Moriarty’s Choice

Out-Smart Moriarty – UK’s first ‘Escape Play’ debuting in Norwich

You’ve received a mysterious handwritten invitation saying Vultisne Ludere? – Translated as Do you want to play? A most dangerous game is afoot

Do you feel like testing your powers of deduction? Fancy pitting your wits against one of fiction’s greatest nemeses, Professor Moriarty? Could you solve the case of the dead Doctor and escape to tell the tale?

On May 11th, 2018, the interactive entertainment company, Casebook Events, will be bringing Moriarty’s Choice to the Shoe Factory Social Club at St. Mary’s Works, Norwich, for an evening like no other. By combining a live, high-drama mystery play with an escape room scenario they hope to create an amazing night out in Norwich.

Guests will be invited into the shady realm of one of fiction’s greatest feuds. As the story unravels among the murky streets of 1894, the audience will be called upon to don their figurative deerstalkers and channel their inner Sherlock Holmes, as they seek to aid the great detective. If they wish to escape the Works alive, they must first foil Moriarty’s despicable plan.

Intrepid sleuths study a casefile in Norwich city centre- Left to right Eve Mahoney 17- Will Lubbock 18- Laura Nazmdeh 27- Caroline Bidewell 31

The 90-minute event will see the audience pit their wits against Moriarty – and each other. As puzzles are solved, crime scenes explored, and witnesses interrogated, it will soon become clear that there is far more to consider than initially meets the eye.

To celebrate the inaugural Norwich escape play, Casebook Events is offering early bookers an enticing 25% discount off standard prices, making tickets available for just £15 per person.

Casebook Events founder and director, Stephen Blackwell, comments: “We’ve been hosting immersive, interactive events across the UK since 2016. Our theatrical Casefile events have been always been kind of a distant cousin to Escape Room games so it was a natural evolution to merge them, by doing so we think we’ve got something really exciting and unique.”

“Combining live drama with an audience-driven investigation has been both challenging and hugely enjoyable – the response has just been so encouraging though. Norwich is my home town, so staging the show here is particularly exciting for me. That’s partly why I wanted to offer a discount, so as many locals can take part in the experience as possible.”

To book your place to take part in Moriarty’s Choice, please visit Quote MD25 at the checkout for your exclusive 25% discount.



Launched in 2016, Casebook Events works with local councils and BIDs to run immersive entertainment events to help drive footfall into new town and city areas. Live mystery games bring strangers together to work in teams, or allow ‘lone wolves’ to show off their prowess as they search for clues to solve a casefile quandary.

Owned and directed by Stephen Blackwell, the company has already hosted 12 events throughout the UK and is expanding its offering to include interactive live plays.

Previous event testimonials:

“Great fun, really clever and well thought out. It was challenging but was not too hard, so worked perfectly. Can’t wait for another one!” Bryony Bamberger, Manchester

“Awesome day.” Ben Whitnell, Norwich

“GREAT GREAT DAY Everyone was very informative and played their parts perfectly. Can’t wait for the next one.” Ann Wilkinson, Rugby

For more information please contact:

Contact: Stephen Blackwell

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 020 3290 9115