Sat 28th Sep 2024 - 7pm

Something wicked this way comes…The Assembly House is hosting Murder in a Mask, a murder mystery night after darkness falls with a delicious canapé reception in the Grand Hall, a sumptuous three-course dinner in the beautiful Music Room and a night of frighteningly good immersive theatre as you dine.

Theatre company Dreamstone Productions has created a murder mystery that brings a grand Venetian masquerade ball to The Assembly House, guaranteeing a night of thrills, chills and at least one kill on an autumnal evening at Norwich’s most glittering address. Dare you join us?

Date: Saturday September 28 2024. Arrive at 7pm for an Aperol Spritz and canapés on arrival, dinner will be served at 7.30pm and the finale takes place at 9.30pm.

Tickets per person, includes reception drinks and canapés, a three-course dinner and immersive theatre: £65 per person. Find out more here:

Avoid the booking fee by booking direct, call 01603 626402.

The plot:

Poor gondolier, Pietro Balestra is in love with Maria Abruzzo, a girl from a wealthy family just home from her traditional convent upbringing. The Masquerade Ball Maria’s father is throwing to celebrate her homecoming may be the perfect opportunity for Pietro to enter the house unseen and affect an elopement – if he can persuade Maria to run away with him.

In the meantime, Leandre Abruzzo, Maria’s severe and straight-laced father, is trying to court English opera singer Anne Hogarth, who is in Venice to perform at the newly-opened opera house, La Fenice. Rumours abound that Leandre has invested heavily in La Fenice, and Anne may be in trouble if she does not do what Leandre wants.

With everyone in disguise, each person impersonating somebody else and no way of knowing who is who, have the lovers got any chance of escaping? And, most importantly – will anyone get away with murder?

Carnivalesque disguises and masks encouraged.

The menu:

Aperol Spritz to start and canapés on arrival in the Grand Hall: a selection of pizzeta to include Quattro formaggi, salami, capers and parsley and tomato, mozzarella and basil



Grissini, garlic dip

Baccala; salt cod fritters, seafood salad, pine nuts, rocket

Sun-dried tomato Arancini, roasted red pepper salad, pine nuts, rocket


Farm-assured herb-roasted chicken, Tuscan sausage, fried new potatoes, Parmesan crumb, wilted spinach, aubergine, tomatoes and olives

Spinach and chive gnocchi, wilted spinach, aubergine, tomatoes and olives, Parmesan crumb, hazelnut pesto


Tiramisu, dark chocolate ice cream, fresh orange and caramel orange syrup


Coffee and amaretti biscuits

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