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'Death and Waxes' by Barry Wood

 
Death and Waxes by Barry Wood
by Barry Wood
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 4 scenes
  • The Solution
    • A final scripted scene
  • Additional Materials
    • There's a whisker-themed quiz for the audience (possibly to be used as a tie-breaker).
    • 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
    • After the MC's introduction, a cast with a lot of facial hair performs three scenes after which a murder is discovered.
    • There's a further scene of interrogation from Detectives Sutherland and Hopper before the audience make their (written) accusations.
    • All is revealed in a final scripted scene.
  • This Mystery Needs
    • An 'acting company' of 13 to 14 people, including at least 6 men and 5 women
    • One set comprising furniture
  • Estimated run times (which may vary enormously!)
    • Scripted elements: 90 minutes
Want to know more? Download the (pdf) Taster Pack
What's the Mystery Here?
Competitors and guests are arriving in Edinburgh for the International Moustache Championships, but there's a deranged serial killer on the loose. Someone who steals the moustaches from his victims! The people gathering for the event include:-
Freya Yorke criminology student and part-time barmaid.
English competitor, Anthony Pratt
Sarah Pratt Anthony's wife.
Representing Germany, Herr Lip
Hannah Lip his wife.
From Texas, Trixie Steinbeck with her sister
Emmylou Steinbeck together, the first female competitors at the event!
From France, Hugo Dubois the face of ‘Ackermann’s Exquisite Moustache Wax’
The current champion is Scottish competitor Douglas Palmer hence his home nation is staging the event.
Things get a little hairy as three detectives get involved after a murder is discovered, but it really needs the audience to sort it all out!
There is a Master of Ceremonies with a partially scripted role and even an optional character to add to the confusion!
'Death and Waxes' - Pricing and Buying
Lazy Bee Scripts charges two fees:-
  • A flat fee of £22.00 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 £35.00 for each performance to an audience (regardless of the audience size)
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