‘The Last Resort’ Holiday Camp was the scene of this year’s annual CPFA Murder Mystery evening, as the audience tried to uncover the culprit in this hilarious ‘whodunnit’. The workers were tragic, forgotten performers of yester-year hoping to renew their contracts for another season. However, emotions are running high and relationships are strained, secrets are unveiled and old wounds reopened in a fight to stay alive. The audience were lucky enough to see the workers share their ‘talents’ in their fight for survival: the bumbling ventriloquist and his dummy, Mr Pickles, the rather disturbing twins who could read both the future and the past, the Greek Odyssey whose magic tricks left a lot to be desired, the bubbly but hapless escapologist, and her son, the quiet singer and performer (it’s always the quiet ones…).
It was up to the (rather sunburnt) police officers to guide the audience through this tragic tale to solve the mystery and find out who was responsible for bringing the owner of this disastrous rundown holiday camp to his grisly end in his chalet’s hot tub.
Written by our talented pairing of Mrs Hooper and Mrs Ringham, and performed by the cast of current staff and OCs, the Murder Mystery evening is always a sell-out event which never fails to disappoint. The performance had the audience captivated from the beginning and laughing to the very end, and the delicious curry by the Catering Department provided the well-needed fuel to get the grey matter working and solve this heinous crime!