Dead On Time – A Moving Murder Mystery

English Whimsy, Right-Royal Mischief and Spirited Shenanigans


  • Days 1
  • Deaptures Available Year Round
  • Meals 5 Course Lunch


Bedecked in antique marquetry, vintage lighting and heritage upholstery, the restored 1920s British Pullman train transports keen adventurers across England throughout the year to vibrant cities, ancient castles, stately homes and celebrated sporting events. It also embarks on beautiful round-trips around Kent, which forms the round-trip route for this wildly entertaining Murder Mystery journey

Dead on Time is designed by Private Drama Events for a truly immersive and bespoke experience, and this is a murder mystery unlike any other. Each of the actors embody characters based upon the train’s carriages. There’s Angela Lucille, the sketchy assistant based upon the Lucille car that was built in 1928. Stiff-upper-lip philanthropist Gordon Vera is inspired by the Vera carriage, which survived an air raid hit during the Second World War in 1940. Or perhaps you’ll suspect Catarina Ione, the high society butterfly who takes her name from Ione car, which served as a First Class kitchen carriage in the 1920s. As each fascinating character makes their way through these historic carriages, they’ll be eager to share clues, red herrings, scandals and mischief with you.

English whimsy, right-royal mischief and spirited shenanigans are on the menu. But while revenge is a dish best served cold, rest assured that your enticing, five-course English lunch will be just the right temperature. Anticipate jolly, seasonal fare from across the British isles such as slow-cooked Romney salt marsh lamb and Cornish haddock rissoles, paired with fine wines – and, of course, a touch of champagne will no doubt assist your detective skills.

Allow the actors to transport you back to the Festival of Britain in 1951, where one unlucky visitor will meet an untimely fate. As the mystery unfolds, you will encounter the suspects dispensing specific plot details, facts and tips to help and hinder your efforts to identify the culprit. Between courses, read through your private copy of Luxury Locomotive Magazine, which is riddled with secret clues. Interrogate every passing suspect, and examine every intriguing detail around you.

And by George, when you think you know whodunnit, ensure you don’t spoil the fun for future spies, sleuths and gumshoes!

Dates & Prices

Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

October 1, 2024 — June 30, 2025
Package Options Starting From Single Occupancy
Standard Table $680.60 $680.60
Wes Anderson Cart $820.54 $820.54
Pullman Coupe $1,819.18 $3,638.36
Private Compartment for Two $1,350.21



The Setting


The British Pullman carriages Cygnus, Perseus, and Minerva were amongst those used to transport passengers to and from the festival grounds in South Bank, where they would be enthralled by events and exhibitions celebrating British culture and achievements in the post-war era.

It is this moment of national jubilation in which we set the scene for our murder mystery. A fresh optimism is sweeping the country but, on board, an unexpected encounter leads to the untimely demise of one fellow passenger…

The Experience


As the plot unfolds, you’ll be served a sumptuous five-course meal made with fine ingredients, accompanied by a selection of wine. You may perhaps take the moment to soak in your surroundings as the train journeys through the beautiful Kent countryside, before returning to your clue sheet and itinerary with a fresh perspective and renewed vigour. Those not so easily persuaded by the enigmatic suspects and compromised cohorts will be crowned best detective, so keep your senses on high alert!

The British Pullman


LUXURY TRAIN: A round-trip travel aboard the British Pullman luxury train​

FINE DINING: A welcome champagne reception, a gastronomic five-course lunch, wine selected by our sommelier, coffee, tea and petit fours.

IMMERSIVE ENTERTAINMENT: Throughout the train journey, carefully decipher the villainous plot and the mysterious murderer’s intent alongside your fellow passengers to win the prize of best detective.

Not Included

  • All flights both local and international
  • All portage and tips for drivers & guides
  • All meals and drinks not mentioned in itinerary
  • All items of a personal nature


Table for Two


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