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'Blue Murder at the Blue Parrot' by Cheryl Barrett

Blue Murder at the Blue Parrot by Cheryl Barrett
Blue Murder at the Blue Parrot
by Cheryl Barrett
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 running the mystery
    • Suggested timings
  • The script for 4 scenes
  • Character Briefs for each character
    • Character description
    • Character history
    • Motivation
  • The Solution
    • A final scripted scene
  • Additional Materials
    • Detective Sheets for the audience to submit their accusations
What's an Interactive Murder Mystery?
  • A combination of drama from an acting company and detective work from the audience
  • In this case
    • A comedy murder mystery set in 1925 in a London nightclub (where the audience could dress as club customers).
    • The cast perform three scripted scenes, during which a murder takes place.
    • The audience interrogate the cast and then make written accusations, after which
    • The cast perform a scripted denouement.
  • This Mystery Needs
    • An 'acting company' of 4 men and 6 women
    • One set comprising furniture
  • Estimated run times (which may vary enormously!)
    • Scripted elements: 55 minutes
    • Audience interrogation: 10 minutes
Want to know more? Download the (pdf) Taster Pack
What's the Mystery Here?
It's the roaring twenties and new nightclubs are opening every week in London. Despite the buzzing social scene and popularity of jazz music, Soho nightclub owner Harry Ferrari is trying to find a way to save his club from going under. Tonight, at the Blue Parrot:-
Club singer Ruby Redd-Berring.
Her older sister Rose Redd-Berring, another club singer.
Mollie Ferrari, Harry's long-suffering wife.
Mollie's older sister, Penny Pincher.
The club manager, Suzie Aringa, Harry's current mistress.
Johnny Walker, Harry's financial advisor.
Rival club owner, Giuseppe Dolce.
Alice Butler, a hostess at the Blue parrot.
Also bumbling around the club is hapless Detective Inspector Mayday, which could be handy, although he may need the help of the audience when he stumbles upon a murder.
'Blue Murder at the Blue Parrot' - Pricing and Buying
Lazy Bee Scripts charges two fees:-
  • A flat fee of £21.75 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 £35.50 for each live performance to an audience (regardless of the audience size)
  • A fee of £35.50 for each livestreamed performance to a paying audience.
  • A fee of £17.75 for each livestreamed performance to a non-paying audience.
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