Lazy Bee Scripts
'Board to Death' by Ian McCutcheon

Board to Death 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:-
  • An Overview for the Organiser, including
    • Guidelines for preparing the mystery
    • Guidelines for running the mystery
    • Suggested timings
  • The script for 2 scenes
  • Character Briefs for each character
    • Character description
    • Character history
    • Motivation
  • The Solution
    • A final scripted scene
  • Additional Materials
    • Evidence - Five written pieces
    • 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 (a total of thirty minutes or so), 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
    • The acting company (mainly the narrator/master of ceremonies) performs a final scripted scene in which the murderer is revealed
  • This Mystery Needs
    • An 'acting company' of 4 men and 4 women
    • No specific set or 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?
Ricky T. Bridge is the owner and managing director of Health and Proficiency, a successful spa and fitness club. But his less than honest business dealings are about to be exposed at a potentially fatal board meeting...
Erica Nurney: Ricky’s faithful secretary; secretly in love with him, but her love goes unrequited and has recently been given her notice.
Gloria Stitts: A member of the executive board. She believes Ricky has been breaking the law, and is determined to take the company from him.
Al Bertall: The club’s general manager. Previously promised a seat on the executive board, he has since been snubbed by Ricky.
Phil Droll: Another board member. Ricky knows Phil has been stealing money from the club and plans to expose him.
Sue Flay: The club’s doctor, who has been helping Ricky supply members of the club with illegal steroids, and could face being struck off if the truth emerged.
Laura Norder: The Detective Inspector assigned to investigate the inevitable murder.
The script also calls for a Narrator as master of ceremonies, distributing further evidence before the accusations, and revealing the solution at the end.
'Board to Death' - Pricing and Buying
Lazy Bee Scripts charges two fees:-
  • A flat fee of £21.75 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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