Murder She Didn't Write: The Improvised Murder Mystery

Comedy (improv, theatre)

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  • Pleasance Courtyard - Pleasance One
  • 15:45
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Degrees of Error and Something for the Weekend
  • Warnings and additional info: This performance contains audience participation.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


A classic murder mystery is created on-the-spot from audience suggestions in this ingenious and hilarious show from Fringe favourites, Degrees of Error. Lady Violet in the kitchen with the silver corkscrew? Mr Gold with the telescope in Parliament? You decide, but will you guess whodunnit? 'Original, professional and very, very funny' **** ( 'Absolutely fantastic... Incredibly clever... Laugh out loud funny... A truly entertaining and hilarious take on the murder mystery and absolutely not one to miss' ***** ( 'Hilarious... The show is a riot' (Scottish Daily Mail).

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
  • Accessible entry: Main queue on road outside. Lift access through Pleasance Bar ask at Box Office or bar for assistance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Kathryn Black 85 days ago

Very funny and clever show. We weren't sure we'd like improv but were proven wrong - found the whole cast very engaging and nothing felt like it dragged on as scenes were promptly cut when they realised it wasn't going very well. Would definitely recommend for something light-hearted and silly.

Abbie 88 days ago

So, so funny!

Elin 89 days ago

Wow what a show! Great audience interaction and some fantastic performers. Laugh a minute plus a good venue. Highly highly recommended!!

James 90 days ago

Truly brilliant performers executing an ingenious watertight concept. 3rd year coming, and you bet I'll be seeing you next August.

Peter Clark 91 days ago

Good fun, great idea well performed

Diane Bailey 99 days ago

Loved this show. Brilliantly improvised and really funny. Took our 10-year-old to the afternoon show and there was no content that was unsuitable, he really enjoyed it too.
Well worth the ticket price.

Jack Haynes 102 days ago

Great show. The case of the purple apricot and the first female channel crossing by flight was a soaring success.

Kit Spengler 103 days ago

Saw this in the day, plus the late-night version - both were brilliant!

Thoroughly good value at the Fringe

Anna Frame 103 days ago

This show is a constant surprise! After seeing it now over 10 times it never fails to entertain and bring joy and happiness to the audience. Pleasance one is a perfect setting for this show. With amazing views.

It takes a great skill to create a show on the spot. It truly is Improv at it best.

I will be seeing every day of my 4 day stay. Do not miss out! It’s sell out show!

Emma Taylor 104 days ago

We were blown away today by how clever and entertaining this show was . We hadn’t been expecting much and we were pleasantly surprised with how good the show was. All the actors were incredibly good and the humour was spot on . We will definitely try to return to this show in the future.

Maggie Mackenzie 104 days ago

This company is amazing. Whatever is suggested by their audience they make it into an hilarious show. Today's show was brilliant. Been watching their shows since they started years ago and they never fail to entertain. Definitely 5 starts + !

Caroline 104 days ago

We come to see this every year and it’s always amazing. Really well acted, very funny, and so impressive. Loved it and will make sure to catch it again before the Fringe ends.

Mike Parsons 104 days ago

This rocked. Fantastically done. Very snappy scenes. Excellent development & delivery. And inspired humour. Really enjoyed it and would definitely come back to watch again. One of the highlights of the Fringe.

David Norris 104 days ago

Lovely way to spend any EdFringe afternoon!

I've seen this company every year at the Fest for at least 6 years now, and they always come up with some way to surprise and improve.

5 Stars. And the rest!

Alexandra Lennon 105 days ago

Great show, great cast, great way to spend an hour.

Went with my kids (12, 13) and had a lovely time... even if they didn't get every joke!

Ben Leaman 106 days ago

great fun, high quality improv

Alan Harris 106 days ago

Saw this show last year, and had to pop back!

This time I saw their late night show, which was a gem.

Charming performances from the cast, with special mention to Mr. Blue's aussie accent.

I will be coming back again with more friends for the 2-4-1 days this week!

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Broadway Baby (3/5 stars) 101 days ago

To say that Murder She Didn’t Write, from Degrees of Error, is a slick production is an understatement. Set design is masterful; Caitlin Campbell, the host today, is charming and engaging. From the performers’ commitment to character down to the very threads of their period costumes, Murder She Didn’t Write...

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