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'Murder on Air' by Andrew Hull

Murder on Air by Andrew Hull
Murder on Air
by Andrew Hull
What's It All About?
  • A Murder Mystery for an acting company to perform to an audience
  • The cast perform a script
  • The audience members question the cast
  • 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
    • Newspaper clippings, magazine profiles, a blackmail letter and a souvenir programme
    • Introduction sheet
    • Detective Sheets for the audience to submit their accusations
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 acting company performs two scripted scenes, during which, a murder is discovered
    • The audience are given two opportunities to interrogate the cast, plus witten background material containing additional clues
    • The audience (teams) make their accusations
    • A final set of scripted statements from the cast reveal the guilty
  • This Mystery Needs
    • An 'acting company' of 10 people, including at least 5 men and 4 women
    • One set comprising furniture
  • Estimated run times (which may vary enormously!)
    • Scripted elements: 45 minutes
    • Audience interrogation: 20 minutes
Want to know more? Download the (pdf) Taster Pack
What's the Mystery Here?
It is September 1957 and the cast of long-running radio play, Major Siddlington Rides Out, are preparing to record the final episode. A select audience has been invited to witness this historic event and meet the cast and crew. However, tensions are running high and the cast and crew prove to be not quite the happy family that the public have been led to believe…
Making the recording are:
Alan Morrison playing Major Siddlington
Emily Barrett playing
Richard Cross playing
Vickie Lynch playing
Jimmy Slater playing
Anne Warren playing
Roger Whitfield Producer/Director of Major Siddlington Rides Out
Peter Clarke Sound Man
Donna Edmunds Production Assistant
The production also calls for a Narrator to act as master of ceremonies and make sure the event runs smoothly.
'Murder on Air' - Pricing and Buying
Lazy Bee Scripts charges two fees:-
  • A flat fee of £26.25 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 £49.00 for each live performance to an audience (regardless of the audience size)
  • A fee of £49.00 for each livestreamed performance to a paying audience.
  • A fee of £24.50 for each livestreamed performance to a non-paying audience.
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