Dead in St Albans

We had a fun filled evening in St Albans last week with a group of 13 year old girls celebrating a birthday with our 'Dead in Chelsea' theme. The birthday girl even did a brilliant job on the murderous cake!

"Thank you so much for a fantastic murder mystery party. My daughter and her friends had a great time. Some of the girls said that it was one of the best parties ever."

Hen Parties!

I recently had the pleasure of entertaining at a lovely (and very amusing) hen party up near Milton Keynes. The hens had chosen 'Dead in Chelsea' and a mixture of male and female characters which lead to fantastic costumes, mustaches and accents! 

I found the 'whodunit' worked as a brilliant ice-breaker for the first night of the hens' long weekend of activities; especially as several people didn't know each other. They were in hysterics before long and it certainly stopped anyone feeling shy.

I hope to do a lot more hen parties as it worked perfectly - please get in touch if you are currently planning one!

'We had a fabulous murder mystery hen night courtesy of Miranda! She was super helpful from the beginning of the process through to the evening itself and put on a great show! We all had a great time and the bride to be thoroughly enjoyed it! We would recommend detective Miranda to anyone!' 

Mail Chimp!

I would say I have mastered it but today I sent out my first newsletter!  Mail Chimp is a brilliant online programme to help design and create newsletters and I thoroughly recommend it to anyone wanting help managing their 'list'.

I'd heard about it after listening to The Girls Mean Business Podcast and reading Leonie Dawson's blogs on running your business - I recommend you check these ladies out! 

My newsletter features information on our forthcoming 21st Century Vaudeville show at the Duke Street theatre plus our Edinburgh show and launch of the murder mystery company.

To view my newsletter creation click here

That Silly Pinterest

We are now on Pinterest! 


I am in the process of putting together Pinterest boards for costume and food ideas for all our That Silly Whodunit Murder Mystery parties and it is so much fun! I'm loving Pinterest, I've not used it much before and it's so useful for helping you lovely people find fab ideas, articles, 'how tos', shopping and videos to make your event go with a swing.

So far we have 6 different themes for our parties and I have made a food ideas board and a costume board for each one. Please check it out here: Pinterest

I have also started work on Spotify playlists for themed party background music - click the link at the bottom of each page on the website for access to our playlists if you have Spotify on your laptop/computer/tablet/phone. We love it because it's FREE!

We have Twitter and Facebook for each kind of event we offer but the website will only let me link up one so I will be making central ones soon as That Silly Productions - in the meantime please follow @ThatSillyQuiz @SillyWhodunit @thatsillyshow @21stCVaudeville and of course me at @MirandaDawe plus search for each Page/Group of Facebook, we are very easy to find!




Dangerfield Designs Whodunits!

My friend James has the best surname - particularly for dangerous designs for murder mysteries! James Dangerfield designed my 21st Century Vaudeville posters/logo etc and now he has come up trumps with 'That Silly Whodunit' (Whodunnit/Whodunit - apparently it can be spelt both ways and has been the bane of my past few weeks!!)

He hand-draws most of his logos and designs and is a very clever chap indeed you will agree! James is also an excellent actor/singer AND housemate as I found out when we trained together at GSA! Check out his excellent snarl on the homepage on his website:

Follow James on Twitter @jddangerfield