Murder Under the Big Top (clean)

Enter a world of fabulous freaks & exotic acts!


Anxious to bolster his small, dog-and-pony show-like circus to a spectacle rivaling
Ringling Brothers, Harold Hargove’s desperate attempts to lure audiences
with jaw-dropping attractions have created rivalries that extend beyond the center ring.

As the pressure builds for everyone--performers, guests, and managers--
a murder is committed that steals the show…
and you are left to uncover the culprit before the final act.

Was it the raging ringmaster in an attempt to clean up the spectacle?
The talented tight rope walker whose fall took them out of the limelight?
A revolting roustabout with revenge in his veins?
Or possibly a possessive performer whose death-defying demeanor went too far…


In an intense world of illusion and intrigue, you must rely
on your wit and intuition to find the killer before the grand finale!



With 20+ guests: At least 5 males, 4 females, 11 gender neutral characters.
With 15-20 guests: 5 males, 3-4 females, 7-11 gender neutral.
With 10-15 guests: 4 males, 2-3 females, 4-8 gender neutral
With 8-12 guests: 4 males, 3 females, 1-5 gender neutral.

Harold Hargrove—Bossman. As owner of the circus, Harold has been cleaning up his image and the circus to make it succeed. Whether his tactics are legal or lethal is the question.

Matilda Hargrove—Harold’s wife. Even though she is not in command, others may differ with that opinion. Even with her exquisite tastes, there is little this woman cannot get. Or that Harold will get for her.

Boomer Jackson—Ringmaster. The voice of the circus, Boomer is in charge of the performers and commanding the perfect show…his job depends on it.

Finley Fiscal—Ticket Taker. Being your first impression as you enter the show, Finley is one who has mastered their appearance… but what is hiding under the exterior?

Ariel Swinger—Trapeze Artist. Currently performing in the center ring, some believe Ariel got her position by luck, some by talent and still others by her connections.

Robert Flyer—Catcher. As Ariel’s sidekick, Robert gets little credit for the fame that she claims, but she would be nowhere without him.

Twisty Kristy—Acrobat. With her intense passion for being in the center ring, Kristy wants nothing more than to be in the spotlight and she will do anything to get there.

Nick Dagger—Knife Thrower. Heartbroken by Twisty Kristy, is Nick out to win Kristy’s heart back or to break it?

Skylar Toppolet—Tightrope Walker. After being injured, Skylar is convinced that it is only a matter of time before reclaiming a prominent, proper position in the spotlight!

Ruby—Clown. Making everyone laugh is Ruby’s position, but at what cost?

Patty Pachyderm—Animal Performer. Patty has a way with large, obtrusive temperaments but taming them is another story.

Cat Levens—Lion Tamer. With a few circus animals missing, Cat is on the prowl for finding the cause.

Ricky Mammal—Menagerie Man. Working with the exotic animals, Ricky thrives on the thrill of danger and reward.

Rowan McGregor—Midway Director. Rowan will use their knowledge, wit and expertise to run a successful midway, all for the boss’ approval.

Casey Saber—Sword Swallower. The most loyal circus employee around, Casey will do anything to keep the circus operating at a profit.

DJ Ink—Tattooed Spectacle. With skin of ink, it is hard to know if DJ’s frightening appearance is for show or a tell-tale sign of their true demeanor.

Harley Bell—Strong Person. Harley’s physique has gotten them far in life. However, to get what Harley wants, they may have to use more than intimidation.

Mandy Small—Skinny Woman. The tiniest freak in the show, Mandy is out to prove she is a force to be reckoned with.

Payton Protector—Head of Security. Hired to end the corruption, Payton has more on their plate than they bargained for.

Agent Swift—FBI Agent. On assignment, this agent is secretive about the real purpose of their mission.

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In additional, you will want to take advantage of all of the *extras* included with the mystery. Included, you will find:

  • CIRCUS POSTERS (3 designs)
  • CIRCUS LABELS FOR FOOD (many designs)
  • CIRCUS SIGNS (to direct your guests)
  • AND MORE...

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