Cluedo! The Interactive Game returns to Baedeker this May for another red-hot season.
The charismatic Dr Black has requested your presence at one of his melodramatic soirees. Upon entering Baedeker, you’ll receive a glass of sparkling while you mingle among the guests and enjoy the party. As the evening progresses, it takes a dark, murderous turn. What started out as an elite affair, has now been tainted as an active crime scene.
We sat down with Brisbane Immersive’s Company Director, Ben Lynskey to find out more about this not-to-missed live re-imagining of the classic board game.
WHAT MAKES BAEDEKER THE PERFECT SCENE OF THE CRIME?
Xanthe, the Artistic Director, and I found the venue while we were out on our one-year anniversary dinner. We walked past and noticed the font of the Baedeker sign was similar to our Cluedo font and so we looked in through the window. A quick Google later and we realised that the venue already had ready-made Cluedo rooms such as a ballroom, dining room, lounge, parlor etc. and even a secret door! It was a no-brainer from there to make this the home of Cluedo! The Interactive Game.
THIS IS THE FOURTH SEASON OF CLUEDO! THE INTERACTIVE GAME. IN YOUR OPINION WHAT IS IT ABOUT THE SHOW THAT HAS IT SELLING OUT TIME AND TIME AGAIN?
We are lucky that Cluedo is such a famous brand and a chance to live out the classic board game alongside characters people have known since their childhood is an easy sell. But on top of that we have a lot of repeat customers and I think this is due to the nature of the immersive show. There are so many scenes happening around the venue that you can never catch everything in just one or even two visits and the murderer changes every night! Each show sees a different culprit and a different outcome so you can play the game again and again and it will be a different experience every time.
WITHOUT GIVING TOO MUCH AWAY, CAN YOU TELL US A BIT ABOUT HOW THE EVENING UNFOLDS?
You are invited to Dr Black’s house for a cocktail party. Set in the 1930s the party is opulent and full of high society guests. The first hour of the night goes accordingly – food, drinks, and drama. You can explore the rooms of the house and meet characters, discover potential motives, and learn secrets. Then all goes awry when the host is killed, and the investigation begins!
FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN BEFORE, DOES THE SHOW DIFFER EACH PERFORMANCE? IF SO, HOW?
As I said above it certainly does! We think you’d have to see the show three times to see every single scene and even then there is so much to explore in the set with secret notes and even a hidden quest. But most importantly the outcome changes every night! The murderer is randomly selected and only the murderer and I know who they are. The rest of the cast are just as in the dark as the audience and can’t accidentally give away any inside information.
DO YOU HAVE ANY SNEAKY TIPS FOR SOLVING THE MYSTERY?
My tip is to listen to the detectives! These guys are professionals. And also have an eye for detail. There are secrets hidden deep within diary pages, weapons hiding out of reach, and all sorts of things to find for a sharp investigative mind.
Cluedo! The Interactive Game returns to Baedeker this May for a limited season. Click here to purchase your tickets.