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'Dead Men Don't Get Dessert' by Die Laughing Murder Mysteries

Dead Men Don't Get  Dessert by Die Laughing Murder Mysteries
by Die Laughing Murder Mysteries
What's It All About?
  • A Murder Mystery for an acting company to perform to an audience
  • The actors improvise the dialogue based on plot and character briefs provided by Lazy Bee Scripts
  • 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
  • A "narrative arc" for the mystery
    • Key plot points
    • Essential events
  • Character Briefs for each character
    • Character description
    • Character history
    • Motivation
  • The Solution
    • An explanation of who dunnit and why!
  • Additional Materials
    • Newspaper headlines
    • Detective Sheets for the audience to submit their accusations
Note that Lazy Bee Scripts does not provide a script for the dialogue.
Because the actors are interacting with the audience, it is not possible to stick to a fixed script. Instead the actors improvise dialogue based on the "narrative arc."
What's an Interactive Murder Mystery?
  • A combination of drama from an acting company and detective work from the audience
  • In this case
    • Based in Chicago, it's a top secret meeting of the leading gangsters and criminal minds of the city, organised by Sal Capone.
    • The objective of the meeting is to sign a syndicate pact to combine forces and unite against the Feds.
    • But the arrival of PI Mike Slammer, a gumshoe hated by all the gang leaders present, changes the course of the evening.
  • This Mystery Needs
    • An 'acting company' of 4 men and 3 women
    • No specific set or furniture
  • Estimated run times (which may vary enormously!)
    • Improvised elements: 90 minutes
Want to know more? Download the (pdf) Taster Pack
What's the Mystery Here?
Chicago 1929. It's the night that the four leading gangsters in the city are going to form a crime syndicate. Gangster supremo Sal Capone has put on a dinner - at the end of which signatures will go onto a contract which will bind the mobsters together and create an impenetrable crime ring which will bring Chicago to its knees, smash the competition and drive off the Feds. The meeting includes:-
Sal Capone
Dolores Van Harl
‘English’ Langham
Mickey ‘The Boy’ Malloy
Mrs Brown
Janice ‘Legs’ Parker
As Capone gives his opening speech the evening is interrupted by Mike Slammer, a gumshoe who has been a thorn in the side of each and every mobster over recent years. He announces that he's come to unmask a traitor in their midst, and is invited to join the dinner...
'Dead Men Don't Get Dessert' - Pricing and Buying
Lazy Bee Scripts charges two fees:-
  • A flat fee of £21.50 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 £42.50 for each live performance to an audience (regardless of the audience size)
  • A fee of £42.50 for each livestreamed performance to a paying audience.
  • A fee of £21.25 for each livestreamed performance to a non-paying audience.
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