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'Curiosity Killed the Caretaker' by Patricia Gay

 
Curiosity Killed the Caretaker by Patricia Gay
by Patricia Gay
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 3 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
    • A dinner theatre murder mystery set in the 1950s in the reception area of a faded hotel.
    • The cast play three scripted scenes (probably punctuated by audience dining).
    • The audience deduce the murderer from clues in the performance.
    • The cast play-out a final scene, confirming (or not) the audience's suspicions
  • This Mystery Needs
    • An 'acting company' of 4 men and 7 women
    • One set comprising furniture and flats with practical doors/windows
  • Estimated run times (which may vary enormously!)
    • Scripted elements: 50 minutes
Want to know more? Download the (pdf) Taster Pack
What's the Mystery Here?
The year is 1953, a week after the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. The Jubilee Hotel for Retired Gentlewomen is reeling from the shock of a murder on its premises. Billy King, the Caretaker has been found dead in his workshop. Investigating the crime is Detective Inspector Daniel Prince. He encounters:-
The hotel proprietor, Daphne Duke
Queenie Squires - the Cockney hotel maid
Pamela Earl, nicknamed Pearl - a dithery hotel resident
The smooth-talking Raymond Lord - Daphne's brother
Lady Hilary Highcastle - hotel resident
The sisters, Lottie and Dottie Knight - hotel residents
The energetic Bunty Bashford-Noble - hotel resident
Charlie Crown - an interfereing newspaper reporter
Kenny Royle - the surly plumber.
Inspector Prince is convinced that one of them did the deed? But who? Can the audience spot the clues?
'Curiosity Killed the Caretaker' - 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 £30.00 for each performance to an audience (regardless of the audience size)
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