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'Murder on the Menu' by Jane Morris

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Murder on the Menu by Jane Morris
A Dinner Theatre Mystery - where you might not want the dinner!
by Jane Morris
What's It All About?
  • A Murder Mystery for an acting company to perform to an audience
  • The cast perform a script
  • The audience try to work out whodunnit

What Does Lazy Bee Scripts Provide?
Lazy Bee Scripts supplies a pack of material, including:-
  • The scripted scene
  • The Solution
    • An explanation of who dunnit and why!
  • Additional Materials
    • Seven pieces of written evidence (e-mail, letters, a newspaper clipping, and two official reports)
    • A tie-breaker question (and the answer!)
    • Detective Sheets for the audience to submit their accusations
What's an Interactive Murder Mystery?
  • A combination of drama from an acting company and detective work from the audience
  • In this case
    • An evening at McMurdo Manor restaurant
    • The cast are a mixture of restaurant staff and diners
    • The audience are also diners at the restaurant (but take a tip from me and avoid the gazpacho)
  • This Mystery Needs
    • An 'acting company' of 5 men and 5 women
    • No specific set or furniture
  • Estimated run times (which may vary enormously!)
    • Scripted elements: 20 minutes
Want to know more? Download the (pdf) Taster Pack
What's the Mystery Here?
It's not quite a typical evening at the McMurdo Manor restaurant. The staff and diners at the restaurant include
Ricardo Poitier - the Head Waiter
Alexander Ustinov - Owner of the Restaurant
Anton Warmington - MP for Ashton North (twin brother of Alexander)
Catherine Warmington - His wife
Rachel Stamford - Anton's secretary
Nick Stamford - Rachel's husband
Rebecca Dray - Waitress
Alfie Dray - Rebecca's uncle
Tatiyana Smirnov - a Russian beauty
Mrs Grey - A mystery diner
The evening's dining is interrupted when one of the company is found murdered...
The suspects are taken away for interrogation by the police, leaving a set of written clues from which the audience must decide whodunnit
'Murder on the Menu' - Pricing and Buying
Lazy Bee Scripts charges two fees:-
  • A flat fee of £20.00 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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