Unless you’ve been living in a cave of dragonglass, you’ll be aware that ‘Game of Thrones’ is back for its final season. And if you don’t know what ‘dragonglass’ is, then the new ‘GoT’-themed murder-mystery dinner at The Vaults probably isn’t for you.
Luckily, I’m a shameless nerd, so I gleefully set out to celebrate the wedding of ‘King Jaffery Bearathon’ (all the character names are bastardisations of their ‘GoT’ counterparts). We’re asked to arrive in the colours of our favourite noble family: as a southern softie, I go for the green of the lily-livered Tyrells and take my seat in the throne room to watch the marriage celebrations.
As in the show, the king suffers an untimely death by poisoning – but tonight, it’s our job to work out whodunnit. Upstairs at the banquet table, we’re asked to guess the culprit and swear allegiance to the person we think will take the crown.
Throughout the feast there are performances from the potential monarchs and our allegiances change via coloured wristbands. By the time dinner is served we’ve rallied around ‘Kirsty Bannister’, the sweary ex-Queen Mother.
The meal itself consists of pea soup, chicken and other medieval fare, but we’re not here for that – it’s the atmosphere, which is rowdier than a wildling camp. I can’t remember the last time I laughed so much. And as for who murdered the king? We wouldn’t want to give too much away. After all, the night is already dark and full of spoilers.