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The Lancashire Ripper Murders

BASED ON THE SHOCKING TRUE STORY

AS SEEN ON BBC DRAGONS DEN

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You have been selected for Jury Service. Your name was randomly selected from the electoral register.

Inspired by a true story in British History, "The Murder Trial Live" requests you to accept a seat at our live trial alongside your fellow jurors, inviting you to review the evidence, listen to the witnesses and reach a verdict if the accused is guilty of murder? 

"The Murder Trial Live" is a recreated murder trial delivering you an in-depth understanding of t
he British justice system. Jurors are required to witness the proceedings of the trial to formulate a deep understanding surrounding key moments, evidence and statements before opening a debate with their fellow Jurors, allowing them to reach a verdict.

Can you reach a verdict upon which you all agree?

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"Bloomin' Brilliant"


Deborah Meaden

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Step inside the UK's biggest inflatable arena...

We're proud to tour The Murder Trial Live in the UK's biggest purpose built inflatable arena. This state of the art structure is the only one of its kind in the UK, and engineered to our exact specification, providing a large open arena with no internal support using just the physics of air. The walls are 2m thick, the outside is white to reflect light and heat with a black trim inside for the show. With a single span roof, the structure can support a 2.5 ton rig suspended from the ceiling. 

It takes our team of competent site crew, structural engineers, electricians, AV crew and customer service team a total of 1800 hours to build and install the show in this unique space. After the show closes on the final day, we do a "Houdini", moving on to a new location leaving no trace we were ever there!

Our specialist show vehicles provide on site power, water and all the facilities to make your experience with us as close to a real tour experience that we can. Be sure to visit the fully licensed bar and onsite food vendors when you visit. We install a level floor, and carpet the arena but please wear comfortable shoes as some parts of the floor might be uneven. 

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THE CASE

The Lancashire Ripper Murders

 

Between 1971 & 1992 Lancashire was rocked by a succession of female murders. The largest manhunt in criminal history was launched with the help of five police forces, despite this every lead yielded no results. For 20 years a murderer remained at large with the killing spree seemingly ending in 1991.

 

Following the discovery of a body in 2023 with all the hallmarks of the Lancashire Ripper and after almost 30 years without justice, a roadside stop in 2023 lead to a break through in the case. Decades of police work and advancements in science & evidence preservation have identified Martin Shuttington as a likely suspect.

He was arrested and charged with the murders of Deborah Walker, Susan Flemming, Rita Lola, Marie Baker, Jackie Moore and Susan Hartley between 1971 & 1992 and Leoni Dews in 2023.

The post-mortems telling and the forensics are strong, but with so much time passed, is Martin Shuttington the infamous Lancashire Ripper, a copycat killer or a wrong man.

The police have charged him with murder and he awaits his trial.

 

Innocent or guilty? You decide...

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BASED ON A TRUE STORY

WRITTEN BY REAL BARRISTERS

The 2025 show is based on the real life events of Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe, how he came to commit his crimes, the following investigation and litany of police failings which consequently allowed Sutcliffe to kill and kill again.

 

Sutcliffe was convicted of the murders of 13 women and for attempting to kill a further 7. ​The case was complex and riddled with police failing, for years we reigned terror over the community and his crimes shaped political decisions at the time.

This year we invite you to join the jury for The Lancashire Ripper Murders, is the man standing before you a historic cold killer who has killed once more, is he a copycat killer or is he an innocent man?

That decision is reserved for you!

 

Innocent or guilty? You decide...

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PRODUCED BY REAL BARRISTERS

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Visit the fully licensed bar inside the UK's biggest inflatable arena

AS SEEN ON BBC DRAGONS DEN

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1970's Lancashire Ripper goes on trial and police confident the case is finally solved!

The identity of the Lancashire Ripper can finally be revealed as Martin Shuttington, Shuttington was living in Burnley at the time and worked as a Train Driver for Intercity between London and Glasgow where it thought he met his victims. 

A recent murder in Staffordshire carrying all the hallmarks of the victims pre-1992 caused huge public interest causing the police to reopen the case. A roadside stop outside a train station in Lichfield following the discovery of a body some days prior lead police to interviewing  Martin Shuttington. 

Evidence including hair, DNA and semen preserved at the time and coupled with modern techniques have lead to police charging Shuttington. The trial begins in 2025. Gather your jury!

Hear the evidence, decide the facts. Look the defendant in the eye... innocent or guilty? You decide...

SHOWTIMES

Tickets give you access to the UK's biggest inflatable courtroom arena where you will find a fully licensed bar, street food vendors, your seat on the jury of 12, the live immersive show, all of the case evidence on the cinematic screens, your juror card and verdict sheet. 

You will be asked to consider the evidence set out before you and try the case on the facts alone. Hear the examination and cross-examination produced by real barristers before hearing from the defendant himself, finally retire to consider your position before delivering your jury verdict.

Your event will form one on a nationwide tour of over 200 live shows. See the national result of all of the events on our website at the end of this year's tour.

As close to Jury Service as you can get....

Parking & arrival

Be sure to pre-book onsite parking if you plan to drive, you can do this in advance here, or follow the link in your email.

You are the jury, you are the show! The show starts as soon as you step inside the arena. Please arrive no more than 30 minutes BEFORE your ticket time and no later than 30 mins past it. This is an immersive experience and run times can change so please ensure you give yourself plenty of time.

Friday Shows 

The verdict will be delivered by 10:30pm and the bar remains open until 11:00pm.

Saturday Shows

Matinees: the verdict will be delivered by 4:00pm

Main evening shows: the verdict will be delivered by 10:30pm and the bar remains open until 11:00pm.

Sunday shows

Matinees: the verdict will be delivered by 4:00pm

Main evening shows: the verdict will be delivered by 10:30pm and the bar closes early so be sure to have your order in by the interval

Need a wee?

As we're a touring show not all locations have on-site plumbing and drainage, so expect to find toilet facilities in line with other outdoor events or festivals.

Top tips for a great show...

  • Print your car park ticket before you arrive

  • Wear sensible shoes, leave the Louboutins' at home

  • If you like to make notes, bring a pen and paper, you can also purchase our packs at the bar to help you keep track of the case

  • The bar is cashless, we accept cards, contactless and Apple/Google pay

  • Wear layers, our arena is heated but the Great British Weather can be unpredictable

  • People tell us they'd like a cushion, we encourage you to bring a cushion to make your experience just a bit more comfy

  • The bar is well stocked and we only serve premium drinks, please note bag checks and revenue protection operate at this event, bringing your own food or drink into the arena is not permitted.

  • All shows are access friendly and our crew will go the extra mile to make your experience first-class

  • The fully licensed bar will remain open after the event alongside music to enjoy and the opportunity to take photos in court.

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On tour with us, hand picked fresh street food vendors

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