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'Christmas on Croma Isle' by Jane Morris

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Christmas on Croma Isle 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 suggested lines of enquiry and responses from 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
    • Guidelines for running 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
    • Lines of enquiry for interrogation
  • The Solution
    • An explanation of who dunnit and why!
  • Additional Materials
    • A police investigation report (an interim piece of evidence)
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 break on a remote Scottish island
    • The party guests play the owner of a guest house and her visitors
    • The party guest play a brief scripted dialogue, then interrogate each other to solve a murder mystery
  • This Mystery Needs
    • An 'acting company' of 2 men and 2 women
    • No specific set or furniture
  • Estimated run times (which may vary enormously!)
    • Scripted elements: 10 minutes
    • Audience interrogation: 20 minutes
Want to know more? Download the (pdf) Taster Pack
What's the Mystery Here?
It is Christmas Eve on Croma Isle, Scotland. The Forest Park Guesthouse is an ideal retreat from hectic metropolitan lives. There we find
Anastasia Jonsonovski retired prima ballerina, ex-wife of BlythThursford, now owner of the guesthouse.
Helena Thursford Anastasia’s daughter, also a professional dancer.
Dr Nick Porton-Down a brilliant but secretive young scientist.
Lord Jock Stockbrig OBE successful businessman and millionaire.
The guests were due to leave the island today and return to London but the taxi hasn't arrived to take them to the harbour to catch the ferry.
What brought these people to Croma in the first place and how are their lives intertwined?
'Christmas on Croma Isle' - 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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