Murder Mysteries

Scenarios for staging "Whodunnit" events and Party Packs for "Murder Mystery Dinners"
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Different Types of Murder Mysteries
It is possible to stage murder mysteries in a variety of ways.  So what do you want?  We offer:-
Murder Mystery Party Packs
  • A murder mystery for a dinner party or other small gathering where the guests act-out the mystery and try to guess "whodunnit"
  • Whilst there may be a scene-setting script, the "players" work from role information, character back-stories and lines of interaction with other characters
  • Generally used for "closed party" events (where the party guests play roles and try to solve the mystery) but in some cases could be used by a mixture of "actors" and other guests
  • Find more about Murder Mystery Party Packs here
  • Buy them on our Murder Mystery Sales page (where they are mixed with the Murder Mystery Event Scenarios)
Murder Mystery Event Scenarios
  • At a murder mystery event, the actors mingle with the "guests" (audience) and improvise dialogue based on a scenario. 
  • The actors know the plot, the guests have to guess "who dunnit"
  • Find more about Murder Mystery Event Scenarios here
  • Buy them on our Murder Mystery Sales page (where they are mixed with the Murder Mystery Party Packs)
Dinner Theatre Murder Mysteries
  • At a murder mystery event, the actors perform a scripted dialogue, then  either the actors mingle with the "guests" (audience) and improvise responses to audience questions based on "character briefs" or the audience is given other material to deduce whodunnit
  • The actors (generally) know the plot, the guests have to guess "who dunnit"
  • Find more about Dinner Theatre Murder Mysteries here
Murder Mystery Plays
  • A company of actors perform a fully scripted play in front of an audience.
  • Generally not designed for interactivity with the audience (though in some cases, an interval can be used for the audience to guess "whodunnit")
  • Find them (and read them online) via our play script search engine (search using the "whodunnit" button)
  • Find the prices and buy them via our script pricing page
Murder Mysteries Party Packs
About the Party Packs
The scenarios are designed for Murder Mystery parties at which the party guests play roles in order to solve a murder mystery.  Each guest has individual role information and lines of inquiry or interrogation for their interactions with the other guests

Lazy Bee Scripts provides party packs (containing the necessary material for the organiser and guests).  Normally, these are performed within a "closed party" (for which there is no need for an additional "performance licence"), however it is also possible to use the Party Packs in circumstances where a small company of actors play the roles in front of a wider company of guests.  These circumstances are covered by an additional "performance licence".
 
What's available?
So far, the published Murder Mystery Party Pack is:-
"Christmas on Croma Isle" by Jane Morris
"Nightmare at Nightschool" by Jane Morris
"Pub Mystery" by Sean Dooley

Others are in the pipeline.
Buy Murder Mystery Party Packs Here!
Murder Mysteries Scenarios
About the Scenarios
The scenarios are designed for Murder Mystery events (usually dinners) at which the actors interact with the guests. One or more "murders" takes place during the course of the event, and the guests have to work out "who dunnit".
Given the interactive nature of the events, there is no fixed script! The actors are provided with a narrative arc ("the plot"!) and character information, and they improvise dialogue - with each other and with the audience - to make it all happen!

Lazy Bee Scripts provides events packs (containing the necessary material for the actors), and licences to perform the scripts.
 
What's available?
So far, the published Murder Mystery Event scenarios are:-
"M'Nango Valley" by Really Horrid Productions
"Murder at the Manor" by Really Horrid Productions
"Mates Meet Again" by Really Horrid Productions
"A Recipe for Murder" by Really Horrid Productions
"Media Murder" by Really Horrid Productions
"Theatre of Horror" by Really Horrid Productions
"Pass the Poison" by Jenny Gilbert
"I'm Your Number One Fang" by Really Horrid Productions (perfect for Halloween or other horror events)
"Who Sleighed Santa" by Really Horrid Productions (a seasonal murder mystery scenario!)
"Robin Hood and His Merry Menace" by Die Laughing Murder Mysteries
"Poison by Numbers" by Jenny Gilbert
"Oliver with a Twist" by Die Laughing Murder Mysteries
"LepreCON" by Die Laughing Murder Mysteries
"Dead Men Don't Get Dessert" by Die Laughing Murder Mysteries
"Dial M for Monster" by Die Laughing Murder Mysteries
"They Never See It Coming" by Die Laughing Murder Mysteries


Others are in the pipeline.
Buy Murder Mystery Scenarios Here!
Dinner Theatre Murder Mysteries
About the Dinner Theatre Murder Mystery Packs
The scenarios are designed for dinner theatre, or similar events, where an acting company plays out a scripted dialogue and then mingles with the "audience", answering questions based on background briefs for their character.  Members of the audience have to try to solve the mystery before the guilty party is revealed by the cast (usually by way of a brief final scene).

Lazy Bee Scripts provides scenario packs (containing the scripted dialogue plus background briefs for each of the characters and other relevant materials), and licences to perform the scripts.
 
What's available?
The following Dinner Theatre Murder Mysteries are mainly scripted with either relatively short interrogations or written clues:-
"A Brief Period of Rejoicing" by Jane Morris
"Sudden Death at Thornbury Manor" by Chris Lewis and Carol Hutton
"Murder on the Menu" by Jane Morris
"Foulplay at Fotheringhay" by Jane Morris
"The Little Willey Murder" by Ian McCutcheon
"Letters in Evidence" by Jane Morris
"Good Deeds, Deadly Deeds" by Karen Foster
"A Frightful Evening" by Ian McCutcheon
"Bowing Out by Alan Robinson
"Dying For a Drink" by Ian McCutcheon
"Board to Death" by Ian McCutcheon
"A Legal Murder" by Ian McCutcheon
"Amdram is Murder" by Karen Foster
"Cold-Blooded Murder" by Ian McCutcheon
"A Legendary Death" by Giles Black

The following have shorter scripted sections followed by relatively long semi-scripted interrogations (led by a detective):-
"The Wedding Reception" by Archie Wilson
"The School Reunion" by Archie Wilson
"Death at the Tenth" by Archie Wilson
"The Elvis Presley Convention" by Archie Wilson
"The Wake" by Archie Wilson
"Ding Dong (or Murder at the Belfry)" by Archie Wilson


Others are in the pipeline.
Buy Dinner Theatre Murder Mystery Packs and Performance Licences Here!

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