Banbury town mayor councillor Nicholas Turner will test people’s detective skills at a charity evening in the new year.
Entitled ‘Putting on the Blitz’, the charade will be played out at the mayor’s annual dinner – which will be a Murder Mystery Dinner – and guests will be asked to solve a ‘whodunnit’ while enjoying a six-course banquet.
The event is one of the first town mayor events of the year and is set in 1940s England during the Second World War.
Guests will enter the town hall through bunkers and sandbags and discover a murder has been committed. Mr Turner said: “I’m going to get away with murder but it’s all very worthwhile.
“The mayor’s charity fund goes to local good causes and the more money we can raise, the more charities we can help.
“Guests will be asked to become detectives for the evening and pit their wits against the devious killer. It should be good fun and will hopefully raise some extra cash for good causes.”
The idea has been created by Mr Turner himself, who will decide when and where the foul deed will take place, and who the victim will be.
He will not commit the crime himself and won’t reveal the name of the ‘hitman’.
During the evening members from Banbury Cross Players will mingle with diners to answer questions as guests piece together clues in a bid to solve the mystery.
The event is being sponsored by John Nicholls, Prodrive and Cottons Accountants and tickets on the evening are already selling well.
There are a few are still available to buy at £35 each from the town hall. To avoid disappointment, book your ticket by calling Banbury Town Council on 01295 250340.