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'Murder in Hollywood' by Giles Black

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Murder in Hollywood 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 scripted scene
  • The Solution
    • Explained by the detective
  • Additional Materials
    • The Hollywood police have found copies of four letters, germane to their investigation.
    • 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
    • Enter Lieutenant Oscar Winner of the Hollywood police who briefs the audience with some information gathered by the police, then invites them to interrogate the suspects.
    • After the interrogation, the audience make their accusations, following which Lt Winner presents his conclusions and reveals the murderer.
  • This Mystery Needs
    • An 'acting company' of 8 to 10 people, including at least 3 men and 3 women
    • One set comprising furniture and flats or backdrops
  • Estimated run times (which may vary enormously!)
    • Scripted elements: 30 minutes
    • Audience interrogation: 20 minutes
Want to know more? Download the (pdf) Taster Pack
What's the Mystery Here?
Megalomaniac film director Mickey Moviemaker has a questionable approach to film making, accounting and his private life. Not only have such tactics made him many enemies, but new tensions arise as he battles to create his latest epic, a radical reworking of the life of Joan of Arc.
On the set we find...
Mickey Moviemaker Director of The Adventures of Joan of Arc
Caroline Stardust once a famous actress, now attempting a comeback
Rocky Craggs the leading man and still a famous actor
Sam Shakespeare Moviemaker's put-upon script writer
Charlie Cashcow financial backer for the project
Masie Makeover a wannabe starlet
Addie Minn Mickey’s very personal assistant
Lieutenant Oscar Winner a hard-bitten detective of the Hollywood Homicide Squad
So what are the homicide squad doing on the set of a movie?
Well, there's been a murder...
'Murder in Hollywood' - 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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