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Theatre of Horror by Really Horrid Productions
A Scenario for a Murder Mystery Event
by Really Horrid Productions
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
  • 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
    • Printable table cards, a show poster and a 'dodgy' DVD cover
    • 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 event is a dinner to announce the forthcoming new season’s programme by the Style Theatre Company, a repertory theatre group which has seen better days. There are high expectations for the new sea
    • The 'audience' has the role of the people invited to the launch of the new season – valued sponsors and patrons of the theatre company.
    • As the actors progress with the unveiling of the programme, the plot mystery develops until one of the characters is found murdered...
  • This Mystery Needs
    • An 'acting company' of 7 to 8 people, including at least 3 men and 4 women
    • No specific set or furniture
  • Estimated run times (which may vary enormously!)
    • Improvised elements: 80 minutes
Want to know more? Download the (pdf) Taster Pack
What's the Mystery Here?
Richard Venables, artistic director of the Style Theatre Company has invited an audience of valued patrons and a number of special guests to announce the new season’s schedule.
In addition to Richard, other notable guests at the dinner include:
Liam Dwyer: Theatre investor and business man who has put up a large sum of money for the new season.
Margot Arnold: Prima donna and leading lady of the company.
Lily Turner: PA to Mr Venables.
Brett Brown: Heart-throb actor and leading man of the company.
Susi Brown: Actress, dancer and the rising star of the company.
Annabelle Dwyer: A famous actress of stage and film and Liam’s wife.
What should be a cause for celebration quickly descends into chaos as what Richard reveals is not quite what everyone expected! Sordid secrets, recriminations and blackmail finally end in a double murder!
'Theatre of Horror' - 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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