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The Silhouette in the Smoke at The London Museum of Water & Steam

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Murder and Steam Engines are always a fantastic combination, with Murder Mystery Evenings on The Bluebell Railway, The Missing Passenger at The National Railway Museum and the classic hit this Christmas, Murder on the Orient Express. This January, The London Museum of Water and Steam will join this noble tradition by hosting The Silhouette in the Smoke, an immersive mystery on their distinctive Cornish Engines, previously seen in Doctor Who and Poldark. However, unlike your traditional murder mystery evening, this one has a spooky edge. Guests are invited to join the enigmatic Jack Daw once the Museum is closed and dark for the night. After sharing a Victorian style high tea by candlelight Jack Daw performs three summonings. Each one brings back to life those who worked on the Cornish Engine in 1871 in a different way. Guests have the opportunity to watch unnoticed as the ghosts relive the past, journeying across the original Victorian and Georgian parts of the Museum. Later Jack Daw allows guests to interview ghosts directly, spiriting them away to different dark corners to uncover their secrets. The audience capacity is very small, making this an intimate and atmospheric event. The writer, David Knight, combines historical facts and fictional characters to create a completely original Victorian drama. The show is being designed by ImmerCity. This is the third mystery they have tailor made for a venue after Suicide at Vine House and Death of the King. ImmerCity specialise in integrated immersive events and they have even created a fan page for Jack Daw where "anonymous" bloggers post myths and rumours about him at: BLURB: It was 1871, and every level of the pumping station was bustling with activity in preparation for the grand opening of the 100" Cornish Engine, when two unexpected guests from the workhouse arrived demanding to see the small boy who had been apprenticed to the Chief Engineer. Now, more than a century later, a child's crying has been heard from beneath the Cornish Engine and it is starting to unnerve the tourists. The Museum has invited the master of the supernatural, Jack Daw, to awaken the past and uncover the truth. An immersive Victorian drama about desire, deceit, betrayal, gleaming metal and hidden fire. You must solve the mystery in groups of six so bring friends or make new ones.

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London Museum of Water and Steam

Green Dragon Lane
+44 (0)20 8568 4757
Public transport:
Turn right out of station and then take first road on right into Green Dragon Lane.

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