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'Mates Meet Again' by Really Horrid Productions

Mates Meet Again by Really Horrid Productions
A Scenario for a Murder Mystery Event
by Really Horrid Productions
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
    • Collateral material to make the "event" more realistic, allowing you to print event cards and the cover of an incriminating video for distribution at the event!
    • 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 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 event is a dinner for a school reunion, organised via the internet site 'Mates Meet Again'
    • The audience has the role of the people invited to the reunion - mainly ex-pupils of ther school and their companions
    • As the actors progress with the toasts, speeches and surprises, the plot develops until one of the characters is found murdered...
  • This Mystery Needs
    • An 'acting company' of 7 to 8 people, including at least 2 men and 5 women
    • No specific set or furniture
  • Estimated run times (which may vary enormously!)
    • Improvised elements: 80 minutes
Want to know more? Download the (pdf) Taster Pack
What's the Mystery Here?
The time and place is the local school reunion for the pupils from the early 1990's.
Several of the students have been in contact through the "Mates Meet Again" website and have got in touch with favourite teacher Fennella Brodie. She has arranged a get together.
In addition to Fennella, special guests to this event include:
Major Dickie Bennett One of the School Governors
Cyndy Sparkle a past student
Sasha Denton-Wilde another past students
Emilia Campbell-Black another of the students
The evening goes downhill rapidly when the event is interrupted by two late arrivals:
Deirdre Blackburn The evil, vindictive and hated school headmistress. Nicknamed 'the Dragon', she has found out about the event and has decided to make an appearance too.
Carrie Sidekick School secretary and Deirdre's lackey.
Many people have not seen each other for many years, but old tensions come to the surface in a reunion which ends in violent arguments which eventually lead to two murders.
'Mates Meet Again' - Pricing and Buying
Lazy Bee Scripts charges two fees:-
  • A flat fee of £20.75 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 £39.00 for each live performance to an audience (regardless of the audience size)
  • A fee of £39.00 for each livestreamed performance to a paying audience.
  • A fee of £19.50 for each livestreamed performance to a non-paying audience.
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