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More information about all the murder mysteries described below can be found on the Lazy Bee Scripts web site (click on the titles).
However, unlike the play scripts, we display 'tasters' instead of the entire contents because many groups run these competitively, and would not want their audiences to be able to find out whodunnit in advance!
Prices and licensing arrangements can be found on the detailed pages or by clicking on the "Price" links.

Scripts 1 to 10 of 63
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Act of Union by Adam Croft
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7.
Run TimeScripted Dialogue: 0 minutes. Improvised Dialogue: 30 minutes. Audience Interrogation: 0 minutes.
StyleA Murder Mystery for an acting company to perform to an audience. The actors improvise the dialogue based on plot and character briefs. The audience members have to work out whodunnit.
SynopsisAs the guests assemble for the reception following the wedding of Gary and Victoria Sponge, family feuds and class divides rise to the surface with a fiery passion. After all, blood is thicker than water… An murder mystery improvised by the actors from a scenario and character briefs, and solved by the audience.
PriceScript pack: £15  Fee per performance to an audience: £20  Buy the pack and rights here.
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Amdram is Murder by Karen Ince
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8.
Run TimeScripted Dialogue: 60 minutes. Improvised Dialogue: 5 minutes. Audience Interrogation: 20 minutes.
StyleA Murder Mystery for an acting company to perform to an audience. The actors perform a script. The audience questions the suspects and tries to work out whodunnit.
SynopsisThe acting company take the roles of Marchfield Amateur Drama (MAD) a community theatre group rehearsing, of all things, a murder mystery and two acts of drama are played out before the audience - a typical village theatre. But underneath, jealousies lurk and the group harbours someone capable of murder! Rehearsals are interrupted by the news of an unexpected death. Three eye-witnesses come forward with information. Can the audience find out the truth?
PriceScript pack: £20  Fee per performance to an audience: £20  Buy the pack and rights here.
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Anne Gets Cleaved by Die Laughing Murder Mysteries
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6.
Run TimeScripted Dialogue: 0 minutes. Improvised Dialogue: 90 minutes. Audience Interrogation: 0 minutes.
StyleA Murder Mystery for an acting company to perform to an audience. The actors improvise the dialogue based on plot and character briefs. The audience members have to work out whodunnit.
SynopsisThe year is 1526 in the reign of King Henry VIII. The king is on tour, and his arrival at a manor house is eagerly anticipated. There's a speech from the host and a dodgy cardinal selling relics, but before the King arrives, one of the guests is murdered and on the body is discovered the calling card of deadly assassin The Thrush
PriceScript pack: £20  Fee per performance to an audience: £20  Buy the pack and rights here.
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Board to Death by Ian McCutcheon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8.
Run TimeScripted Dialogue: 30 minutes. Improvised Dialogue: 0 minutes. Audience Interrogation: 0 minutes.
StyleA Murder Mystery for an acting company to perform to an audience. The actors perform a script. The audience members have to work out whodunnit.
SynopsisRicky T. Bridge is the owner and managing director of Health and Proficiency, a successful spa and fitness club. But his less than honest business dealings are about to be exposed at a potentially fatal board meeting...The Narrator, as master of ceremonies, distributes further evidence before the accusations, and revealing the solution at the end.
PriceScript pack: £20  Fee per performance to an audience: £20  Buy the pack and rights here.
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Bowing Out by Alan Robinson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 12.
Run TimeScripted Dialogue: 120 minutes. Improvised Dialogue: 0 minutes. Audience Interrogation: 0 minutes.
StyleA Murder Mystery for an acting company to perform to an audience. The actors perform a script. The audience questions the suspects and tries to work out whodunnit.
SynopsisThere's bitter rivalry amongst a group of faded actors and television stars. This is largely a scripted mystery, but the actors need to improvise responses to audience questions from character briefs.
PriceScript pack: £25  Fee per performance to an audience: £20  Buy the pack and rights here.
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A Brief Period of Rejoicing by Jane Morris
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8.
Run TimeScripted Dialogue: 25 minutes. Improvised Dialogue: 0 minutes. Audience Interrogation: 10 minutes.
StyleA Murder Mystery which could be used at a private party (with guests taking roles) or performed to an audience. The actors perform a script. The audience questions the suspects and tries to work out whodunnit.
SynopsisA VE Day party is interrupted when the local black-marketeer is found murdered.
PriceScript pack: £20  Fee per performance to an audience: £20  Buy the pack and rights here.
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Christmas on Croma Isle by Jane Morris
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4.
Run TimeScripted Dialogue: 10 minutes. Improvised Dialogue: 0 minutes. Audience Interrogation: 20 minutes.
StyleA Murder Mystery which could be used at a private party (with guests taking roles) or performed to an audience. The actors perform a script. The audience questions the suspects and tries to work out whodunnit.
SynopsisThe owner of a small, remote guesthouse and her guests meet on Christmas Eve - a gathering at which their tangled relationships come unravelled.
PriceScript pack: £15  Fee per performance to an audience: £20  Buy the pack and rights here.
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Cold-Blooded Murder by Ian McCutcheon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7.
Run TimeScripted Dialogue: 40 minutes. Improvised Dialogue: 0 minutes. Audience Interrogation: 0 minutes.
StyleA Murder Mystery for an acting company to perform to an audience. The actors perform a script. The audience members have to work out whodunnit.
SynopsisPearl Barley is a devious, scheming woman, who has tricked her husband Charlie into marriage, and is about to take him to the financial cleaners. She also plans to blackmail two ‘old friends.' So is she playing a dangerous game by inviting them to join her and Charlie for a weekend at their country home...?
PriceScript pack: £20  Fee per performance to an audience: £20  Buy the pack and rights here.
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Dead Men Don't Get Dessert by Die Laughing Murder Mysteries
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7.
Run TimeScripted Dialogue: 0 minutes. Improvised Dialogue: 90 minutes. Audience Interrogation: 0 minutes.
StyleA Murder Mystery for an acting company to perform to an audience. The actors improvise the dialogue based on plot and character briefs. The audience members have to work out whodunnit.
SynopsisBased in Chicago, 1929. A top secret meeting of the leading gangsters and criminal minds of the city has been organised by Sal Capone. The objective: to sign a syndicate pact to combine forces and unite against the Feds. But the arrival of PI Mike Slammer, a gumshoe hated by all the gang leaders present, changes the course of the evening. Slammer has an alarming revelation about an undercover Federal agent among the gathered fraternity.
PriceScript pack: £20  Fee per performance to an audience: £20  Buy the pack and rights here.
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Death at the Shangri-La by Roger Lee
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 12.
Run TimeScripted Dialogue: 70 minutes. Improvised Dialogue: 0 minutes. Audience Interrogation: 0 minutes.
StyleA Murder Mystery for an acting company to perform to an audience. The actors perform a script. The audience members have to work out whodunnit.
SynopsisIn the Shangri-La Residential Home Martha died, even before the rest of the residents finished breakfast. That was when the trouble really started. Jenny and Ray's main concern is filling the newly created vacancy - but why is Ray pointing a gun at Major Backhurst? What has Heather, the care assistant overheard? Has Cedric noticed something he shouldn’t? Why is Aggie so annoyed with Victoria? And what will the Vicar learn about the deceased?
PriceScript pack: £15  Fee per performance to an audience: £20  Buy the pack and rights here.
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