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'Mystic Myrtle' by Richard Adams

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Mystic Myrtle by Richard Adams
Mystic Myrtle
by Richard Adams
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 10 scenes
  • The Solution
    • A final scripted scene
  • Additional Materials
    • 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
    • Detective Chief Inspector Cleveleys introduces the audience to some rum goings on.
    • The cast act-out the mystery on a set (furniture only) split into three areas - Mystic Myrtle's tent, a living room and a cafe/pub.
    • The audience get the change to interrogate the cast, then make their accusations.
    • The cast deliver the solution in a final scripted scene.
  • This Mystery Needs
    • An 'acting company' of 6 people, including at least 2 men and 3 women
    • One set comprising furniture
  • Estimated run times (which may vary enormously!)
    • Scripted elements: 55 minutes
    • Audience interrogation: 10 minutes
Want to know more? Download the (pdf) Taster Pack
What's the Mystery Here?
Visiting a fortune teller is usually a bit of harmless fun, but in this case, it leads to murder. But we're getting a bit ahead of ourselves here. Let's meet the dramatis personae
There's Laura Dent on a visit to the fortune teller
Lionel Dent Laura's insurance salesman husband
Mystic Myrtle she of the crystal ball
Hubert Leniewski Mystic Myrtle's husband, though strangely, she never foresaw that he would be a slob
Joyce Lawson Laura's younger sister
And finally, helping the audience make sense of it all, Detective Chief Inspector Ben Cleveleys
It seems that each party has motives for hating one or more of the others, so who gets murdered? By whom? How? and Why? It's time for the audience to turn detective.
'Mystic Myrtle' - 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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