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'Strictly Murder' by Lesley Gunn

Strictly Murder by Lesley Gunn
Strictly Murder
by Lesley Gunn
What's It All About?
  • A Murder Mystery for an acting company to perform to an audience
  • The cast perform a script
  • The audience members question the cast
  • The audience try to work out whodunnit

What Does Lazy Bee Scripts Provide?
Lazy Bee Scripts supplies a pack of material, including:-
  • An Overview for the Organiser, including
    • Guidelines for preparing the mystery
    • Guidelines for running the mystery
    • Suggested timings
  • The script for 3 scenes
  • The Solution
    • A final scripted scene
What's an Interactive Murder Mystery?
  • A combination of drama from an acting company and detective work from the audience
  • In this case
    • A scripted murder mystery set back-stage at a dancing competition.
    • The cast perform three scenes, during which do not end happily! A detective arrives for a murder investigation.
    • The audience interrogate the sustpects, then submit written accusations.
    • The cast perform a final scene revealing whodunnit. (Wild applause and, possibly, prizes.)
  • This Mystery Needs
    • An 'acting company' of 9 people, including at least 4 men and 4 women
    • One set comprising furniture
  • Estimated run times (which may vary enormously!)
    • Scripted elements: 60 minutes
    • Audience interrogation: 15 minutes
Want to know more? Download the (pdf) Taster Pack
What's the Mystery Here?
Things are heating up in the finals of the St Mark’s Ballroom and Latin dance championships. The championships are being covered by the local TV station with a virtual audience. The TV station has arranged an interview with all the finalists before the dancing begins:-
Renowned and revered judge, Felicity Foxtrotter.
Frequent competitor Julia Jivery. has vowed the title will be hers, one way or another.
William Waltzerton, Julia’s dance partner.
Former cruise ship dance instructor Trevor Tangot.
Suzie Salsari Trevor's ambitious dance partner.
Dancing traditionalist Christopher Charlestone.
His dance partner, Cha-Cha Asenia.
Interviewing them all is local TV presenter Charlie Chatty.
The interviews uncover squabbles over sequins, frenzies over feathers, and a tussle with the tango, but nobody would ever have thought it would end in a murder on the dance floor! Enter Detective Holmes to help the audience solve the case.
'Strictly Murder' - Pricing and Buying
Lazy Bee Scripts charges two fees:-
  • A flat fee of £22.25 for the Murder Mystery Pack
    • Download from the Lazy Bee Scripts web site as a zip file
    • Contains master files of all essential materials
    • Can be used multiple times by your acting company (but you need a performance licence for each performance)
  • A fee of £38.75 for each live performance to an audience (regardless of the audience size)
  • A fee of £38.75 for each livestreamed performance to a paying audience.
  • A fee of £19.38 for each livestreamed performance to a non-paying audience.
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