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'Cold-Blooded Murder' by Ian McCutcheon

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Cold-Blooded Murder by Ian McCutcheon
by Ian McCutcheon
What's It All About?
  • A Murder Mystery for an acting company to perform to an audience
  • The cast perform a script
  • 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
  • The script for 2 scenes
  • The Solution
    • A final scripted scene
  • Additional Materials
    • Four pieces of evidence
    • 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
    • The cast are taken off to be questioned by the police and meanwhile the police's evidence is shared with the audience by means of a series of written briefs
    • The audience try to spot the murderer
    • The acting company (in this case the MC) performs a final scripted scene in which the murderer is revealed
  • This Mystery Needs
    • An 'acting company' of 5 men and 2 women
    • One set comprising furniture and practical doors/windows
  • Estimated run times (which may vary enormously!)
    • Scripted elements: 40 minutes
Want to know more? Download the (pdf) Taster Pack
What's the Mystery Here?
Pearl Barley is a devious, scheming woman, who has tricked her husband Charlie into marriage, and is about to take him to the financial cleaners. She also plans to blackmail two ‘old friends.' So is she playing a dangerous game by inviting them to join her and Charlie for a weekend at their country home...? Pearl's guests are:
Charlie Barley
Chester Drawes
Sam Pulbottle
Rick O'Shea
Isla White
The script also calls for a Master of Ceremonies whose role includes distributing further evidence before the accusations, and revealing the solution at the end.
'Cold-Blooded Murder' - 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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