Lazy Bee Scripts
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 11 to 20 of 20
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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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Good Deeds, Deadly Deeds by Karen Ince
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: £20  Buy the pack and rights here.
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A Shotgun Wedding by Andrew Hull
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10.
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.
SynopsisIt's the wedding reception for entrepeneur John Davenport and his bride, Juliet, thirty years his junior. They're running late and tensions are running high. Insults in the wedding speeches don't help matters, and shortly afterwards, a shot rings out...
PriceScript pack: £20  Fee per performance to an audience: £20  Buy the pack and rights here.
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Let Sleeping Frogs Die by Patricia Gay
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8.
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.
SynopsisMonsieur le Comte d’Avignon, a wealthy French aristocrat exiled in London, has not arisen in time for his usual evening drink at the Yacht Club. The Comte’s two squabbling ex-wives and his drinking pal, the Colonel, discover the Comte dead.
PriceScript pack: £15  Fee per performance to an audience: £20  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: £20  Buy the pack and rights here.
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A Frightful Evening by Ian McCutcheon
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: £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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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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Death of a Well-Spoken Gentleman by Stuart Ardern
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7.
Run TimeScripted Dialogue: 35 minutes. Improvised Dialogue: 0 minutes. Audience Interrogation: 0 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 members have to work out whodunnit.
SynopsisThe ladies of the Women's Institute are gathering to hear a talk on the history of a local family and their stately home, but there are undercurrents of resentment, jealousy and deceit. Then, just as the meeting is starting, the guest speaker is found murdered... WI members are called-upon to make witness statements (which could be read rather than memorised) and the audience is called-upon to solve the case.
PriceScript pack: £20  Fee per performance to an audience: £20  Buy the pack and rights here.
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The School Reunion by Archie Wilson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 12.
Run TimeScripted Dialogue: 30 minutes. Improvised Dialogue: 100 minutes. Audience Interrogation: 10 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 questions the suspects and tries to work out whodunnit.
SynopsisIt is 1995 and ‘A’ stream pupils from the Alderman Woodrow Secondary Modern School years 1960 to 1970 are having a reunion. Initiated by Wendy Parkhurst each member has been requested to wear St. Trinian style outfits or short trousers, shirt and tie for the men. Set in a village hall, with a three course meal, comprising “School Dinner” type food, the ex-pupils catch up with each other. Old rivalries surface jealously abounds.
PriceScript pack: £15  Fee per performance to an audience: £20  Buy the pack and rights here.
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