Lazy Bee Scripts
Scripted 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.

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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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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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Death By Paintbrush by Lesley Gunn
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9.
Run TimeScripted Dialogue: 55 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.
SynopsisLord Rothersfield's will, and with it the fate of his family, depends on the death of his wife. A household gathering for a portrait is interrupted by an unexpected death. Inspector Moody and PC Sullen investigate - with help from the audience.
PriceScript pack: £15  Fee per performance to an audience: £20  Buy the pack and rights here.
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Death on Delivery by Richard Adams
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8.
Run TimeScripted Dialogue: 45 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 questions the suspects and tries to work out whodunnit.
SynopsisThe widowed Ada has moved in with her dottie sister, Annie. Ada is distracted from writing her will because someone keeps delivering groceries that they haven't ordered. So what's going on? Why does this lead to murder? Can the audience, with the help of Detective Chief Inspector Cleveleys, solve the mystery?
PriceScript pack: £15  Fee per performance to an audience: £20  Buy the pack and rights here.
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Ding Dong or Murder at the Belfry by Archie Wilson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10.
Run TimeScripted Dialogue: 0 minutes. Improvised Dialogue: 90 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.
SynopsisSACS, a bell-ringing society have won a prestigious competition in Oxford. They throw a party to celebrate their triumph, inviting the whole church congregation. During the celebrations the door bursts open and a ringer from a rival group, barges in accusing SACS of stealing her society’s composer. An 'accident' follows. Super sleuth Sherbert Holmes is needed to help the guests solve a dastardly murder!
PriceScript pack: £15  Fee per performance to an audience: £20  Buy the pack and rights here.
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Downtown Crabbey by Joanne Mercer
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4.
Run TimeScripted Dialogue: 15 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 members have to work out whodunnit.
SynopsisIt is around 1900. A Hotel Inspector is due to inspect Downtown Crabbey, a hotel designed for young American travellers to feel at home in London. His arrival is causing something of a panic, but before he can complete his work, events take an unfortunate turn…
PriceScript pack: £15  Fee per performance to an audience: £20  Buy the pack and rights here.
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An Extortionate Death by Ian McCutcheon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7.
Run TimeScripted Dialogue: 25 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 questions the suspects and tries to work out whodunnit.
SynopsisAccomplished professional blackmailer, Jack Hammer is normally very careful never to meet his victims - or the police - but now he has invited a collection of his current targets to his country house. But far from blackmail, the result of the encounter is murder!
PriceScript pack: £20  Fee per performance to an audience: £20  Buy the pack and rights here.
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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: £20  Buy the pack and rights here.
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