Lazy Bee Scripts
Audience-Participation Murder Mystery Search Results


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 21 to 30 of 68
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Foulplay at Fotheringhay by Jane Morris
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 10.
Run TimeScripted Dialogue: 30 minutes. Improvised Dialogue: 0 minutes. Audience Interrogation: 20 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.
SynopsisTomorrow will be Laura's 70th birthday and her 3 sons have arranged a treat. The family has rented a cottage, Castle Hall House, in the picturesque village of Fotheringhay. They plan to spend the weekend together, exploring the history of the area. The hall at Fotheringhay Castle was the scene of the trial of Mary Queen of Scots in 1586 and the scene of her execution in February 1587. Some may say she had committed treason – others may say she was murdered. But that trial is history now – there
PriceScript pack: £15  Fee per performance to an audience: £25  Buy the pack and rights here.
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A Frightful Evening by Ian McCutcheon
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7.
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.
SynopsisCourtney Fish is a crime writer, and although rich and famous she has a serious heart condition. The beneficiaries to her will are due to gather at her home, and someone’s in for a fatal shock.
PriceScript pack: £20  Fee per performance to an audience: £30  Buy the pack and rights here.
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Good Deeds, Deadly Deeds by Karen Ince
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11.
Run TimeScripted Dialogue: 80 minutes. Improvised Dialogue: 5 minutes. Audience Interrogation: 10 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.
SynopsisChris is a successful businessman, recently widowed, living with his daughter Becca. Their life is interrupted by the arrival of his late wife's long-lost cousin, Nigel. Nigel joins Chris and Becca at a 'charity dinner and casino event', organised by their friend, Helen. Half way through the charity dinner, what could be a jolly evening is marred - by the discovery of a body.
PriceScript pack: £20  Fee per performance to an audience: £35  Buy the pack and rights here.
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The Great British Bump-Off by Lesley Gunn
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10.
Run TimeScripted Dialogue: 40 minutes. Improvised Dialogue: 0 minutes. Audience Interrogation: 10 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.
SynopsisAs baking fever hits the country, the village fete organisers in the village of Crabblebottom are delighted when celebrity chef Eduardo D’Angelo takes up residence and agrees to judge the annual cake baking competition. But this year there is a change of plan, as the bake-off turns into a bump-off.
PriceScript pack: £15  Fee per performance to an audience: £25  Buy the pack and rights here.
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The Hadleigh Hall Inheritance by Jos Biggs
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9.
Run TimeScripted Dialogue: 45 minutes. Improvised Dialogue: 0 minutes. Audience Interrogation: 5 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.
SynopsisMiss Frobisher is dying, and she has changed her will one final time - and not to the liking of her family. The will won't be legal until the signing, tomorrow. Under these feverish circumstances, the family gathers and the result is murder...
Detectives Grabham and Bailey are called, but to solve the mystery, they need the help of the audience!
PriceScript pack: £15  Fee per performance to an audience: £25  Buy the pack and rights here.
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The Hit Man by Geoff Fulford
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 13.
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.
SynopsisA scripted Murder Mystery in which the audience deduce whodunnit. The Vestals were once an all-girl pop group. They had a number of hit records but broke up 25 years ago. Their manager, Orson, has invited then to his house for a reunionbut during the evening a lot of secrets from the past come out and it seems that there may well be something in Orson’s premonitions...
PriceScript pack: £15  Fee per performance to an audience: £30  Buy the pack and rights here.
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I'm Your Number One Fang by Really Horrid Productions
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 8.
Run TimeScripted Dialogue: 0 minutes. Improvised Dialogue: 80 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 head of Buena Pasta Pictures has invited an audience of valued movers and shakers of the movie world to attend a party to celebrate the imminent release of a new picture. The event descends into chaos when the movie trailer - and the picture itself - is revealled to be appalling! Accusations fly, tempers rise and finally we have a double murder!
PriceScript pack: £20  Fee per performance to an audience: £25  Buy the pack and rights here.
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An Inspector Pops In by Richard Adams
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9.
Run TimeScripted Dialogue: 70 minutes. Improvised Dialogue: 0 minutes. Audience Interrogation: 5 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.
SynopsisDetective Inspector Ben Cleveleys pops in and out of the action and the imagination of the entourage of an actor caught-up in a tangled case of murder.
PriceScript pack: £15  Fee per performance to an audience: £30  Buy the pack and rights here.
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A Legal Murder by Ian McCutcheon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7.
Run TimeScripted Dialogue: 55 minutes. Improvised Dialogue: 0 minutes. Audience Interrogation: 0 minutes.
StyleA Murder Mystery for an acting company to perform to an audience. A mix of scripted elements and improvisation based on plot and character briefs. The audience members have to work out whodunnit.
SynopsisHugh Balls is the senior partner in a firm of solicitors. But he has made many enemies among the staff. Several are angry enough to want to kill him. Is Balls about to come to a shocking end? The script also calls for a Narrator who acts as a master of ceremonies, distributing further evidence before the accusations, and revealing the solution at the end.
PriceScript pack: £20  Fee per performance to an audience: £30  Buy the pack and rights here.
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A Legendary Death by Giles Black
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9.
Run TimeScripted Dialogue: 35 minutes. Improvised Dialogue: 0 minutes. Audience Interrogation: 10 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.
SynopsisProfessor Rupert Theakston is conceited, ambitious, extremely telegenic and a rising star in the world of television history. Tonight he is in the studios of Archaeology Quest where he will discuss his latest discovery, the legendary sword of Damocles. Helping things run smoothly - give or take the odd murder is the Director of Archaeology Quest (who has a minor scripted role - not a suspect - and can act as facilitator for the audience parts of the mystery).
PriceScript pack: £20  Fee per performance to an audience: £25  Buy the pack and rights here.
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