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'The Little Willey Murder' by Ian McCutcheon

The Little Willey Murder
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 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 2 scenes
  • The Solution
    • A final scripted scene
  • Additional Materials
    • Four pieces of written evidence are evaluated by the audience, including reports from Police and Pat
    • 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
    • The acting company perform two scripted scenes, at the end of which a murder is discovered
    • The cast are taken off to be questioned by the police and meanwhile the police's evidence is shared with the audience by means of a series of written briefs
    • The audience try to spot the murderer
    • Two members of the company performs a final scripted scene in which the murderer is revealed
  • This Mystery Needs
    • An 'acting company' of 8 to 9 people, including at least 4 men and 3 women
    • One set comprising furniture
  • Estimated run times (which may vary enormously!)
    • Scripted elements: 30 minutes
Want to know more? Download the (pdf) Taster Pack
What's the Mystery Here?
Members of the Little Willey Players are meeting at Lorraine and Jack's house where the casting of their latest play will be announced. They are:
Lorraine 'Lou' Dawe: The bossy, overbearing chairman of the society, and director of the next production.
Jack Dawe: Lorraine's long-suffering husband who runs the group's bar.
Alec Tricity: The aging 'star' of the group.
Russell Hobbs: The group's 'artistic consultant' (set builder!) and Alec's greatest fan.
Regina Grey: Known as 'Reggie Mental' - a drama queen.
Justin Thyme: The new male recruit, preening from his success in the last production.
Diane Knight: Justin's girlfriend, desperately hoping for a chance to act in the next production.
The planned course of the evening is interrupted when one of the company is found murdered...
'The Little Willey Murder' - Pricing and Buying
Lazy Bee Scripts charges two fees:-
  • A flat fee of £20.25 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 £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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