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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The Wedding Reception by Archie Wilson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10.
Run TimeScripted Dialogue: 20 minutes. Improvised Dialogue: 30 minutes. Audience Interrogation: 10 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 questions the suspects and tries to work out whodunnit.
SynopsisThe match between Dillon and Lindi is not to everyone's taste, and their wedding brings all the animosity within and between the two families to the surface...
PriceScript pack: £15.00  Fee per performance to an audience: £25.00  Buy the pack and rights here.
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This Business of Murder by Mike Standing
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 12.
Run TimeScripted Dialogue: 60 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.
SynopsisSir Alan Sweetener is not a very nice boss, so when he announces he is going to sell the family confectionary business to a company of asset-strippers, everyone (including his own family) has a motive for murder.
PriceScript pack: £15.00  Fee per performance to an audience: £30.00  Buy the pack and rights here.
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Murder at the Manor by Really Horrid Productions
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. 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 year is 1926. The place is the country estate of Sir Clive and Lady Clarissa, home to the Worthington-Jones family since the Seventeenth Century. The event is the evening meal to mark the start of a weekend retreat at the estate. The audience are all invited family friends and members of the family's aristocratic social circle. Arguments distrupt the jolly social occasion and family skeletons are unearthed, eventually provoking two murders!
PriceScript pack: £20.00  Fee per performance to an audience: £25.00  Buy the pack and rights here.
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Sugar and Vice by Patricia Gay
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9.
Run TimeScripted Dialogue: 50 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.
SynopsisThe year is 1888 and in the house of a prosperous sweet manufacturer something stirs. The stirring is done by the Cook, Mrs Enid Baggins, who is putting the final touches to the secret recipe for the Davenport Dreadnought Drops. Sales of this new product are expected to enhance the fortunes of the Davenport family. But Mrs Baggins is found drowned in her own concoction and foul play is suspected. Can Inspector Pratt solve the case? Indeed, can the audience?
PriceScript pack: £15.00  Fee per performance to an audience: £30.00  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: £20.00  Fee per performance to an audience: £30.00  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: £15.00  Fee per performance to an audience: £25.00  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: £15.00  Fee per performance to an audience: £25.00  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: £20.00  Fee per performance to an audience: £25.00  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: £15.00  Fee per performance to an audience: £25.00  Buy the pack and rights here.
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Murder at Rancho Mucho Denaros by Joanne Mercer
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 8.
Run TimeScripted Dialogue: 50 minutes. Improvised Dialogue: 0 minutes. Audience Interrogation: 30 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.
SynopsisEvery year, Mary Moonshine invites guests (including the audience) to celebrate the anniversary of her Uncle Stinky who fell comatose after taste-testing his new moonshine recipe. The family hopes Stinky will finally awaken, so they may safely launch their new moonshine, Stinky’s Revenge. Unfortunately, the mix of guests lead to arguments and the arguments quickly spill-over into murder...
PriceScript pack: £20.00  Fee per performance to an audience: £30.00  Buy the pack and rights here.
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