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'I'd Sooner See Him Dead' by Richard Adams

I'd Sooner See Him Dead by Richard Adams
I'd Sooner See Him Dead
by Richard Adams
What's It All About?
  • A Murder Mystery for an acting company to perform to an audience
  • The cast perform a script
  • 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 5 scenes
  • 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
    • I'd Sooner See Him Dead is a scripted murder mystery, played-out in three locations (which could all be part of a single set).
    • The cast performs five scripted scenes, before the audience is invited to submit solutions to the mystery.
    • Finally, the cast plays a final scene in which the murderer is revealed.
    • In the event that adjudication can't determine a winner from the audience solutions, tie-breaker questions are suggested.
  • This Mystery Needs
    • An 'acting company' of 3 men and 5 women
    • 3 sets including furniture
  • Estimated run times (which may vary enormously!)
    • Scripted elements: 55 minutes
Want to know more? Download the (pdf) Taster Pack
What's the Mystery Here?
Detective Inspector Sandra Thornton is trying to find Benny Parsons. So are a lot of other people, including:-
Benny's father, Tommy Parsons, who's been thrown out by his wife and lives as a down-and-out.
Detective Sergeant Edward Parker, assisting Thornton, along with
DC Sally Moon.
Lily Parsons, Tommy's wife and Benny's mother.
Lily's sister, Marie Bright.
Jessica 'Brassica' Parsons, Benny's sister.
A body turns up, but who is it, and who killed the corpse? Can DI Thornton solve the case? And, indeed, can the audience?
'I'd Sooner See Him Dead' - Pricing and Buying
Lazy Bee Scripts charges two fees:-
  • A flat fee of £21.25 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 £33.00 for each live performance to an audience (regardless of the audience size)
  • A fee of £33.00 for each livestreamed performance to a paying audience.
  • A fee of £16.50 for each livestreamed performance to a non-paying audience.
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