We provide a variety of themes for straight murder mystery dinners for private parties and corporate events throughout Asia. We consult with you to come up with the best approach for the group involved, whether it is for a family or employees of a company. The Straight Murder Mystery is the industry standard, though we've been known to take it to the next level.

The Straight Murder Mystery is the industry standard. A group of actors interacts with your audience starting during cocktails getting out an understanding of who the characters are. During dinner, we interact at the tables, argue around the room, and have moments in front of the audience as a whole. This leads to a murder that occurs at the beginning of dessert. We rarely have gunshots as we don't want to risk a heart attack among the audience. Then our comedic detective performs a comedy routine interrogating audience members. The same actor usually plays the victim and Detective to keep the cost down. The audience then solves the crime by table, usually, with the winners getting small prizes. And, of course, they laugh all along the way.

alderman murder mystery 20's

Death of The Alderman

This 1920's themed party involves the election of an Alderman to the local city council. The party is a celebration of his victory and those in attendance are his supporters dressed as flappers and mobsters. This includes the North Side Mob, the South Side Mob, his spouse, political figures, and temperance workers. It's a great time had by all. We can add a costume contest as well.

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The Meeting of the Family

This mobster themed show involves the head of the local family. Taking on the personality of your city, the show quickly customizes to the audience involved. Suspects usually include a spouse, a Consigliari, a rival mobster, and a politician in the pocket of the mob.

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Murder of The Millionaire

One of the more standard scenarios, this involves a millionaire who made his wealth on the backs of many others. This is a celebration were he is making an announcement about the future of his business and those potentially effected are not happy. This likely includes a spouse, a girlfriend, a business partner, a yes-man, a competitor, and a politician. By changing characters and changing the origin of his fortune we can quickly customize a scenario just for your group.

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The Murder of 008

Our own take on the spy genre has the death of 008. You Only Live Twice? Not so fast! Our second fiddle secret agent to his more famous counterpart decides to retire and a rogues gallery of suspects emerge.

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The Movie or Music Mogul

This 1940's Hollywood themed party involves the celebration of a movie mogul. The various pseudo famous actors, actresses, writers, singers, and directors suffer at the whims of the mogul. One of them has gotten their revenge. While originally performed as being in the 1940s, we have done an 80's Music Mogul scenario or different eras.

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Custom Scenarios

We have a collection of great themes that can fit most any occasion. Additionally, we can create just about any scenario that you can think of, and often at no additional cost. The costs do rise when additional costumes, more actors or travel is required. We have performed practically every thing you can think of and can create new ones as needed. If you have a themed party and would like to see if we can provide a show that will fit, simply ask. There is never an obligation until we get a signed contract.

In general, people in Asia think of a murder mystery dinner as being where actors come together and they build tension between the characters until the crime occurs. The audience is led by a comedic crime solver who interacts directly with the participants of the event. Attendees help examine clues, evaluate witnesses and alibis, choose from a variety of suspects, and determine the culprit. That is just one of many approaches we take.

We have choices that range from using participants in the show to strictly using our cast to having professional comedians running the event. This is true for corporate events, private parties, weddings and holiday gatherings. These shows can be done in-person or virtually depending on your desire. Of course, we prefer in-person.

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The classic format for very large groups with all kinds of added elements. This includes shows for charities as part of our Justifiable Homicide program and are catered to high society. These meet even the most particular of guests from royalty to CEOs.

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The industry standard bring 4-7 actors interacting with your crowd leading up to the crime and a comedic investigation. Meet and talk with the crazy cast of characters, witness a crime and then work together to solve it!



We create a scenario where the audience is unaware that a mystery show is taking place. Up until the crime is committed, they think it is really happening. They are immersed in the story and relieved with the revelation that it is a show!

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Our unique product of the Cambridge Solution leads the way for getting your audience to mix and mingle and work together to find solutions. With many fun themes and our Director working behind the scenes to keep people engaged and adapting the story along the way, it is truly Harvard Smart!

And even if we don't know anything about the audience ahead of time, our ambush shows can completely immerse the audience in the midst of the mayhem until they realize that it's a show. This causes the audience to fully become involved in the event and the things that they have seen influence their solving of the crime because our actors can adjust to changing circumstances.

These shows can be provided not only in the evening, but also make a great idea for a lunch or at other times during the day that might not even be around a meal. This goes well with ambush scenarios when our people are supposed to be there for another purpose. Let us discuss various ideas that can work for you.


Certainly the region hasn't had a lot of shows involving crime. We will discuss any concerns that you may have and help to put them to rest. The topics are meant to be in-line with cultural norms and we would take no actions to endanger our clients or their guests. Though the topic may seem strange, that of a death caused by a character, it is all about collaborating to determine the culprit and to see to it that justice is served. It is a quick morality play where truth and justice win the day!

We can now consult for our clients throughout Asia, though there may be legal hurdles in some locations that are not that difficult to surmount. Hiring THEY improv allows the best that the US has to offer for our American multi-national companies traveling to Asia for their meetings. This allows for familiar programs to be brought to their locations at potentially a fraction of the cost of some other more expensive options.

We lead the way for murder mystery shows for getting people to bond as they work together as groups solving a series of problems. By doing so, they develop relationships with coworkers while determining the culprit. We have versions with our actors, and others using your executives as the suspects. This can also be done virtually to allow interrogations to occur overseas and in several locations at the same time. Contact us to determine how we can help you to bond your employees and partners without them even knowing!


While our initial conversations will likely be in English, we have the capacity for shows that are bilingual or in specific other languages. Ask us how we might be able to serve your group entertainment needs.

We perform Asia theft or murder mystery dinners for a variety of functions. These include Corporate Events, Private Parties, and other team building gatherings.

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Solving crimes together can build cohesion, define roles and responsibilities and get people working as a unit.

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Your staff can be the suspects in the crime to enhance face time with your clients.

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Seeing the teams engaging can lead to the solution you are looking for!

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We can provide Asia murder mystery dinners to develop camaraderie and build teams as they work together to solve the crime.

private parties


For families and friends getting together, we have mysteries that liven up any private party!

keynote speaker


Our Keynote can be killed in an ambush mystery that the Keynote solves using the techniques he had just spoken about.

We do not have our own venues. We come to any restaurant, hotel, resort, cruise ship, or home. We can work with groups of any size in whatever location you want. The specific location may impact the cost and availability. We will discuss this with you.

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We serve the entire continent including all of the major urban centers including Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Negoya and Yokohama in Japan, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Macau and Sanya in China, Jakarta in Indonesia, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Bangkok in Thailand, Manilla in the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam and Brunei in Southeast Asia, Taipei in Taiwan, Seoul, Busan and Jeju Island in South Korea, Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, and Hyderabad in India, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv in Israel, and Istanbul and Ankara in Turkey, and the Arabian Peninsula, as well as practically anywhere else you can think of. All the ports, business centers and tourist destinations throughout Asia are accessible by our facilitators for team building, entertainment and training programs.



Many US companies continue to grow one of our most productive relationships in the region. We understand the needs for local entertainment for Americans operating in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nagoya, Kobe, Osaka, and Yokohama. We help bring together Japanese and American business interests.



While the government of China has many restrictions and legal hoops to jump through, the companies that operate In Beijing, Shanghai, Sanya, Hong Kong and Macau find great business opportunities. The employees can feel isolated and we work to alleviate their longing for home.

southeast asia


The countries of Southeast Asia, including Indonesia in Jakarta, Vietnam, Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, Thailand in Bangkok, Singapore, Brunai, and The Philippines, are filled with wonderful destinations for meetings & incentives events and hard-working people looking for opportunities.



India is a powerhouse that is on the move. Not only have they renamed Bombay to Mumbai, Madras to Chennai, and Bangalore to Bengaluru, Delhi dropped the New and Hyderabad has emerged as a major center for tech companies to operate.

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America has long had a close relationship with the southern half of the peninsula. We work with the US military bases as well as multi-national companies to enhance their relationships and improve morale.



The companies that operate on the island are given to more stress due to the precarious nature of international tensions. Having a bit of escapist fun in Taipei or elsewhere can relieve that tension and allow the employees to concentrate on other things.





The first step is to determine your needs. This includes potential goals, desires and concerns. Is it more than just entertainment? If you are looking to show appreciation to clients or employees, for example, then we would take one approach. If it is family and friends, we might approach it differently. The more we know about what has already been decided can allow us to narrow the conversation to approaches that interest you.



We need to know the city where the event will be as well as what kind of venue might be used, which can let us determine cost issues as well as legal hurdles that might be required. A date, or date range, for when you would like to have this and what time frame you are looking for will help to determine our commitment and availability. Knowing the size of your group, though that will likely just be an estimate, will allow us to choose appropriate options for the performance and have a better feel for the resources required. Knowing who might attend can impact language and content.



Let us be honest. Operating in Asia is not inexpensive. In fact, it can be quite costly. If you know budget limitations, that can allow us to restrict the conversations to those options that will be within your financial constraints. This works in both directions. We don't want to overbuild and propose options that can't be done. Also, we don't want to try to operate at the lowest cost possible and not provide options to achieve the results that will exceed your requirements and expectations.


We service the entire region from the THEY improv HQ in the United States. The best way to contact us is by email at Later, we can set up Zoom or Teams meetings or phone calls.





The classic entertainment with variations to allow for people to work as teams and enjoy solving a crime.

improv comedy


A great way to get a show that is completely customized to the group and keep the audience engaged.

stand-up comedy


Comedians can come to your group and provide a traditional night of comedic entertainment.

game shows


We get everyone interacting in a variety of games ranging from those associated with TV shows and specialty items.

magic shows


Our magicians can mesmerize you for an evening of close-up magic, mentalism, psychics or full stage shows.

Some of Our Clients

Our clients include a Who's Who of international business and feature major players including over half of the Fortune 500. These are just a few of our high-profile clients whose companies have been improved by hiring THEY improv to enhance their businesses with our programs.