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'A Murder Most Legal ' by Roger Lee

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A Murder Most Legal  by Roger Lee
A Murder Most Legal
by Roger Lee
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
    • 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
    • There is a drawing so that the audience can envisage the layout of the building adjacent to the reception area (the set).
    • 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 performs two scripted scenes, during which altercations take place in the reception area of legal firm McNee, Heath and Steed, leading to a murder.
    • Based on clues in the script, and a diagram of the offices of McNee, Heath and Steed, the audience make their accusations.
    • A final short scene reveals the murderer.
  • This Mystery Needs
    • An 'acting company' of 9 to 12 people, including at least 4 men and 4 women
    • One set comprising at least practical doors/windows
  • Estimated run times (which may vary enormously!)
    • Scripted elements: 60 minutes
Want to know more? Download the (pdf) Taster Pack
What's the Mystery Here?
Murdoch 'Doc' McNee is the less-than-competent senior partner in a legal practice. Things come to a head whilst his office is being decorated and he has to use the reception area where stroppy staff and difficult clients are bound on various collision courses. These include:
Leonard Saccharine a client waiting to discover the content of his father's will
Vanessa Littleton-Green Legal secretary
Frank Ellis the practice manager
Maggie Heath junior partner in the firm
Murdoch 'Doc' McNee senior partner (and Elvis fan)
Vic Steel Private Investigator and Maggie’s lodger
Marianne Saccharine Leonard’s wife
Beth Latham Leonard’s sister and business partner
The Decorator working in Doc's office
Things come to a head through a mixture of misdeeds, jealousy, greed, blackmail, unexpected encounters and infidelity - but which is the motive for murder?
'A Murder Most Legal ' - Pricing and Buying
Lazy Bee Scripts charges two fees:-
  • A flat fee of £15.00 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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