Sunday, 30 October 2016

Transvestite Vampires


Our vicar covers three parishes. Trelawnyd, the much larger village of Dyserth and the tiny hamlet of Cwm ( Pronounced " Come")
Every year, to raise funds for Cwm's minuscule village hall  a local woman ( who happens to be the daughter in law of Sylvia our previous Flower Judge secretary ) holds a murder mystery supper night. 
The format is sort of full proof. Eight locals ( including the vicar!) play the parts of the cast and read out their lines with varying amounts of skill and acting ability. Clues are given to who is the murderer, as the paying guests ( some fifty of us) make notes, buy raffle tickets drink varying amounts of wine and have supper.
It's old fashioned and hokey but rather good fun, so on Friday we invited my sister and her husband to come with us this year and the evening started as it meant to go on by the appearance of an elderly man who was smothered in lipstick , dressed as a vampire and who was carrying a woman's handbag.
You have to be there to understand the gist of it all.
Anyhow it turned out that a rather dreadful actress who went by the character name of Ellie Gant ( elegant....... geddit?) was the killer and I won a bottle a putrid aftershave in the raffle.

I am going to approach Jason the affable despot , to see if we could hold something similar in our village hall....he likes murders, and serial killing....oh and he's a good little actor!

I'm Carving our Halloween pumpkin today! 

30 comments:

  1. "Come" is a great name for a settlement. Very welcoming and probably a great relief when you get there. "Putrid" aftershave is my favourite brand. Much nicer than "Rancid" or "Bulldog Fanny".

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  2. It was John, in the Chicken run, with a rolling pin.

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    1. No, it was Cro with as yet to be picked and pickled green tomatoes, outside his comfort zone, with a Satan 2(RS-28 Surmat Missile) our neighbour Putin lent him for the afternoon in good faith.

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    2. No, it was Rachel with one of her steel rimmed hats, as usual not smiling, holding Donald Trumps hand.

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    3. No, it was Tom Stephenson with a rock on his shoulder, misplacing himself occasionally, shooting in the dark.

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    4. No, it was Ursula - the professional sniper.

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  3. We could contribute parts to the plot and story line, I think you should find the body while out walking the dog in sweat pants and a walking dead T-shirt.

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    1. Killed by a scotch egg. Stuffed in my throat

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  4. What fun. But I've never heard of the brand Putrid. Is it a local company?

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  5. I've been involved with several such murder mystery events. Always silly and fun. And good money-makers! People love them.

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  6. The title with that photo below, with the first words, 'Our vicar...' beneath it, got me going for a while. I was beginning to think that life in Trelawnyd was not so provincial after all. Hey ho...

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    1. The stories I could tell you......

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  7. It sounds like fun! Who would you cast for the acting roles apart from Jason, you and the Prof?

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    1. Mrs Frazer, Mrs trellis, Harmonika, Sandra Cameron, and a few from the flower show no doubt

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  8. I did the pumpkins right this year - power tools! Way more fun that digging at the flesh with a knife and so much quicker.

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    1. Photos Oliver! I would like to see them

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  9. I went to a murder-mystery evening not so long ago here in Geneva and (get me) I guessed the murderer! But hey if anyone knows of a good "murder-mystery" place in the UK could you give me a heads up. With my son getting married next year I don't foresee transatlantic travel (bye bye Costa Rica in February) but would love to spend a weekend in the UK at a murder-mystery do. So any and all recommendations would be greatly welcomed. Anna

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  10. Don't cut yourself, John. As if anyone would do so deliberately.

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  11. I'd love to attend a murder mystery supper night. I look forward to reading about yours...

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  12. Good for you for even having a pumpkin! We didn't get that far this year.

    The murder mystery night sounds like a hoot! Wine being the imperative ingredient.

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    1. I shall post my pumpkin photo shortly when the darkness falls

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  13. The only pumpkins in our house get eaten .... I can't be bothered to give them faces .... and no children knock, living on such a busy main road as we do with no nearby houses ... so it would be pretty pointless really.

    But there will be lots of candles tonight ... and of course there is always dust, but unfortunately no cobwebs due to the conkers keeping all the spiders away :-)

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  14. Great jack o' lantern!

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  15. awwwwww I so want to go or I could be the Awful American Killer !

    cheers, parsnip

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  16. What a hoot! I love murder mystery dinners. This sounds like such fun.

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