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'A Murder Has Been Arranged' by Patricia Gay

 
A Murder Has Been Arranged 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 4 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
    • On a single stage set (representing a stately home reception room), the company act-out four scenes, during which a murder is discovered and ivestigated.
    • On the basis of what they have seen, teams from the audience write down their accusations (and the reasons for their deductions).
    • The acting company perform a final scripted scene in which the guilty party is revealed.
    • Prizes may be awarded for the best solutions from the audience.
  • This Mystery Needs
    • An 'acting company' of 10 people, including at least 4 men and 5 women
    • One set comprising furniture and flats or backdrops
  • Estimated run times (which may vary enormously!)
    • Scripted elements: 55 minutes
Want to know more? Download the (pdf) Taster Pack
What's the Mystery Here?
A marriage has been arranged between the offspring of wealthy rival developers, The ceremony is to be held at Castle Crantham, home of the Earl of Crantham, but all is not well. Milling around in advance of the wedding are
The Countess of Crantham the Earl's put-upon wife
Robert Bovis-Barratt forthright father of the bride
Along with his wife, Tracy Bovis-Barratt
Emerald Bovis-Barratt the reluctant bride-to-be
The boastful bridegroom, Persimmon (Perry) Walls-Wimpey
Quentin Wisp the flamboyant wedding planner
Of course, there are conflicts with the Earl's staff, Parsons the stiff-mannered butler
Nanny McFlea a sardonic Scotswoman
Mrs Fatmore the cheery Cockney cook.
But amongst those milling arround, there is a murderer and Inspector Gorse is called in to investigate - with a bit of help from the audience.
'A Murder Has Been Arranged' - 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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