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'Death at the Tenth' by Archie Wilson

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Death at the Tenth by Archie Wilson
by Archie Wilson
What's It All About?
  • A Murder Mystery for an acting company to perform to an audience
  • The actors improvise the dialogue based on plot and character briefs provided by Lazy Bee Scripts
  • A detective interrogates the suspects (who improvise their responses based on character briefs)
  • The audience members question the cast
  • The audience 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
    • Suggested timings
  • A "narrative arc" for the mystery
    • Key plot points
    • Essential events
  • Character Briefs for each character
    • Character description
    • Character history
    • Motivation
  • The Solution
    • A final scripted scene
  • Additional Materials
    • Detective Sheets for the audience to submit their accusations
Note that Lazy Bee Scripts does not provide a script for the dialogue.
Because the actors are interacting with the audience, it is not possible to stick to a fixed script. Instead the actors improvise dialogue based on the "narrative arc."
What's an Interactive Murder Mystery?
  • A combination of drama from an acting company and detective work from the audience
  • In this case
    • Herbert Gloom, green keeper at the Primrose Hill Golf Club, has harboured a grudge against the entire club committee
    • The annual Club Dinner is the perfect opportunity to present his evidence of fraud, etc.
    • During the evening he goes out of his way to be obnoxious to both committee and guests ending with a tirade against everyone present, with desperate effects.
  • This Mystery Needs
    • An 'acting company' of 5 men and 4 women
    • No specific set or furniture
  • Estimated run times (which may vary enormously!)
    • Improvised elements: 70 minutes
    • Audience interrogation: 10 minutes
Want to know more? Download the (pdf) Taster Pack
What's the Mystery Here?
Green keeper Herbert Gloom has long harboured a grudge against the Primrose Hill Golf Club committee. He has been gathering evidence against each one of them. But someone has a grudge against Herbert as well, and the dinner is also an opportunity for murder...
The following are present at the club's annual dinner:
Major Winstanton-Bromley Club Captain. A retired army major, married to...
Lady Dorothy Winstanton-Bromley The Lady Captain of the Golf Club. Formerly Lady Patterson-Peacock of Peacock Hall.
Damien Francis The Primrose Hill Club Professional, sponsored by Better Balls Golf Clubs.
Anita Throckmorton Club Secretary, a lady member of the Golf Club.
Sheila Sotterley Club Treasurer and committee member. She lives in Primrose Hill
Herbert Gloom Green Keeper. Herbert lives on the grounds with his wife..
Doris Gloom Herbert's wife and club housekeeper. Also acts as secretary to Lady Winstanton-Bromley.
Rodger Rodgers Club President. Regularly donates to the club, and owns three fine sets of Better Balls clubs.
At the dinner, Herbert Gloom sparks a series of arguments but things get worse when a body is discovered! Enter Super Sleuth Sherbert Holmes to help the guests solve a dastardly murder!
'Death at the Tenth' - 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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