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Immersive Theatre in London on The Murdér Express: A Review

There’s a glamorous retro steam train on its way to the French fictional town of Murdér from London’s Pedley Street Station. Only difference, this journey will have you embroiled in a murder-mystery where YOU could be the suspect! Intrigued?  You should be.. it was such an unforgettable experience within an immersive theatre in London.  You have to keep reading for my review!

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Immersive Theatre in London on The Murdér Express: A Review

Immersive Theatre in London on The Murdér Express: A Review

Funicular Productions transports their passengers through the immersive theatre in London and dining experience back in time to the 19th century for a Agatha Christie-esque who dunnit type mystery.

Immersive Theatre in London on The Murdér Express: A Review

From the moment you arrive on the platform you’re slowly introduced to the characters.  You have wheeler-dealer Frank, Vera the widow, the lovestruck waiter to Cliff the antique dealer.

Immersive Theatre in London on The Murdér Express: A Review

Drinks

While the train prepares for its departure you can enjoy a steam train themed cocktail or two at the Seven Sins Bar. We started with The Conductor, a blend of vodka, elderflower, prosecco and a touch of lemon – a winner. And moved onto, the Dark ‘n’ Steamy, spiced dark rum topped with ginger beer which totally hit the spot!

Immersive Theatre in London on The Murdér Express: A Review

The conductor’s shrill whistle signals the time to board the classic dining carriage fitted out with luxury leather booths and period style table lamps.

Immersive Theatre in London on The Murdér Express: A Review

Immersive Theatre in London on The Murdér Express: A Review

The Food

Whilst you watch the story unfold a three course menu is served devised by BBC 2016 Masterchef finalists Billy and Jack.

Immersive Theatre in London on The Murdér Express: A Review

Immersive Theatre in London on The Murdér Express: A Review

A spicy mulligatawny soup starts the proceedings. Only four mini Indian spiced open cucumber sandwiches accompanied the dish. A faux pax when there were six sat at the table, so my travelling companion and I had to go without!

Immersive Theatre in London on The Murdér Express: A Review

The rather generous mains made up for this fact with Butler’s steak, stuffed and pressed scallop potatoes and savoy cabbage.

Immersive Theatre in London on The Murdér Express: A Review

Vegetarians can indulge in a spring vegetable pithivier and seasonal vegetables. Finishing with a tasty piece of apple tart and dollop of clotted cream.

Immersive Theatre in London on The Murdér Express: A Review

If you have dietary requirements ensure they make a note when booking your ticket. There were a few incorrect dishes served at our table including my own. All rectified rather swiftly and efficiently, as you would expect on a luxury carriage.

It’s an unforgettable immersive journey where you may be the suspect, or indeed the detective. My lips are sealed from this point forward, you’ll have to discover the rest for yourself. Are you brave enough to board?

The Murdér Express train departs from Pedley Street Station, Arch 63, Pedley Street, E1 5B. This experience was reviewed in 2018 and it’s back for 2019 until the end of April. Tickets start from £53, to book visit www.funicularproductions.com

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Disclaimer: We were guests at The Murdér Express and received a complimentary experience. However, all views, opinions and photos unless otherwise stated are my own and remain a trademark of the Curious Pixie.

8 Comments

  • Bejal 4th June 2018 at 7:14 am

    This looks and sounds like a really interesting experience. Big fan of those luxury carriage seats! I love the idea and the food looks pretty delicious too.

    • Sima Sthanakiya 4th June 2018 at 9:30 am

      A fun way to spend an evening and eat some delicious food.

  • Angie Silver 4th June 2018 at 8:52 am

    What a fun and unique concept!

    • Sima Sthanakiya 4th June 2018 at 9:30 am

      Great way to spend an evening Angie.

  • Binny 4th June 2018 at 11:32 am

    Such a unique and awesome concept!!

    • Sima Sthanakiya 4th June 2018 at 7:58 pm

      It was great fun Binny!

  • Laura 5th June 2018 at 12:20 pm

    That sounds really fun and I love those booths!

    • Sima Sthanakiya 7th June 2018 at 2:40 pm

      Such a fun way to spend a Sunday. And the design was on point.

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