Sunday 8th September 2024, 7:30pm

Murder, She Didn't Write

The Improvised Murder Mystery - a classic murder mystery created on the spot in this ingenious and hilarious show by Degrees Of Error.

We are delighted to welcome back this hysterical improvised murder mystery show to the Agatha Christie Festival, which has been garnering multiple five-star reviews wherever it goes, including selling out every year at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Don your deerstalker, grab your magnifying glass and get your ‘finger of suspicion’ at the ready because Edinburgh Fringe favourites, Degrees Of Error, are bringing back their multiple sell-out show for your sleuthing pleasure.

They’ll create a classic murder mystery on-the-spot every night in the ingenious and original improvised comedy production. You, the audience, become the author as the cast act out your very own Agatha Christie-inspired masterpiece live on stage. Each show, this extraordinarily talented company use audience suggestions to create a unique, original and extremely comical improvised murder mystery just for you. All you have to do… is solve it!

Ms Gold poisoned at a synchronised swimming gala?
Dr Blue exploded by cannon during a hot air balloon race?
Professor Violet crushed by a mannequin during New York fashion week?

You decide! But will you guess whodunnit before the killer is revealed…

A very limited number of Early Bird tickets are currently available for £18 each.

About the Company

Degrees of Error are a theatre company based in Bristol, focused on producing original comedic and dramatic improvised works. They are a resident troupe at The Bristol Improv Theatre, where they rehearse and perform regularly.

Their most famous show is ​ Murder, She Didn’t Write​, which they have toured around the UK since the show’s inception in 2013. Last year they became another sell-out sensation at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe where they became one of British Comedy Guide’s Best Reviewed Shows of the Fringe 2023.

“A live action game of Cluedo, but with far more laughs... If you like your crime fiction, you’ll be delighted by this hour of uncomplicated, unassuming, upbeat entertainment."
★★★★ Fringe Guru

“​Absolutely fantastic … incredibly clever … laugh out loud funny … a truly entertaining and hilarious take on the murder mystery and absolutely not one to miss.”

“​Had me howling with laughter … the Murder, She Didn’t Write troupe are mesmerizingly impressive!”

“This show is everything a comedy should be: original, professional, and very, very funny.”

“An improvisation style mystery play that totally hits the spot!”

‘Hilarious… the show is a riot’ SCOTTISH DAILY MAIL


Getting to the venue

The easiest way of getting to the venue by public transport is to take the train from Torquay Train Station to Paignton Train Station. It’s just one stop and takes around five minutes. It’s then a 15-minute walk up through the main pedestrianised shopping precinct (Victora Street) and up through Palace Avenue Gardens to the theatre. The last train back is usually around 22:40.

The number 12 bus runs from Torquay harbour and along the seafront to Paignton Bus Station. It’s then a 15-minute walk to the theatre. The last bus back is around 2am in the morning! Find out more from the Stagecoach website.


The Place Theatre Paignton has excellent accessibility for a building that was constructed in the year that Agatha Christie was born. There is plenty of disabled parking nearby, while the theatre has a ramp for access. There is a public toilet for disabled visitors, which is a Changing Places toilet. Some staff have had disability awareness training, while they have emergency evacuation procedures for disabled visitors.

  • There is a hearing loop in the main auditorium, while the fire alarm has flashing lights.
  • The walls and the doors have high colour contrast.
  • The venue has created a visual guide on the accessibility section of their website. View it here.