The established format is that the audience are provided by the venue with a three course meal.
After the starter SUSPECT perform Act 1, in which the characters are introduced and the murder is committed off stage.
2, where there is further development of the plot, follows the main course. Then
the audience have the opportunity to question all the suspects.
sweet, the audience are requested to hand in their clue sheets and then, in Act 3, the guilty party is revealed.
Each act lasts between 10 and 20 minutes with
Act 2 usually being the longest. The team, who identify the suspect correctly
and who provide what the cast determine is the most accurate motivation, are
rewarded with a prize.