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'Good Deeds, Deadly Deeds' by Karen Ince

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Good Deeds, Deadly Deeds by Karen Ince
A Dinner Theatre Murder Mystery
by Karen Ince
What's It All About?
  • A Murder Mystery for an acting company to perform to an audience
  • The cast perform a script
  • 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 "role pack" for each character
    • The scripted elements for 2 scenes
    • A character brief
  • The Solution - 6 different endings (to allow multiple performances without spoilers!)
    • An explanation of who dunnit and why!
  • Additional Materials
    • Set plans - for the audience to see the location of the murder.
    • 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
    • The event is run during a meal as a mixture of a set drama and interaction between players and audience
    • Two acts of drama are played out before the audience; the second act takes place at a 'charity dinner and fun casino' event, where the audience are also guests
    • The acting company perform the two acts, at the end of which a murder takes place
    • Eye witnesses come forward
      The suspects are identified and interrogated by the audience
      The audience try to spot the murderer
  • This Mystery Needs
    • An 'acting company' of 11 people, including at least 3 men and 4 women
    • 2 sets including furniture
  • Estimated run times (which may vary enormously!)
    • Scripted elements: 80 minutes
    • Improvised elements: 5 minutes
    • Audience interrogation: 10 minutes
Want to know more? Download the (pdf) Taster Pack
What's the Mystery Here?
Chris is a successful businessman, recently widowed, living with his daughter Becca. Their life is interrupted by the arrival of his late wife's long-lost cousin, Nigel. In spite of arguments and suspicious behaviour, Nigel joins Chris and Becca's party and a charity dinner and casino event, organised by their friend, Helen. At the charity dinner, (in addition to the audience!) the guests include:
Chris a middle-aged, widower, successful businessman.
Becca Chris's daughter. Returned home to live after university, working as a junior reporter on the local paper.
Viv Chris's cleaner. Prefers to be called a housekeeper and would prefer to be thought of as part of the family.
Jackie their neighbour. Was the best friend of Angela, Chris's late wife. A fussy, 'mother-hen' type, especially with Becca.
Barry Jackie's husband. A bit of a drinker, gambler.
Helen A glamorous local do-gooder, very active in raising money for charity. The hostess of the charity dinner and casino
Nigel the long-lost cousin of Chris's late wife. A ladies man on a visit from South Africa.
Master of Ceremonies who controls the proceedings
Eyewitness One
Eyewitness Two
Eyewitness Three
Half way through the charity dinner, what could be a jolly evening is marred - by the discovery of a body...
'Good Deeds, Deadly Deeds' - 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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