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'Nightmare at Nightschool' by Jane Morris

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Nightmare at Nightschool by Jane Morris
A Murder Mystery for a private party or small gathering
by Jane Morris
What's It All About?
  • A Murder Mystery which could be used at a private party (with guests taking roles) or performed to an audience
  • The cast perform a script
  • The cast question one another based on their character briefs
  • The audience members (if any) question the cast
  • The audience (or party guests) try to work out whodunnit

What Does Lazy Bee Scripts Provide?
Lazy Bee Scripts supplies a pack of material, including:-
  • An Overview for the Organiser, including
    • Guidelines for preparing the mystery
    • Alternative suggestions for running the mystery at a private party or in front of an audience
  • A "role pack" for each character
    • The scripted elements
    • A character brief
  • The Solution
    • An explanation of who dunnit and why!
  • Additional Materials
    • A newspaper cutting and a couple of incriminating letters!
What's an Interactive Murder Mystery?
  • A combination of drama from an acting company and detective work from the audience (or party guests)
  • In this case
    • The event is a pre-Christmas party for members of two nightschool French classes
    • The 'acting company' (the guests, if this is played at a private party) take the roles of a couple of teachers and their adult students
    • The 'acting company' play a brief scripted dialogue, then interrogate each other to solve a murder mystery
  • This Mystery Needs
    • An 'acting company' of 1 man and 17 women
    • No specific set or furniture
  • Estimated run times (which may vary enormously!)
    • Scripted elements: 15 minutes
    • Audience interrogation: 15 minutes
Want to know more? Download the (pdf) Taster Pack
What's the Mystery Here?
A pre-Christmas party for Josette's French evening class and Shirley's English and citizenship group becomes hazardous when the lights go out on the entrance steps. The fifteen ladies of the class arrive and seem safe, and Stan the caretaker is repairing the fault. Everyone makes an entrance – except Max.
What has befallen Max, and why? The others need to determine the answer to this mystery by careful questioning.
'Nightmare at Nightschool' - Pricing and Buying
Lazy Bee Scripts charges two fees:-
  • A flat fee of £15.00 for the Murder Mystery Pack
    • Download from the Lazy Bee Scripts web site as a zip file
    • Contains master files of all essential materials
    • Can be used multiple times by your acting company (but you need a performance licence for each performance)
  • A fee of £20.00 for each performance to an audience (regardless of the audience size)
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