Raising Suspicions | A Fiendish Mystery at Tower Bridge Engine Rooms
Leslie's gone missing. He's been missing for twelve hours now, which is a problem because he's the Bridge Master, the bloke responsible for raising and lowering London's most famous bridge. Well, strictly speaking, Leslie was the Bridge Master, about seventy years ago. Nowadays, Leslie is played every day by Sam Lewis, a 28 year old actor who still hasn't quite given up on the dream. Between shifts at a local coffee chain, he works at Tower Bridge as a historical re-enactor, playing the part of the Bridge Master - a highly sought after role. Either way, Sam or Leslie, he's still missing...
Hosted in the historic Victorian Engine Rooms located deep at the heart of Tower Bridge, Raising Suspicions was the first ever immersive mystery held at the iconic London landmark.
With just over an hour to crack the case, audience were tasked with finding out what really happened to Leslie the Bridge Master. Participants interrogated the suspects, investigated their surroundings, and followed the trail of suspicion to establish the facts and find the culprit.
Tower Bridge's first out-of-hours mystery event, created by SPECIFIQ, sold out its run as part of Museums at Night 2017.
John Henry Falle
Creators: Oscar Blustin and Becky Brown
Stage Manager: Jodell Hill
Wardrobe Supervisor: Becky Evans
Production Photography and Videography: Matthew Kaltenborn
'The Raising Suspicions event at Tower Bridge was amazing! The actors were funny and believable – they really could have been historical reenactors working at Tower Bridge. I was particularly impressed by the amount of research the team put into creating the characters, including true facts about Tower Bridge’s Victorian engines their act. We didn’t identify the criminal unfortunately but had great fun trying! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend attending another event run by SPECIFIQ.' - Sophie, Member of the Learning Team at Tower Bridge