An interactive murder mystery is coming to Painswick Rococo Garden

Wannabe detectives can help solve a unique whodunnit where audience participation is key to cracking the case, when an improvised murder mystery is staged at Painswick Rococo Garden this May 2024.

By Annabel Lammas  |  Published
Put your sleuthing skills to the test to solve this improvised murder mystery, taking place at Painswick Rococo Garden.

All aboard for Locomotive for Murder, an improvised murder mystery show taking place in the glorious grounds of Painswick Rococo Garden on Friday 31 May 2024.

This outrageous outdoor performance puts everything in the audience's hands, from killing off the cast to solving clues and cracking the case — with improv comedy group Pinch Punch using audience stories and suggestions to create a one-of-a-kind whodunnit that's never to be repeated! 

Providing plenty of laughs for comedy fans, with mysteries that will get wannabe sleuths scratching their heads, Locomotive for Murder: The Improvised Whodunnit follows a kooky cast of characters onto a train, where a murder takes place.

With a world-famous detective onboard, the audience is tasked with helping them solve the case before the mysterious killer strikes again. 

Bring something to sit on, a picnic and some drinks, too — mystery solving is thirsty work, after all! Ticketholders are also advised to dress for all weathers, although avoid bringing umbrellas as they can block the view.

Book tickets online via


Locomotive for Murder: The Improvised Whodunnit at Painswick Rococo Garden


Friday 31 May 2024


Doors open at 5.30pm, with the performance running from 6.30pm to 8.30pm


Tickets cost £16 for adults; and £14.50 for children under 15 and concessions


(01452) 813204

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