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'A Legendary Death' by Giles Black

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A Legendary Death by Giles Black
by Giles Black
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
    • Guidelines for running the mystery
    • Suggested timings
  • The script for 2 scenes
  • Character Briefs for each character
    • Character description
    • Character history
    • Motivation
  • The Solution
    • A final scripted scene
  • Additional Materials
    • Written Clues
    • 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 acting company perform a scripted opening scene, at the end of which a murder is discovered so the cast are taken off to be questioned by the police
    • Meanwhile some of the police's evidence is shared with the audience by means of a series of written briefs
    • The audience have the opportunity to question the suspects and try to spot the murderer
    • The acting company performs a final scripted scene in which the murderer is revealed
  • This Mystery Needs
    • An 'acting company' of 6 men and 3 women
    • One set comprising furniture and flats or backdrops
  • Estimated run times (which may vary enormously!)
    • Scripted elements: 35 minutes
    • Audience interrogation: 10 minutes
Want to know more? Download the (pdf) Taster Pack
What's the Mystery Here?
Professor Rupert Theakston is conceited, ambitious, extremely telegenic and a rising star in the world of television history. Tonight he is in the studios of Archaeology Quest where he will discuss his latest discovery, the legendary sword of Damocles. Meeting him - and in some cases, confronting him - there are:-
Professor Earnest Checkwell - The leading expert in the field of classical weaponry
Professor Spaghetti - Italian archaeologist. He represents the Italian Government Archaeological Department and is carrying out his own investigation into what happened in Sicily.
Lady Threadneedle – Financial sponsor of the expedition to Sicily. She is big in the city and acts accordingly. When she wants something she tends to go out and get it.
Deborah Digger - Professor Theakston’s assistant. In her personal life, she is a very easygoing girl who seems to have a thing about academics.
Mrs Theakston – Professor Theakston’s wife. After years of tolerating herself centred and conceited husband, she is now furious that he is about to leave her for another woman.
Inspector Timespast - of the Antiquities Squad. Delighted to have a murder to investigate at last!
Michael Lee-Fone - The Presenter of ‘Archaeology Quest’, worried about the show’s falling ratings.

Helping things run smoothly give or take the odd murder is the Director of Archaeology Quest - who has a minor scripted role (not a suspect) and can act as a facilitator for the audience parts of the mystery.
'A Legendary Death' - 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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