Murder on the British Express

Written and Directed by Terry Smith

Produced by Jerri Wiseman

The British Express, the most elegant train of the 1950s, is bound from Northern England to London when the train comes to a sudden halt. On board are passengers, a mummy and the renowned detective, Hemlock Holmes. As passengers begin to mysteriously die, the famed detective must walk in the steps of the pharaoh to find a murderer most foul! All aboard!!!!!!

Performances will be June 29 – August 23, 2024.

June 29 & July 13 at Oatlands in Leesburg

July 20 at ONO Offshore in Chantilly

August 2 at StageCoach Theatre Studio (no dinner)

August 3 at Casanel Winery in Leesburg

August 9 at Creek’s Edge Winery in Lovettsville

August 17 at Savoir Fare in Round Hill

August 23 at Effingham Manor Winery in Nokesville

Regarding Reservations

RESERVATIONS FOR DINNER THEATRE PERFORMANCES WILL CLOSE AT LEAST 48-72 HOURS BEFORE THE EVENT TO ALLOW THE CATERER TO PREPARE THE APPROPRIATE NUMBER OF MEALS. PLEASE RESERVE YOUR SEATS EARLY. THANK YOU.

Note

ALL MURDER MYSTERIES ARE WHAT WE WOULD RATE AS PG13. THERE ARE USUALLY SEXUAL INNUENDO, MILD SWEAR WORDS, AND, OF COURSE, MURDER. IT IS UP TO YOU AS A PARENT TO DETERMINE WHETHER IT WILL BE SUITABLE FOR YOUR CHILD TO ATTEND A PERFORMANCE. SOME VENUES MAY HAVE AGE RESTRICTIONS.

Oatlands – June 29 and July 13 (with dinner)
Oatlands, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg, VA 20175
Doors and dinner buffet start at 6:30pm. Show at 7:15pm. Please arrive at 6:30pm.
Tickets: $70 + sales tax + $3 ticketing fee = $77.38 per person includes the show, catered dinner and dessert by Pure Perfection Catering. (Menu: English Garden Salad, with Baby Spinach, Potatoes, Green Beans, Tomato and Cucumber with a Honey Mustard Dressing. Herb Broiled Chicken with Lemon Thyme Sauce. “Classic Sunday Roast”, Braised Beef with Natural Pan Jus. Sauteed Summer Vegetables. Whipped Potatoes. Rolls with Butter. Carrot Cake. Coffee and Iced Tea Station.) Beer, wine, and canned sodas will be available for separate purchase.

ONO Offshore – July 20 (with dinner)

ONO Offshore, 4515 Daly Drive, Suite N, Chantilly, VA 20151

5:30pm Doors and Beverage Tabs open

6:00pm Dinner starts

6:45pm Show starts

Break for dessert. Show resumes after dessert.

Tickets: $55 per person includes the show, catered dinner and dessert by Odd BBQ. [Menu: Choice of smoked pulled pork or smoked chicken thighs and bun. Assemble your own sandwich with choice of BBQ sauce. (A Beyond Brat will be available for those who select a Vegetarian/Vegan Meal.) Macaroni and cheese. Grilled Vegetables. Baked Beans. Brownie or Blondie for dessert.]

Beverages are not included in the ticket price. Guests will be able to open a tab for the self-serve beer wall with 4 craft beer options from Ono Brewing Company. There will also be hard seltzer available for purchase in addition to assorted sodas, tea, and bottled water.
StageCoach Theatre Studio – August 2 (without dinner)
StageCoach Theatre Studio, 20937 Ashburn Road, Suite 240, Ashburn, VA 20147
Doors open at 7:00pm. Show at 7:30pm. Please arrive at 7:00pm.
Tickets: $30 + sales tax + $3 ticketing fee = $34.80 per person for the show. Beer, wine, and canned sodas will be available for separate purchase.

Casanel Winery – August 3 (with dinner)

Casanel Vineyards and Winery, 17952 Canby Road, Leesburg, VA 20175

Doors and dinner buffet start at 6:30pm. Show at 7:15pm. Please arrive at 6:30pm.
Tickets: $74 per person general public/$69 per person for Wine Club members (plus $3 ticketing fee and sales tax) includes the show, catered dinner and dessert by Pure Perfection Catering. (Menu: English Garden Salad, with Baby Spinach, Potatoes, Green Beans, Tomato and Cucumber with a Honey Mustard Dressing. Herb Broiled Chicken with Lemon Thyme Sauce. “Classic Sunday Roast”, Braised Beef with Natural Pan Jus. Sauteed Summer Vegetables. Whipped Potatoes. Rolls with Butter. Carrot Cake. Coffee and Iced Tea Station.) Wine will be available for separate purchase.

Creek’s Edge Winery in Lovettsville – August 9 (with dinner)

Creek’s Edge Winery, 41255 Annas Lane, Lovettsville, VA 20180

Doors and dinner buffet catered by Twinleaf Catering start at 6:30pm inside the winery. The show will begin at 7:15pm. Coffee and cookies will be available at intermission at approximately 8:00pm. The show will conclude around 9:00pm.

Tickets: $85 per person includes the show, a glass of wine, catered dinner buffet, coffee, and dessert catered by Twinleaf Catering. (Buffet Menu: Apple Pecan Salad, Cornbread, Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder, Mac and Cheese, and Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon and Cranberries.) Wine will be available for purchase by the glass or the bottle. Tickets can be reserved with a $5.00 deposit per person and will be applied to your final bill. The remaining $80.00 per person will be due at the conclusion of the event.

Tickets can be reserved with a $5.00 deposit per person and will be applied to your final bill. The remaining $80pp will be due at the conclusion of the event.

If you have any dietary restrictions or questions about the event, please reach out to Jordan at events@creeksedgewinery.com.

C’est Bon by Savoir Fare – August 17 (with dinner)

C’est Bon by Savoir Fare, 6 W Loudoun Street, Round Hill, VA 20141

Doors and dinner buffet start at 5:30pm. Show at 6:15pm. Please arrive at 5:30pm.
Tickets: $85 per person, plus $3 ticketing fee and 6% sales tax, which includes the show, catered dinner and dessert. Gratuity not included. (Menu: coming soon) Full bar will be available for separate purchase.
Effingham Manor Winery in Nokesville, VA –  August 23 (with dinner)

Effingham Manor Winery, 14325 Trotters Ridge Pl, Nokesville, VA 20181

Doors will open no earlier than 6:30pm. Dinner buffet starts at 6:30pm. The show will begin at 7:15pm. Please arrive at 6:30pm.

Tickets: $xx per person + fees (total $xxx/person) includes the show and catered buffet dinner by xxx. Tickets will include a welcome glass of wine and dinner. Additional wine will be available for purchase. [Menu: coming soon]

Plated Vegetarian Entrée (xxx can be requested with ADVANCED NOTICE ONLY (no later than Thursday, August 15.) To inquire more information, please email jennifer@effinghammanor.com