Local theatre company, launches innovative performance online available for all and free of charge.

Footsteps NI launched an online murder mystery show that is free for all to play and is running from Saturday 18th April to Sunday 3rd of May. “The Bootlegger’s Downfall”, the name of the murder mystery, has been played by 130 people to date from all over the world. Players have been dressing in costume and playing with their friends and family across social media video calls and have loved the whole experience.

Footsteps NI are well used to providing great entertainment, a leader in the provision of theatrical services for councils, museums and tourist attractions across Ireland and the UK, they are also one of the leading providers of Murder Mystery events in Ireland. They are regulars at the Am PM Cabaret Supper Club in Belfast and hotels and venues throughout Ireland, but this is the first time they have ventured forth into online performance.

Robert Forshaw, owner of Footsteps NI, said “Over the last 10 years we have built up a reputation for providing top quality, interactive and entertaining Murder mystery events. When the pandemic struck suddenly we found all our events cancelled and myself and the talented performers who work for us, found ourselves at home and to be honest feeling a little sorry for ourselves. One night I decided I needed to do something creative and as soon as I suggested putting together a Free online murder mystery for the general public to enjoy from their own home, to brighten up the shutdown period, our guys jumped at the chance to be involved. Two weeks later and “The Bootlegger’s Downfall” was launched.” With a full evening of entertainment, menu suggestions, cocktail recipes, cookery demonstrations from Lynn Currie of “Lynn Loves Cakes and musical interlude by Daire O’Hagan the whole family is bound to be entertained.


The performance was all filmed from home and used a variety of video chat formats and social media outlets. With just under two weeks left to avail of this free event, anyone wishing to play along at home and fill a waking hour or so can go to Footsteps NI Facebook  or Instagram pages for details and links to the event.

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