to Host a Murder - Hens Night for Hearing Impaired Girls
On Sat Jan 29th 2005, history was made at
the Lighthouse Restaurant Parramatta. A group of hearing impaired
girls played Host a murder to celebrate a hen’s night.
How this came about is rather coincidental
since Peter Eedy the manager of How to Host A Murder has been
facilitating Host a Murder Hens Nights for 16 hears. But what
makes Peter unique is that 30 years ago he worked in a factory
with a man who was hearing and speech impaired. He learned
to use sign language and can communicate with hearing impaired
“I was flabbergasted when I
received the email asking me was it possible. At first, I
dismissed the idea then the more I thought about the logistics
the more I felt it was quite possible.
“I made an appointment with
Melissa and Steven Ballarino and visited them and their beautiful
2 year old son at Canly. It's where Steven builds kitchens
and sells them. He specialises in renovating the interior
of caravans and is a superb cabinetmaker.
“On meeting with them, I realised
how easy it would be for me to facilitate a host a murder
The game is played over dinner with numbers
from 10 to 300. Peter Eedy holds the world record for Host
a Murder with 280 people at one setting.
This year is the 20th anniversary for Host
A Murder since the game was first hosted in the world market
in 1985. Since then there has been 15 different scenarios,
the latest on is the Maiming of The Shrew, a brilliant take
off on Shakespeare.
The one that the girls played on the night
was ‘BBQ With The Vampire’
How does it work, you ask? After looking
up Host A Murder on the Internet you choose one of the 6 themes
then we send you out the character and the girls will dress
up accordingly. Upon arrival a print out of a tape recording
that the fictitious Host who invited them all has been murdered
is given to them.
After the girls have introduced themselves
to one another in their character. The game begins with questions,
accusations and reading. Secret clues are given out as they
attempt to find out who among them is the murderer.
Playing Host A Murder gives hearing-impaired
people an opportunity to go out and have fun in a way they
may have never experienced before. I am hoping that word gets
around that we have this unique service for them.
Those interested can contact Peter
on (02) 9661 8080 or our website www.hostamurder.com.au.