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'Dying For A Drink' by Ian McCutcheon

Dying For A Drink 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 try to work out whodunnit

What Does Lazy Bee Scripts Provide?
Lazy Bee Scripts supplies a pack of material, including:-
  • The scripted scene
  • Character Briefs for each character
    • Character description
    • Character history
    • Motivation
  • The Solution
    • A final scripted scene
  • Additional Materials
    • Clues numbered 1 - 6.
    • 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
    • Dying for a Drink is a Murder Mystery, designed to be played by seven actors.
    • The actors perform a short scripted two act play, then the audience receive additional written clues from which they try to solve the mystery.
    • Then a speech by a narrator reveals the guilty party.
  • This Mystery Needs
    • An 'acting company' of 7 people, including at least 3 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?
Emma Royde is a wealthy widow whose late husband, Andy, was the victim of a hit-and-run driver. Emma has a drink problem. And to make matters worse, she's had an anonymous letter, telling her that one of the beneficiaries in her will is going to kill her. So is it wise of her to invite them all to her home? Emma's guests are:
Dan Druff: A retired police officer, who investigated Andy's death.
Penny Sillen: Emma's sister, recently divorced, and her only blood relative.
Lance Boyle: An old friend of Andy's, and chief accountant at Andy's company.
Father Back: The priest who officiated at Andy's funeral.
Tess Tykell: The surgeon who battled in vain to save Andy on the operating table.
The script also calls for a Narrator who acts as master of ceremonies, distributing further evidence before the accusations, and revealing the solution at the end.
'Dying For A Drink' - 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 £31.00 for each live performance to an audience (regardless of the audience size)
  • A fee of £31.00 for each livestreamed performance to a paying audience.
  • A fee of £15.50 for each livestreamed performance to a non-paying audience.
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