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'Who Killed Rob Cockyn?' by Ian McCutcheon

Who Killed Rob Cockyn? 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 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 running the mystery
    • Suggested timings
  • The script for 2 scenes
  • The Solution
    • Explained by the detective
  • Additional Materials
    • Five written clues for the audience, including a newspaper cutting and various forensic reports.
    • 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 performs two scripted scenes, during which, a murder takes place.
    • 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 interrogate the cast (amongst whom only the murderer is allowed to lie!)
    • After the audience have made their guesses, the murderer is revealed in a scripted summary from the investigating officer.
  • This Mystery Needs
    • An 'acting company' of 7 to 8 people, including at least 4 men and 3 women
    • One set comprising furniture and flats with practical doors/windows
  • Estimated run times (which may vary enormously!)
    • Scripted elements: 25 minutes
    • Audience interrogation: 20 minutes
Want to know more? Download the (pdf) Taster Pack
What's the Mystery Here?
An emergency board meeting is taking place for the investors in the Cod Save Us chain of fish restaurants. Assembling, we meet:-
Rob Cockyn a businessman of dubious morals.
Frances Drake the biggest investor in Rob's business. The company secretary.
Jenny Wren A close friend of Frances, who has sunk most of her inheritance in the company.
Gus Hawke A former shop owner, persuaded by Rob to back his venture.
Jack Dawe A big investor facing bancruptcy.
Kitty Wake Jack's parner,
When the acrimonious event leads to a murder, DI Peregrine Falcon is called in to investigate.
(There is also a need for a Master of Ceremonies in a non-acting role.)
Has Rob's business had its chips? Will it flounder? Are all the fish puns just red herrings?
'Who Killed Rob Cockyn?' - Pricing and Buying
Lazy Bee Scripts charges two fees:-
  • A flat fee of £21.00 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 £33.00 for each live performance to an audience (regardless of the audience size)
  • A fee of £33.00 for each livestreamed performance to a paying audience.
  • A fee of £16.50 for each livestreamed performance to a non-paying audience.
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