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'Anne Gets Cleaved' by Die Laughing Murder Mysteries

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Anne Gets Cleaved by Die Laughing Murder Mysteries
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
    • Calling cards for the assassin The Thrush
    • Printable Table Cards listing the characters
    • Parchment promoting Cardinal Syn’s religious relics
    • A page from the manuscript ‘Fifty Shades of Lady Jane Grey'
    • 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
    • A banquet held in honour of Henry VIII, whose considerable presence is expected at any moment!
    • Assembles are nobles, a cardinal and a court jester - but amongst them lurks a deadly assassin
    • After a speech from the host, and a sales pitch from the cardinal, the gathering degenerates, with arguments and inappropriate behaviour
    • When one of the assembly falls down dead, the assassin's calling card is found. Can the audience - below the salt - solve the crime?
  • This Mystery Needs
    • An 'acting company' of 4 men and 2 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?
The year is 1526 in the reign of King Henry VIII. The king is on tour, and his arrival at a manor house is eagerly anticipated.
There we find:
Sir John Veillance Lord of the Manor and host of the event
Lady Margaret, his wife
Cardinal Syn An Italian, paying a visit from Rome
Elvis Priestly, a jester from the royal court, providing entertainment for the feast
But what's this? Gatecrashers at a banquet for the king?
Thomas Easily a wealthy and respected gentleman, forced to stop after an accident to his carriage
Anne Easily Thomas’ beautiful young bride
A chance to meet the monarch means that there is a palpable sense of excitement, but the talk on everyone's lips is of The Thrush, a deadly assassin whose recent murders have cast a long shadow. As the evening progresses and the King has not arrived, tempers fray, until one of the party falls victim to poison - and on the body is found the assassin’s trademark calling card!
'Anne Gets Cleaved' - 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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