Murder Mystery

The Reading of The Will

Time For A Mystery

Tawstock Court and the Moonstone Theatre Company are pleased to announce our latest murder mystery – The Reading of the Will. After the success of our last murder mystery evening, we advise booking early to avoid disappointment.

Date: Saturday 13th November 2021

Time: Arrival from 6:00pm

Mystery: The Reading of the Will

Dinner: 3 Course Dinner Included

Accommodation: Double & Twin Room Available. Inc Full English and Continental Buffet. Based On 2 people Sharing. 

COVID GUARANTEE – Should we, unfortunately, have to enter another lockdown and have to close due to COVID we will refund the tickets.  

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Reading of the Will Synopsis

It is 1935. Felix Abercrombie, a retired wealthy businessman, has died and his family and friends are gathering for a dinner party and the reading of his Will. Felix Abercrombie had retired after successfully running businesses in the mining industry in the Tamar Valley and, using his expertise and business acumen, he had spotted the mass market for tourism and made an even greater fortune late in life. He had invested his money in land and property and, at the time of his death, was a wealthy man.

His eldest son, George Abercrombie, had taken charge of the business after his father’s retirement. His son, Philip had moved abroad some years before, where he worked with the Copper mining industry in Northern Rhodesia. Up until Felix’s death, his daughter, Rebecca, had looked after him, with the help of family friend Dr Richard Hargreaves.

On the night of his 90th birthday, after a family party, Felix suffered a fatal heart attack. As he had a weak heart, the excitement of the party had simply proved too much for him.

Felix had decreed that his Will should be read at a dinner party held to celebrate his life, and so, tonight, George Abercrombie, has called family and friends together to open and read the Will.

However, not all goes as expected and before the evening is over someone is murdered. After the murder one member of the group takes charge of the investigation. All the clues are there to lead to the right conclusion, but will they be correctly deduced? The investigator, with the help of the other guests at the dinner party must get to the truth before the night is out!



  • Pan-fried Pheasant breast, creamy celeriac puree, pickled Girolles & Parsnip crisps
  • Dressed burrata, pickled plums, sweet, griddled fruit, warm tomatoes, Romesco sauce, rocket, Middle Eastern Focaccia bread (VEG/V)


  • Slow cooked pork belly roulade, crushed new season fresh garlic & herb potatoes Carrot puree, Braised red cabbage, Pickled carrot ribbons, Parsnip crisps, Creamy Thatcher’s cider sauce (GF)
  • Mushroom, spinach & Labneh Rotolo (Italian lasagne roll ups) on a rich tomato Sauce, parmesan, Italian herby salad, garlic bread (V)


  • Apple, raisin & blackberries in Quince Gin almond crumble served with a dollop of orange Labneh & honeycomb
  • No-bake Pumpkin spiced cheesecake

Dishes can be modified to suit allergies. Please contact us to let us know of any particular allergies. 

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