“What an evening! Thank you so so much! I keep finding myself bursting out laughing remembering moments from the evening. Memories for a lifetime! You guys are genius. Super special. I just want to do it all again!! If Joel and I don't work out I will be booking you for the next one!” Emma Massey @ Ridgeway House, Wiltshire

“Fantastically funny, entertaining and dramatic. Such a great night for friends and family. Thank you so much for a brilliant night and being so great to deal with” Ruth Hope @ The Manor House Hotel, Wiltshire

“I just wanted to say a massive thank you for the evening. It was an absolute blast, everyone had a roaring time and my sister was over the moon with the whole thing. Loved the gin-tasting inclusion, that was a great suggestion to add on and was run fantastically. The mood for the whole night was just ace, it really couldn't have gone better!” Caroline Harris @ Private Venue, Ascot

“Smoke & Mirrors are, without doubt, the best murder mystery company out there right now” Mike Tarrier @ The Forge, East Sussex

“The murder mystery went down really well, everyone loved it! Direct from the hen today: ‘It topped off the hen do off so well! I have never laughed so hard!’ Five days later and we are still texting our lines to each other!!” Sally Tham @ Church House, Berkshire

“Gin-tasting, a life-drawing and a murder mystery! I cannot think of anything better for a hen party!!” Jasmin Phelps @ Cotswold Manor Estate, Oxfordshire

“Smoke & Mirrors completely exceeded our expectations (which were already very high). Brilliant to deal with, and an absolutely amazing murder mystery evening!” Caroline Wyatt @ Malmaison, Oxford

“Thank you, thank you, thank you for making our summer party such a success. Everyone had a fabulous evening and it was perfectly hilarious throughout. I have seen my colleagues in a new light!!” Abbie King @ Crazy Bear Hotel, Stadhampton

“Loved the gin and the murder mystery so much that we now want to come back and do it all again and add the Comedy Waiters!! Thank you for making my sister’s hen night so memorable. I will definitely be recommending you to all my friends!!” Alice Cleveland @ Cotswold Park Barns, Oxfordshire

“So much fun!! Your actors are amazing and I genuinely can’t think of a way in which our murder mystery could have been more enjoyable. Brilliant teambuilding event!!” Tim Whelan @ Riverbank Lodge, Warwickshire

“Thank you so much for making Saturday evening such a success! The girls were raving and laughing about the murder mystery for the rest of the weekend and it was easily the best anyone of us had ever been to. I just started reading through the script at work but had to close it as I was laughing too much – it was great how you worked the stories in. Such a brilliant concept: we’ll definitely recommend you to others!” Jenna & Tasha @ Ringshall Grange, Suffolk

“Just wanted to say a massive thank you for Saturday. I don’t think I have ever laughed so much. You and the team were amazing!” Jane Girling @ Hackford Hall, Norfolk

“Great script, great venue, great host! Have done this kind of thing twice before – this was the best. Spectacular entertainment; thoroughly recommended!” Rebecca, Fliss, Dan & Mark @ DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, Cheltenham

“It would be impossible to do anything better. From start to finish it was the most fun we could have hoped for. So much time must have gone into making the characters true to life and adding additional relevant detail. It was SO entertaining and I’ve never enjoyed a hen party as much as this!” Eleanor Storey @ The Colloquy, Herefordshire

“I wanted to email to say thank you for such a great night. It was such a surprise and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was great fun and involved everyone around the table so well. I haven’t laughed so much in years and it was so clever how personal stories were woven in. We have been laughing about the characters we played ever since. Hastings and Ursula were great and really made the night. The best hen do I could have hoped for!” Lizzy Mercer @ Lambourn House, Berkshire

“We had an amazing time! Really can’t remember when I last cried with laughter. Thank you for making my hen party a success. This is something I will never forget. We’ll definitely see you again in the future!” Natalie Fabien @ Waterfall House, Bath

“Best night ever!” Tereza Mala @ Vine Street Studios, Brighton

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the night you put on. Everyone had a great time and commented on how great Roland was! I’ve got the highest score on our ‘Come Dine with Me’ competition to date and doubt it will be beaten!! Thanks again for a great night” Adam Willden @ Private Venue, Herts

“Thoroughly enjoyed it! Never been to a murder mystery before and this one definitely sets the standard for the rest to follow!” Jay @ Fairoaks, Castlemorton

“Great entertainment and great acting! Loved the interaction with the audience and the humour was priceless!!” Sophia's 21st @ Brighton Rendezvous Casino

“The perfect setting; the perfect event; the perfect birthday!!!” Sheila’s 60th @ Oxford River Cruises

“Thank you for a fantastic evening – it was hilarious and it was super how you incorporated all of the facts about us all. A lot of thought and a lot of laughs. Very good, funny and generally fabulous facilitators!!” Amy & Kim @ Redroofs Barns, Newark

“Soooooo funny – brilliant for a hen party!! Hilarious script – everyone involved. Can we bring it to Jersey?!” Stacey & Sarah @ Mucky Cottages, Gloucestershire

“Honestly couldn’t have been more of a laugh!” Kate @ 93 Golf Links Road, Ferndown, Dorset

“Loved the improvisation, loved the drama, loved the humour, loved being involved in the plot!! Fantastic evening” Adam & Clare @ The Barns, Herefordshire

“You guys were wicked! Well organised, great hosts, and a wonderful evening! So, so good!” Joanna, Stephanie & Amy @ Knowlton Court, Kent

“Outstanding evening – perfect level of double entendre despite mother of the bride being present! Loved the naughty photo challenge too! Thank you for a HILARIOUS NIGHT!! Lizzi Ashley @ The Punchbowl, Mayfair

“It was the best evening I have ever had. If I had died and gone to heaven, this is what I would expect! Loved the little touches and you were brilliant to fit in with our weird requests!” Sue & Jerrine Barnett @ Western House, Devon

“Had so much fun! Fantastic actors who were brilliant at getting everyone involved – will definitely do again!” Hayley & Lisa @ North Elm Farm, Chew Magna, Somerset

“Thank you so much! We had the best time and haven’t laughed that hard in years!” Catherine Reed @ Holland House Hotel, Bristol

“Amazing! Hilarious!! Absolutely fabulous!!!” Kate, Kate & Bridget @ Little Gaerfields, Herefordshire

“Great afternoon and evening, great fun, great improvisation! Absolutely brilliant!!” Dawn, Zoe & Lucy Wright @ No. 134 Hotel, Stroud

“Thanks for a fabulous evening! We had a blast and loved how many of the stories you managed to get into the script! Really enjoyed it; great fun and hosted superbly. Will definitely recommend!” Kelly Sessions @ Roman Baths Kitchen, Bath

“Thank you so much for Saturday. It was such a fun evening and I hadn’t realised how many aspiring actresses we had in the group. Everyone was talking so highly of it and you had us in hysterics. I’ll definitely be recommending Smoke & Mirrors!” Mandy Johnson @ Private Venue, Bournemouth

“Thank you so much for entertaining us on Saturday! All the girls and I loved every minute. It’s not something any of us had done before and it was a fabulous and cheeky night. We were all in stitches of laughter all night and could not stop laughing the morning after either. A well-scripted and hilarious story with funny personal stories incorporated so thank you again and we will be sure to think of your company again for any other events!” Alex Kay @ Chestnut Cottage, Beaulieu

“The evening was hilarious! Both of you were brilliant, so friendly, and made us all feel at ease. And the life-drawing was hilarious too!!” Hayley Jones & Girls @ Chestnut Cottage, Beaulieu

“Fantastic performances! Love you all!!” Alice Bignell & Hannah Hopkins @ The George Hotel, Cheltenham

“Just wanted to say a big thankyou to Alex, Sophie, Ali and Antony for a fabulous and fun-filled evening. We all had an amazing time and we’ll definitely be recommending you and the team for future events. Thank you for being so accommodating and making everyone feel a part of the evening – I don’t think we laughed so much all weekend! The girls especially loved Alex’s outfit!!” Lisa Vivian @ Ceridwen Centre, Llandysul

“We all had a great time, thank you very much! A really great and hilarious evening!” MediaLab @ Pettistree House, Suffolk

“So much fun! ‘Where There’s a Pill’ is an amazing event. The actors were awesome and got involved in our night just as much as the guests. Loved it! Highly recommended!!” Lucy, Gina & Francesca @ Rookery Hall, Cheshire

“Such good fun – loved the interaction between the actors and the audience. You’re all hilarious and such great performers!!” Naomi & Angharad @ Tollgate Inn, Wiltshire

“Wonderful afternoon’s entertainment! ‘Ancestral Vices’ is hilarious and so much fun. The characters fitted everyone so well – don’t change a thing!” Peter, Jake & Rafi @ Honeystone Manor, Cotswolds

“Thanks again for your efforts on Saturday. You absolutely smashed it and it was just brilliant. Everyone had a great time and I’m sure we’ll enlist inspector Hastings’ services again in future!” Clare Thompson & Keira Freeman @ The Island Queen, Islington

“Fantastic acting, brilliant fun, and LOVED hearing the stories from everyone’s past as they came up in the script!!” Nicola Waterhouse & Jemma Mead @ Grand Hotel, Bristol

“Colin and Becky were amazing; the props were great; the script was hilarious! Smoke & Mirrors completely made my hen night. Thank you so much” Sophie Bracewell @ Orchard Barn and Anvil Cottage, Derbyshire

“Absolutely brilliant. Had an amazing evening – best night in a very long time. Great script and a very talented host. We will book you again!” Stacey & Mitch @ Tidicombe House, Exeter

“Just wanted to say a huge thank you to Smoke and Mirrors for making Maria’s hen night a fantastic evening. Ali and Antony were fabulous and great entertainment. I’ve had loads of great comments from the girls who all thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Again, thank you so much!” Jacqui Holmes @ Aviator Hotel, Northamptonshire

“Great script, which included everyone equally – would love this for my own hen do!!! Amazing fun, thank you so much!!!!” Fiona’s girls @ Hawkwell House Hotel, Oxford

“Completely awesome! I’m actually in pain from laughing so hard! Absolutely epic! Great script – made me cry with laughter!! Would recommend to anyone! Brilliantly personalised and completely hilarious!!!!” Lavinia, Kate, Lucy, Daisy, Victoria, Lulu & the others @ Private Venue, The New Forest

“I would like to say a massive thank you! It was a fabulous event: don’t think I have laughed like that in a long time! To also see Kirsty have a smile on her face from start to finish was amazing for me too. I truly am grateful for everything you did: the script was brilliant, and the added in-jokes and stories made it even better! The suggestion to dress up went down a treat, and made the night even more perfect. I could honestly go on and on telling you how pleased and thankful I am to your company. I have already been recommending you to EVERYONE!!!” Billie Hallam @ Mercure Hotel, Winchester

“Thanks for LITERALLY the best night! Great script, which enabled everyone to be involved and have such a laugh. Loved the adlibs too!!” Jodie Kendall @ Belle Tents Glamping, Cornwall

“Just a quick note to say thank you to you all for a brilliant evening on Saturday. Hayley and the rest of the guests had a brilliant time solving the mystery and getting into character. We will all certainly be recommending you to everyone we meet from now on!” Stacey Johansen @ Hilton Puckrup Hall, Tewkesbury

“We’d pay to be part of another murder mystery with this team!!” The Princesses @ Wilton Windmill 2016

“Best night ever! Fantastic actors; hilarious script. Personal touches are a great extra touch. We’ll be recommending you to all our friends!” Jayne Thompson & Girls @ New Hall Hotel & Spa

“The murder mystery was a great ice breaker – we were able to get to know each other, we laughed so much, and they were such good fun!! The actors were brilliant at making everyone feel at ease and joining in with everyone. After recently getting engaged myself I would love to organise you for my hen!” Amy, Elaine, Marie & Marie’s Girls @ The White House, Stroud

“Thank you guys!!! You were brilliantly entertaining! Thank you so much for putting on a really great night that no one will forget!” Clare Lopez @ Hendon Hall Hotel, North London

“The best murder mystery night ever! Magnificent! Great to do with people who are great friends; and just as great to do with people we’ve just met. Can’t wait for the life-drawing tomorrow!!” Michelle, Gayle & Donna’s Girls @ Arden Hill Farm, Stratford-upon-Avon

“It was fabulous, funny, entertaining and we loved every minute! I will recommend to all my friends!!” Sheree Tuvey @ The Imperial Hotel, Torquay

“What an absolutely marvellous night! I had such a fabulous time and I can’t remember when I last laughed so much. Alex and Heather were wonderful. Charlotte will remember this night forever” Jacky Parkes @ Private Venue, Dudley

“I found this event amazing! Best birthday ever! The jokes and audience interaction are perfect! Absolutely 10/10!” IDK @ Wilton Windmill 2016

“We loved the whole evening. Very clever, especially the interaction with the audience. Absolutely brilliant – can’t wait for the next one!” Wiltshire Friends @ Wilton Windmill 2016

“You will definitely be seeing us again! I've already been put in charge of organising a joint 40th party next year! Everyone seems to think doing another murder mystery night is the way to go, so after the wedding, I'm sure I will be back in touch! We all had a brilliant time, thanks to you and Dave making it such an awesome night. I haven't laughed so much for ages! See you soon!”  Debbie Harvey @ Green Farm, Suffolk

“An absolutely amazing evening as always and we have already booked the Newbury Halloween event!!” Tricia Tarrier @ Wilton Windmill 2016

“Thanks so, so, so much again for Saturday. We all had such a great time and we've had nothing but brilliant feedback about your part in that. Please can you say thank you to the whole cast for making it such a memorable day!!” Natalie Novak @ Dorset House, Alcester, Warwickshire

“Absolutely hilarious! Kept the party laughing and intrigued; made my hen do so exciting!! 100% recommended” Annie’s hens @ Zizzi, Henley-on-Thames

“An absolutely amazing evening – the work done in advance gathering personal stories and then casting and tailoring the script made for a personalised and exceedingly funny evening. There were more than a few sets of sore ribs the next morning – we laughed so much! Thanks again for all your hard work in the run up and during the event!!” Jo Grainger @ Bishopswood House, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire

“The best teambuilding event imaginable. We’re still talking about it three months later! Your actors are phenomenal” Ray & Marcella @ Cotswold Manor Hall, Oxfordshire

“Part gothic horror, part West End farce. You can’t be this naughty unless you know you’re amazing!!” Sophie and all the rest @ Ashbourne Hall, Derbyshire

“The perfect murder mystery – hysterical, ingenious, and our very own March Hare!” The Naughty Rabbits @ The Royal Oak, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

“I just wanted to say a massive thank for making my hen do so memorable! We absolutely loved it and haven't laughed so much in years! The life-drawing was so funny: we were all giggling like schoolgirls! And the murder mystery was brilliant. I was amazed and delighted at how everyone got into character – we’re already talking about doing it again for the next big birthday! Thank you so much! You were a star!” Debbie Elphick @ The Old Ship Hotel, Brighton

“Can’t believe a year has passed since my fantastic hen do. We still laugh about it now. Smoke & Mirrors are the BEST!!” Debbie Edwards (as I now am!!) @ Old Ship Hotel, Brighton

“Thanks again for a brilliant night! Loads of energy and really entertaining – we all loved it and had great fun! I loved the way you did the Derren Brown routine!!” Rachel King & Family @ North Cadbury Court, Somerset

“Just wanted to say a huge thank you for Saturday night! I haven't laughed that much in ages and I know each and every one of the ladies had a fantastic time. It well and truly made our weekend!” Lucy Herson & Sarah’s hens @ Waterfall House, near Bristol

“We couldn’t have asked for anything more perfect for our hen do than a Smoke & Mirrors murder mystery! The actors were fabulous, the booking process very professional, and the added extra personal touches to the script were hilarious! We haven’t laughed so much or so hard in a long, long time! Congratulations, Smoke & Mirrors: you were superb, worth every penny, and we will definitely book again!!” Steph Glenn @ Jordanthorpe Farm, South Yorkshire

“Ahead of the event: brilliant communication and reliable in every way. The event itself: we all absolutely loved it, especially the personal touches and the fact that it felt like the actors also enjoyed themselves and didn’t see it as just another ‘job’. THANK YOU!” Dee & Lisa @ Wine & Sausage, Taunton, Somerset

“Without doubt, the best night ever! I’ll be in touch when I get married again!!” Shelley @ Mickleover Court Hotel, Derbyshire

“Loved the fact it was personalised! Brilliant script, fabulous evening, thoroughly enjoyed it! Thanks for a great experience at our first murder mystery!” Lynsey, Katie & Hayley @ Stonetrail Cottages, Cumbria

“A simply amazing night! Couldn’t have asked for more. Surpassed all expectations! You’re both brilliant actors. Also loved the inclusion of personal details” Rebecca Turner @ Canons Court, Gloucestershire

“Loved it, thank you so much! It was a truly awesome evening. Actors were spectacular; fabulous script complete with priceless personal touches. What a brilliant company you have!” Liz, Kat, Kim, Jo & Carrie @ The Admiral’s House, Bath

“I just wanted to say a BIG thank you for the murder mystery evening last night: I absolutely loved it and the girls and I were still laughing about it this morning. It was so much more than I thought it would be! Thanks again for a fabulous evening” Alexandra Turner @ Canons Court, Gloucestershire

“Fabulous, thank you so much!!” Judy P. & Friends @ Gloucester Old Spot, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

“Everyone had a fabulous evening and it certainly started the summer off with a bang for the teachers! Extremely well thought out and imaginative script: loved the detail, the personal touches, and the adlibs!!!” Colette Johnson @ Stanley Palace, Chester

“We're coming back for the Morris Dancing plot!!” Neil’s 40th @ Bishopswood House, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire

“Fantastic evening!! Thank you so much for such a fabulous, hilarious and entertaining night! Brilliant script, we loved the personal touches, and a great time was had by all. We will certainly be recommending Smoke & Mirrors to other friends!!” Sophie, Esther, Caitlin, Suus, Katie & Bryony @ Ashlands House, East Sussex

“Smoke & Mirrors made our hen party AMAZING! Lots of enthusiasm, script perfectly written, brilliant food and setting too – thanks for a great evening!!” Jane Allan @ The Milk Thistle, Bristol

“You’re just amazing!!!!” Sophia & Girls: Malice in Wonderland @ The Royal Oak, Prestbury, Gloucestershire

“We had a brilliant evening! Thank you so much, we all loved it!!” Lynn Lloyd @ New Hall Hotel & Spa, Sutton Coldfield

“I’ve been to several murder mysteries over the years (a very English pastime!). Some have been good, some have been excellent. But last Saturday Smoke & Mirrors set a new gold standard. Outrageous, ingenious, unforgettable. We’ll be back for more!” Charlotte Christie & Oxford friends @ Malmaison, Oxford

“Best experience ever. I want to do it all again! So, SO funny. Hope to see you in Dubai!” Vanessa, Yasmin & Hessa @ Park Plaza, Waterloo, London

“Just a quick note to say thank you for last night: everyone really enjoyed it, and I gather you might be getting some repeat bookings!!!” Joanna Hindley @ Whitehorse Inn, Hampshire

“Lots of fun and non-stop laughter!!!” Charlotte Glover @ The Old Parish Poorhouse, Derbyshire

“It’s not often I cry with laughter at the scene of a murder!” Michaela @ Wilton Windmill 2013

“Sinister, sexy, sensational!” Gail & Gavin Sinden @ Wilton Windmill 2014

“Undoubtedly the best weekend of 2013 – thanks so much for creating such a memorable event for us. We couldn’t have asked for anything more. It was superb” Grahame Richards @ Hawkwell House Hotel, Oxford

“Absolutely brilliant! Funny and clever script, and loved the humour. Great inclusion of audience; excellent comedy!!” Becky, Jo, Hayley & Kayleigh @ Peasunhurst Cottage, Derbyshire

“I just wanted to write and say thank you for a really amazing evening! I don’t think we have laughed so much in a long time! The script was brilliant, and you assigned the characters so well!! Thank you again, the whole party was still buzzing this morning! Highly recommended!!” Sarah & Amy’s hens @ Rockliffe Hall, Durham

“Wonderful! Brilliant!! Absolutely fantastic!!!” Sheila, Delilah & Bonnie 2 @ Manor of Hurst, Berkshire

“Thank you so much for a fantastic night! We loved every minute of it! So much fun and it was definitely a highlight of the weekend! Lizzie had a smashing time and so did everyone else. We will most definitely recommend you!!!” Jenny Randall & Lady Frances @ Quaker Barns, Norwich

“We expected a good mix of detective banter and hen humour, but none of us anticipated just how hilarious the night would be! An absolute riot from start to finish, with a perfectly personalised script, Agatha Christie inspired plot twists, and enough risqué gags to make Graham Norton blush! Excellent value for money and thoroughly enjoyed by each and every hen. Couldn’t recommend Smoke & Mirrors highly enough for your next soirée!!” Fiona Bonar @ The Admiral’s House, Bath

“We just wanted to say a huge thank you for an amazing evening’s entertainment to round off our big day! The plot was perfect, the comedy was spot on, and the acting was brilliant. Thank you for all work you put in to make the evening so special for us, and for being so accommodating. I can’t thank you enough for giving us all great memories, and we’ll be letting everyone we know how brilliant you are!!” Sarah & Craig Davis (Newlyweds!) @ The Bear of Rodborough Hotel, Stroud

“Great evening, thank you so much! We enjoyed it so much and we loved the personal parts” Miranda & Lucie @ River View Barn, Somerset

“None of our guests had attended a murder mystery before and it definitely exceeded expectations! Everyone had such a brilliant time! Including the birthday girl and other guests in the performance was especially great fun! Thanks for finding the venue; it was perfect for the murder mystery and also fantastic accommodation for the whole weekend! Thanks again! We loved it!” Catherine French & Jack Everitt @ The Old Neptune, Ipswich

“Thank you so much for all your hard work, flexibility and fun approach to everything leading up to and on the night. It was such a fun evening thanks to the attitude from all of the actresses, and of course the brilliant Dave Dobbs!” Alice Lock @ Cowley Manor, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

“We had SUCH a fantastic time!! All the girls absolutely loved it, especially Jenna, who had a wonderful night! Thank you for all your help from start to finish: you’ve been great to work with and I would definitely recommend you! Your actors are amazing, and I would love to do another event in the future!!” Tori Errigo @ Wykeham Arms, Winchester

“You don’t come to a murder mystery expecting to see the Queen of Hearts pull off a high-speed 180° parking manoeuvre in an open-top Mazda! Amazing evening, thank you!!” Holly Kent @ Wilton Windmill 2014

“Thanks so much for such a brilliant afternoon last Friday! Great performances from yourself and your fellow actors, was such great fun, and so marvellously carried out!” Mike Jones @ FitPro, London

“Thank you for a great evening! All the girls had a fantastic time, and I never knew how many actresses we had in the group!” Francesca Parsons @ New England Street, Brighton

“Fantastic evening! Wilton Windmill is a great location: the views were breathtaking; the murder mystery was hilarious; and the actors did a terrific job!!” TripAdvisor Review @ Wilton Windmill 2015

“One birthday a year isn’t enough: I’ll be 47 before I’ve done every Smoke & Mirrors plot!” Mya @ Timberstone, Ludlow, Shropshire

“Thank you so much for a fantastic murder mystery! All of the girls absolutely loved it. You put a huge amount of effort into the storyline and incorporating all the personal details; it was brilliant. We will definitely recommend you to others and I’m keen to come along to one of the haunted house weekends in the future!” Michelle Essenhigh @ Brighton Pavilion Gatehouse

“Loved the interaction, loved the fun, loved the location – loved ‘Malice in Wonderland!’” Colette @ Wilton Windmill 2014

“Lovely to see everyone getting into character and really enjoy playing their parts! So, so much fun! Really clever personal touches worked in too – fabulous entertainment!” Lynn, Brooke, Sheila & Diane’s girls @ Bishopswood House, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire

“Really enjoyable – great acting, great fun, great evening. Definitely worth recommending to friends!!” Sophie & Lucinda @ Bicester Hotel & Spa, Oxfordshire

“The plot line really worked and was very involving – I must admit I was gripped and gutted I didn’t work out who did it! – as well as being very, very funny. An excellent evening’s entertainment and really good value. We’d definitely go again!” TripAdvisor review of ‘Swine of Passion’ @ The Gloucester Old Spot, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

“Personalising the script for everyone makes it so real and so funny! Will highly recommend!!” Caroline & Hilary @ Vinoteca, Farringdon, London

“This was the best hen party ever! Please can I be one of your actresses now?” Nikki S @ Widcombe Grange, Somerset

“If it’s unadulterated laughter you’re after, a Smoke & Mirrors hen party is the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion with old friends, break the ice with new ones, and make some really fun and lasting memories in the process. Absolutely fabulous!” Elizabeth Arnold @ The Admiral’s House, Bath

“Wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but what a fabulous evening – it was hilarious! We are a dramatic lot, so this was right up our street! Great time had with friends. Thank you!!” Eleri, Menna, Jaclyn & girls @ Seiont Manor Hotel, North Wales

“I just wanted to say a massive thank you for last night – it was simply awesome! The girls absolutely LOVED it! They laughed their heads off and really loved the bespoke elements of the script. Needless to say, they were very surprised! Thanks for your professionalism; I will definitely be recommending Smoke & Mirrors to friends and clients!” Loubna Laroussi @ Park Plaza, Waterloo, London

“Smoke & Mirrors made our hen party AMAZING! Lots of enthusiasm, script perfectly written, brilliant food and setting too – thanks for a great evening!!” Jane Allan @ The Milk Thistle, Bristol

“My heart-rate hasn’t been so high for so long since I was about 23!! Can I trade in the wife for your blonde vampire?” Patrick P @ The Marlowe, Gloucestershire

“Loved the way you included funny facts about everyone!! A fabulously enjoyable evening!!” Antonia, Hayley & girls @ The Marlowe, Gloucestershire

“Loved the script and the hosts were fabulous!! Everything went smoothly and the added information about everyone was great as it added that personal touch, which was so nice!” Sophia & Suzi @ Botley Park Hotel, Southampton

“I just wanted to say a BIG thank you for the murder mystery evening last night: I absolutely loved it and the girls and I were still laughing about it this morning. It was so much more than I thought it would be! Thanks again for a fabulous evening” Alexandra Turner @ Canons Court, Gloucestershire

“We had a brilliant evening! Thank you so much, we all loved it!!” Lynn Lloyd @ New Hall Hotel & Spa, Sutton Coldfield

“Riveting, hysterical & wonderfully imaginative! We’re coming back for more!!” Dave’s Biggest Fans @ The Royal Oak, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

“Loved the theatre! Very well acted, and food was excellent – as was the service!” Table 8 @ Tollgate Inn, Holt, Wiltshire

“Thank you so much for all your hard work, flexibility and fun approach to everything leading up to and on the night. It was such a fun evening thanks to the attitude from all of the actresses, and of course the brilliant Dave Dobbs!” Alice Lock @ Cowley Manor, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

“Fabulous evening! Amazing hosts, delicious food, stunning setting! Absolutely brilliant! Loved the fact the script was personalised! Perfect way of getting everyone involved! Loved the whole experience!” Jenny, Michelle, Philippa & Cheryl’s girls @ The Milk Thistle, Bristol

“Brilliant and fantastic night!!! Loved the way you used the personal info, and the interaction with the actors was fabulous. Never laughed so much!! Never done a murder mystery before but will definitely do one again!! Literally a laugh-a-minute!! Five stars from us!!” Juna, Beth, Vikki, Jenny, Deborah, Kay, Kate & Bridget @ 1908 Lodge, Gosport

“Thanks once again for a wonderful evening. Everyone is still talking about it now! First class from beginning to end. Personal touches throughout the performance that made for a raucous evening. Smoke & Mirrors will bring out a side of your guests that you’ve never seen before!” Sam Pickens, The Sky Academy @ New Hall Hotel & Spa, Sutton Coldfield

“Thanks to all of you for involving everyone so much. We had a ball!! You got the best Irish accolade: ‘It was great craic!!’ My abiding memory will be every time I glanced down the table seeing everyone creased up in laughter! Thank you and the team for a memorable evening!” Mary Snow @ Arden Hill Farm House, Warwickshire

“No one wanted the night to end! Brilliant evening, wonderfully organised and hosted, and great effort put in to including all the guests. Would recommend to everyone!!” James Errigo, Lynne & Mary @ Private Venue, Winchester

“Thank you Smoke & Mirrors for making Sarah’s hen weekend such an amazing event! It was honestly one of the best nights of my life. We all had an amazing time and I hope I get the opportunity to book you again.Where There’s a Pill There’s a Way was absolutely hysterical, and we laughed so much our insides hurt! Thank you once again for helping us create amazing memories. To anyone else considering booking Smoke & Mirrors, my only advice is: DO IT!” Natalie Marsh @ Ashbourne Hall, Derbyshire

“Thank you so much for hosting such an amazing murder mystery party; we all had such a great time and were very impressed!! Brilliant actors, and the personalised script, and the way it was all integrated, was AMAZING – thank you! Will recommend” Kelly Carpenter @ Farm House Barn, Herefordshire

“The wedding’s still on – but only just! ‘Where There’s a Pill There’s a Way’ made for the most amazing night and I wouldn’t have missed it for anything! Life-drawing plus murder mystery equals genius!!” Dani H-L @ Widcombe Grange, Somerset

“Thank you for such a brilliantly funny evening! Just the right amount of naughtiness and a proper icebreaker, which was exactly what I wanted. We’ll definitely be recommending the event to all our friends. We’ll share the Smoke & Mirrors Facebook page around for you! Amazing job, and all the girls loved you. Thanks again for everything!” Bryony Taylor @ Peasunhurst Cottage, Derbyshire

“My team and I had an amazing evening private dining at the Oxford Malmaison. What made the night extra special was being entertained by Smoke & Mirrors. They ran a murder mystery evening for our guests, were super energetic and left us working together in teams to solve the case! Great night – thanks guys!” Rare Recruitment @ Malmaison, Oxford

“Corporate entertainment doesn’t get any better than this. I don’t know how your actors do it, but laughing till it hurts has to be the best feeling ever!” Seb @ Welcombe Manor, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

“What an evening?! Your actors are just amazing!” Fay Toombs @ Wilton Windmill 2014

“As a comic creation, your Dave Dobbs is right up there with Alan Partridge. Brilliant for event bonding and teamwork. I saw a side to my colleagues I’d scarcely dared to imagine!” Gillian & Co. @ Malmaison, Oxford

“The actors really set the scene, they stayed in character, and they were absolutely great!” Microsoft @ Cotswold Park Barns, Gloucestershire

“Excellent!! Really fun, really funny, a very realistic baby, and a jolly good time was had by all! Thank you!!” University of Gloucester @ The Royal Oak, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

“The Smoke & Mirrors Comedy Waiters are side-splittingly hilarious! Adding them to a brilliant murder mystery package was the best decision I’ve made all year. I’ll never forget that feeling of laughing so much it hurts!!!” Steve Wilson’s 40th @ Cotswold Manor Estate, Oxfordshire

“I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for such a great murder mystery evening last night! Ali and Anthony were fantastic; the event brilliant; and I will certainly recommend your services in the future!!” Jo Lloyd @ The Stables, Matlock, Derbyshire

“Awesome, fun, friendly and hilarious! Oh, and great acting too!!! The Comedy Waiters are amazing, everyone loved it, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you!” Claire Cram @ Holiday Inn, Gosforth Park, Newcastle

“Thank you SO much for Saturday's event! We all absolutely loved it. The script was brilliant; Alex and Helen were brilliant. We talked of nothing else on Sunday and Fiona is wondering when she can do it all again!!” Laura Pennington @ Hawkwell House Hotel, Oxford

“Excellent evening! Couldn’t have been done any better!” Gemma Moore & Girls @ Snipe Barn, Bampton, Oxfordshire

“Great acting & improvisation! You all seemed to enjoy the event as much as we did!” The Teddington Terrors @ The Royal Oak, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

“The acting was BRILLIANT! I honestly felt like I was playing a real murder mystery role! Would recommend to friends/family/any stranger in the street. One word: FAB. Wouldn’t hesitate to book with you again!” Carys Jones @ Swan Hotel, Bristol

“Actors were great: cool, calm & so funny. Loved that you were up for incorporating life-drawing; loads of fun and brilliant that you personalised the script. Plus Drew’s outfits were amazing!” Emily, Louise & Natalie’s girls @ Dorset House, Alcester, Warwickshire

“Expectations were high. And they were exceeded. It’s Mary Shelley meets Joe Orton. Genius!!” Michael, David, Lauren @ The Milk Thistle, Bristol

“We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves yesterday. Great entertainment! Thanks again!” McDonald’s @ Jurys Inn, Nottingham

“Another brilliant Smoke & Mirrors evening! Loved the audience participation!” Becky Perry & Taggart @ Tollgate Inn, Holt, Wiltshire

“Fabulously – fantastically! – funny evening. Such a great script. Brilliant – yet again!” Madelaine, Dawn & Hens @ Gothic Church, Wells, Somerset

“Amazing! Awesome! Hilarious! Thank you so much, Smoke & Mirrors, it was perfect! Loved the interaction and the humour, especially the personal touches in the script, and the hosts were brilliant!” Heidi Woods & Jemma Cole @ Swan Hotel, Bristol

“Wonderful escapism!” Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors @ Ashleigh House, Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire

“I expected it to be scary. I expected it to be funny. But I honestly didn’t expect it to be so clever. A mini-masterpiece, and I loved every minute!!” Sarah V, Sarah M and girls @ Bicester Hotel Golf & Spa, Oxfordshire

“Very funny, brilliantly choreographed, great props, lovely support from actors, wonderful attention to detail – a great night!!” Zainab, Sue, Liz & Nikki @ Private Venue, Sussex

“Full of laughs, brilliantly scripted, very entertaining! Wonderful experience – the use of personal information made it that extra bit special. A great evening!” Ellie, Louise, Petula, Harry & Claire @ Private Venue, Shropshire

“Amazing fun!! Life-drawing plus ‘Where There’s a Pill There’s a Way’ equals a perfect hen night!!!” Emma, Tilly and the girls @ The Old Crown Coaching Inn, Faringdon

“A huge thank you for organising such a great evening for us! We all loved it; the girls said it was the best hen do they’d ever been on! Will definitely recommend you! I just hope the wedding day is as good now: I'm worried my friends are going to have high expectations after this weekend! Have never laughed so much!” Chloe Godson @ George Hotel, Staffordshire

“It was fabulous! Loved it all! Will definitely keep you in mind for future events. Everyone commented on how great it was – thank you!!” Eleanor, Lauren, Laura & Steph @ Anchor Bar, Brighton

“Wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but what a fabulous evening – it was hilarious! We are a dramatic lot, so this was right up our street! Great time had with friends. Thank you!!” Eleri, Menna, Jaclyn & girls @ Seiont Manor Hotel, North Wales

“I just wanted to say a massive thank you for last night – it was simply awesome! The girls absolutely LOVED it! They laughed their heads off and really loved the bespoke elements of the script. Needless to say, they were very surprised! Thanks for your professionalism; I will definitely be recommending Smoke & Mirrors to friends and clients!” Loubna Laroussi @ Park Plaza, Waterloo, London

“It really was an amazing night!!! Everyone said it was the best hen do they had ever been to!!! I couldn’t even imagine it being as good as it was!!!! The interaction with everyone, the humour, the raunchiness – absolutely amazing!!!! We will be laughing about this for a long time!!! Thank you to you and all your team!!! Stars the lot of you!!! I’ve already said I want to book you all for my 30th in a couple of years!!!” Steph Dawson @ The Station, Mexborough

“It was awesome and we love you! A great thing to do for a night with the girls!!” Gemma Wassell @ Cotswold Manor Estate, Oxfordshire

“Excellent! Highly recommended!” Phil Clark @ Tollgate Inn, Holt, Wiltshire

“At the drop of a hat, the actors were ready to do anything! Bone of Contention is such a great event!!” Jayshree Punatar @ Arden Hill Farm, Warwickshire

“Thrilling, ingenious, hilarious, and incredible value for money. Why didn’t I think of this first?!” Matt’s first anniversary @ Berystede Hotel, Ascot, Berkshire

“Marvellous & spectacular! This night is a simple must! The best, absolute best, end to our weekend!” Laura Mercer & family @ Wolborough House, Devon

Smoke & Mirrors create exclusive, fully interactive murder mysteries – public, private, corporate – with a variety of spectacular twists. You can have murder mystery dinners, murder mystery weekends, murder mystery hen parties, murder mystery teambuilding events, or any other sort of murder mystery you can think of. Whatever you’re after, and whatever your budget, we’ll come up with the perfect package.