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'Foulplay at Fotheringhay' by Jane Morris

Foulplay at Fotheringhay by Jane Morris
Foulplay at Fotheringhay
A Dinner Theatre Murder Mystery
by Jane Morris
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 scripted scene
  • Character Briefs for each character
    • Character description
    • Character history
    • Motivation
  • The Solution
    • A final scripted scene
What's a Murder Mystery Event?
  • The audience members are brought together for a fictitious 'special event'. A murder takes place, which the participants are invited to solve.
  • In this case
    • The acting company perform a scripted opening scene, at the end of which a murder is discovered
    • The acting company mingles with the "audience", answering their questions
    • The audience try to spot the murderer
    • The acting company performs a final scripted scene in which the murderer is revealed
  • This Mystery Needs
    • An 'acting company' of 9 to 10 people, including at least 4 men and 5 women
    • No specific set or furniture
  • Estimated run times (which may vary enormously!)
    • Scripted elements: 30 minutes
    • Audience interrogation: 20 minutes
Want to know more? Download the (pdf) Taster Pack
What's the Mystery Here?
At the gathering for the 70th birthday of Laura Murray - Widow of Ronald Murray, minister, we find
David - Laura's eldest son, an MP
Anne - David’s wife, secretary to a publisher
Simon - Laura's middle son, research chemist for a pharmaceutical company
Carole - Simon’s wife, a teacher
Craig - Simon and Carole’s teenage son
James - the youngest son, a factory owner
Davina - James’s wife
Mary - Housekeeper employed by the owners of Castle Hall House.
There is also an optional brief appearance of Mary Queen of Scots who graces the mystery with her ghostly presence.
'Foulplay at Fotheringhay' - 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 £30.00 for each live performance to an audience (regardless of the audience size)
  • A fee of £30.00 for each livestreamed performance to a paying audience.
  • A fee of £15.00 for each livestreamed performance to a non-paying audience.
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