Can you solve Gunsgreen’s murder mystery?

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IF you’re still stuck for something to do to get you into the Halloween spirit this Saturday, for one night only Eyemouth’s Gunsgreen House will become ‘The House of Darkness and Desire’, thanks to the imagination of author Naomi Kenny.

The Berwick author penned the interactive murder mystery play after being fascinated with the history behind the famous mansion house, particularly during the era when it became a hotbed of smuggling activity.

She wasn’t short of material for her script and has enlisted the acting talents of a number of familiar faces to bring it to life.

And it’s not just Naomi’s cast who will have to work their supper on Saturday night, to be in with a chance of winning a 1940s inspired prize (with brandy, tea and oranges up for grabs), audience members will have to come up with the name of the murderer, the motive and the weapon.

The action won’t just be centered in one room either; as the audience move their way around Gunsgreen so will the cast will a new twist and turn in the plot around every corner.

Naomi said the play had been great fun to write, and with tickets selling well, it seems her enthusiasm has been contageous.

Gunsgreen’s recently appointed Events and Promotions Officer, Kara ter Morsche, said: “The murder mystery event is a new idea for Gunsgreen House, we have a lot of exciting projects on the go at the minute so you will soon be seeing events on our calendar that have never been there before, and a lot more of them!

“We are so passionate about getting more people of every age involved with the house, and so are developing our programmes for the likes of concerts, birthday parties and weddings to make sure we are the most benefit to the local community we can possibly be.

“We are open to discussions about any event ideas you may have so please get in touch!”

Tickets for ‘The House of Darkness and Desire’ are priced £12.50, which includes a buffet and are available from Gunsgreen House reception or by ringing 0190 752062.