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'The Elvis Presley Convention' by Archie Wilson

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The Elvis Presley Convention by Archie Wilson
by Archie Wilson
What's It All About?
  • A Murder Mystery for an acting company to perform to an audience
  • A mix of scripted elements and improvisation based on plot and character briefs
  • 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
  • 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
    • An audience sheet, introducing the Elvis Presley Convention and the competition for the best impersonator
      “Whodunnit” sheets for guests to complete
What's an Interactive Murder Mystery?
  • A combination of drama from an acting company and detective work from the audience
  • In this case
    • A convention of BEPAS - the British Elvis Presley Appreciation Society - complete with an Elvis look-alike and sound-alike competition.
    • The actors play the competing Elvises and their associated Priscillas.
    • The audience are delegates at the convention who judge the competition!
  • This Mystery Needs
    • An 'acting company' of 6 men and 5 women
    • No specific set or furniture
  • Estimated run times (which may vary enormously!)
    • Scripted elements: 20 minutes
    • Improvised elements: 55 minutes
    • Audience interrogation: 10 minutes
Want to know more? Download the (pdf) Taster Pack
What's the Mystery Here?
It is time for the annual Elvis Presley Convention to find out which of the King’s pretenders can claim his crown for this year. But with a killer in their midst, the party is about to be All Shook Up!
Attending the convention:
Wally Mulligan Founder and chairman of BEPAS - the British Elvis Presley Appreciation Society. Managing Director of Mulligan's Marvels, “sweet manufacturers to the stars”.
Winifred Horncastle Long-term member of BEPAS and Finance Director of Mulligan's Marvels.
Gladys Raynor A Member of BEPAS. Former sales girl for Mulligan's Marvels.
Richard Winslade A relatively new member. Managing Director of Winslade's Pharmaceuticals and a qualified pharmacist.
Angela Mitchell A Long-term member. Closet lesbian. Deputy manager at Winslade's Pharmaceuticals.
Darren Destry Long-term member. A labourer at both Mulligan's Marvels and Winslade's Pharmaceuticals.
Sophie Hastings One of the founders of the Elvis Presley Convention. Part time sweet taster at Mulligan's Marvels.
Byron Bradley Joined BEPAS shortly after it was formed. Works at Porton Down as a toxicologist.
Georgina Gravison Not a member; in fact, she hates Elvis Presley's music. Receptionist at Winslade's Pharmaceuticals.
Roland Rickman A Professional Elvis Impersonator. He registered with the convention just two weeks ago in order to enter the competition, but failed to tell them he is a professional.
Enter the redoubtable DCI Sherbert Holmes, super sleuth, to track down the murderer with the help of the guests, and have the guilty party doing the Jailhouse Rock!
'The Elvis Presley Convention' - 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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