Edinburgh Dungeon hosts special Easter show Death By Chocolate
- Rowena McIntosh
- 2 April 2015
Visit the Victorian sweet shop to hear the tale of Edinburgh’s own pantry poisoner
The season of chocolately delights is upon us, and to celebrate all things deathly sweet Edinburgh Dungeon has launched a show revealing the darker side of Easter. Visitors can enter the traditional Victorian sweet shop, where shelves groan with delectable treats and hear the story of menacing Eugene Marie Chantrelle. In 1878 the Edinburgh school teacher plotted to murder his wife, a former pupil, by poisoning her food in order to claim a large insurance policy he had taken out a year previously.
Johnny Campbell, general manager at the Edinburgh Dungeon, commented: ‘The chilling tale of Edinburgh’s own pantry poisoner is sure to leave guests with a bittersweet taste in their mouths.’
The Death By Chocolate shop experience runs until Sun 19 Apr in addition to the Dungeon’s regular tour. The 80-minute interactive adventure through 1,000 years of Scotland’s murkier history includes the tales of Sawney Beam, Burke and Hare and recent addition the Green Lady. Told by eleven actors, the show features special effects, an underground boat ride and drop ride Drop Dead.
Death By Chocolate, Edinburgh Dungeon, Edinburgh, until Sun 19 Apr