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'Dying for a Leek' by Ian McCutcheon

Dying for a Leek by Ian McCutcheon
by Ian McCutcheon
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 2 scenes
  • The Solution
    • Explained by the detective
  • Additional Materials
    • Two witness statements, a pathology report and a press cutting.
    • 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
    • After an introduction from a Master of Ceremonies, the cast play Dying for a Leak in two short scripted acts.
    • The audience examine four written pieces of evidence then interrogate the suspects.
    • The audience write down their accusations, then the Master of Ceremonies (or the detective) reveals the solution.
  • This Mystery Needs
    • An 'acting company' of 7 to 8 people, including at least 2 men and 4 women
    • One set comprising furniture
  • Estimated run times (which may vary enormously!)
    • Scripted elements: 30 minutes
    • Audience interrogation: 15 minutes
Want to know more? Download the (pdf) Taster Pack
What's the Mystery Here?
Derek 'Del' Fyniam has called a meeting of Snogley and District Gardeners in the Shire in the run-up to the annual show. In attendence are:
Del's long-suffering partner, Rhoda Dendron.
The former treaurer, Flora Bundy, who resigned under a cloud.
Flora's friend Daisy Cheyne, the club secretary.
Terry Cotter-Potts Del's arch-rival in the leek-growing competition.
The club's glamorous social secretary, Bella Donner.
Things get a little heated. So heated that Detective Inspector Chris Anthemum has to be called in to unearth a murderer.
'Dying for a Leek' - Pricing and Buying
Lazy Bee Scripts charges two fees:-
  • A flat fee of £21.00 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 £29.00 for each live performance to an audience (regardless of the audience size)
  • A fee of £29.00 for each livestreamed performance to a paying audience.
  • A fee of £14.50 for each livestreamed performance to a non-paying audience.
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