22nd July, 2015



Exclusive Murder Mystery nights come to Scotland’s top attraction for scary fun in August



With investigations already underway following sightings of Jack the Ripper at The Edinburgh Dungeon, news has emerged of a fresh victim … but by whose hand? With suspicions putting everyone from Sawney Bean to The Green Lady in the firing line, the big question throughout August will be WHODUNNIT?!


After years passing sentence on the folk of Auld Reekie, the infamous Judge Mental has fallen victim to the most terrible of crimes – was it an act of revenge for a hefty punishment or an act of unprovoked malice? Throughout the Festival the Edinburgh Dungeon will be calling on its visitors to help solve its Deadly Dungeon Murder Mystery.


Joining the Secret Society of Scottish Scoundrels, visitors will be asked to use their best detection skills to find the guilty culprit from a host of the Dungeon’s most colourful characters during each unique evening performance. With a host of disreputable characters on the scene it’s a case of guilty until proven innocent for the likes of Tom Turnbull the Torturer and Ruby Red.


Adding even more shock and suspense to the usual mix of cheeky humour and unforgettable storytelling, the Deadly Dungeon Murder Mystery is part of the attraction’s spectacular summer line-up that includes Where’s Jack – a chilling tale inspired by one of history’s most malicious characters, Jack the Ripper. Fleeing London to prevent capture, is it possible the shadowy figure arrived in Edinburgh to wreak havoc in Fleshmarket Close…indeed was it he who brought Judge Mental to his dark demise?


The Deadly Dungeon Murder Mystery will take place as a limited edition run on the 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26 and 28 August from 7.45pm. For more information or to book tickets please visit or follow @EdinDungeon for updates.


Notes to Editors


  • Shows on the regular tour include: The Judge, Torturer, Sawney Bean: Cave of the Cannibals (including Boat Ride), Dr Knox’s Anatomy Theatre, Burke and Hare: The Business of Murder, Street of Sorrows, The Green Lady, Drop Dead: Drop Ride to Doom and the Labyrinth of Lost Souls.
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“Fantastic day in the Dungeon - the actors really draw you in and create an atmosphere. Also brilliant to see my partner scared to death so thankyou!”

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