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'LepreCON' by Die Laughing Murder Mysteries

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LepreCON by Die Laughing Murder Mysteries
by Die Laughing Murder Mysteries
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
  • 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
    • Guidelines for running 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
    • An explanation of who dunnit and why!
  • Additional Materials
    • Table cards of the characters
    • Printable poster for the 'new film' about Finn McCool,
      Photographic 'proof' of Leprechauns
    • 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
    • The event is a meeting of LepreCON – the convention for believers in all things fairy!
    • They have a special guest tonight – a local born film star who is just making it big!
    • The performers will be dressed accordingly and there is scope for the audience to dress in appropriate themed costumes to add to the atmosphere.
    • As the actors progress with the evening, further revelations send the event spinning out of control until one of the characters is found murdered...
  • This Mystery Needs
    • An 'acting company' of 3 men and 3 women
    • No specific set or furniture
  • Estimated run times (which may vary enormously!)
    • Improvised elements: 100 minutes
Want to know more? Download the (pdf) Taster Pack
What's the Mystery Here?
At the monthly meeting of LepreCON – a group for those who celebrate fairies, pixies and other fair folk, the members are shocked to hear that two of their company have finally tracked down a Leprechaun, claimed his pot of gold and will be using their new found wealth to start a new life in the South of Spain. But it soon appears that this incredible source of the cash may not be true! Those involved are:
Judy Andrews The Chair-Fairy obsessed with all things Fairy!
Sharon Cook Occasional member and man-eater!
Nigel Andrews Judy's long suffering husband.
Mavis Benning Doug's wife who in not quite the mild mannered part time librarian she appears!
Doug Benning A council worker with a criminal secret!
Jamie Flint Movie star and tonight's special guest speaker.
Soon recriminations, revelations and dissent throw the meeting into chaos and before the evening is out, someone dies. But who committed the grisly deed?
'LepreCON' - 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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