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Dial M for Monster by Die Laughing Murder Mysteries
Dial M for Monster
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
    • A Leaflet about 'SCREAM'
    • Table cards, listing the key characters
    • A poster for 'Granny's New Fairy Tales'
    • 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 a Murder Mystery Event?
  • The audience members are brought together for a ficticious 'special event' (and encouraged to dress appropriately for the occasion). A murder takes place, which the participants are invited to solve.
  • In this case
    • The annual meeting of SCREAM!, the Secret Coven Reuniting Evil and Monsters
    • The performers are classic horror characters, and there is scope for the audience to dress in appropriate themed costumes to add to the atmosphere.
    • At the meeting, the wicked leader of SCREAM! plans to announce her retirement, whilst the rest of the gang eagerly await the anointing of her successor
    • Further revelations send the event spinning out of control until one of the characters is found murdered...
      Enter Van Helsing to help the audience
  • 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: 90 minutes
Want to know more? Download the (pdf) Taster Pack
What's the Mystery Here?
SCREAM!, the Secret Coven Reuniting Evil and Monsters holds an annual meeting to review the past year's mayhem and to look forward to the new.
The prominent guests include:-
Count Vlad Dracula The famous Vampire from Transylvania.
Dr Jekyll The Victorian scientist/inventor never far from his alter ego - Mr Hyde.
The Werewolf A vicious lycanthrope who likes having his tummy tickled!
The Bride of Frankenstein A collection of diverse female body parts given life!
Baba Yaga The feared Russian Witch.
Granny The little old lady, doyen of evil, who has ruled the organisation with an iron fist.
This time it's special. Their leader, the little old lady, is planning to retire. The top rank of the world of horror is there. However, Granny reveals that she has different ideas and all horror breaks loose, leading to murder! But by whom? Who can sort this out? Well, there's the famous vampire hunter Van Helsing, but he can't do anything without the help of... The audience!
'Dial M for Monster' - 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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