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'Lights, Camera, Murder' by Andrew Hull

Lights, Camera, Murder by Andrew Hull
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
    • Written clues in the form of newspaper reports, celebrity gossip articles and an incrminating letter
    • Audience briefing via an overview of the event, letters to competition winners (the audience) and (customisable) character biographies
    • 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 event is a behind-the-scenes visit to a film studio, where rehearsals and preliminary filming are taking place.
    • The audience play the role of people who have won a competition to visit the studio
    • The cast perform scripted action, during which a murder takes place
    • The audience interrogate the cast and try to work-out whodunnit!
  • This Mystery Needs
    • An 'acting company' of 10 people, including at least 4 men and 5 women
    • One set comprising furniture
  • Estimated run times (which may vary enormously!)
    • Scripted elements: 60 minutes
    • Audience interrogation: 20 minutes
Want to know more? Download the (pdf) Taster Pack
What's the Mystery Here?
Siddlington Studios is shooting the latest British blockbuster, 'A Bittersweet Affair', and competition winners (the audience) have been invited along for a day to watch the filming and to see what goes on behind the camera. Activities around the film involve
Sam Harrison Hollywood actor, playing Peter in 'A Bittersweet Affair'
Carrie Evans Hollywood star, playing Diane
Jamie Powell up and coming British Actor playing Grant
Victoria Keane young theatre actress making her big break into films, playing Leanne
Jenny Maxwell director
Tony Garrick co-owner of Siddlington Studios
Sandy Weaver hair and make-up artiste
Jane Taylor the Studios publicity officer
Karl Peters author and writer of the Screenplay for 'A Bittersweet Affair'
(There is a Narraror on hand to act as master of ceremonies.)
The cast and crew have been working on the film for a few weeks and tensions are running high. Old flames, jealous lovers and past tragedy are just a few of the extras to make an appearance. Will the competition winners get to see more than just their favourite film stars and will everyone make it safely to the end of the day…?
'Lights, Camera, Murder' - 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 £52.00 for each live performance to an audience (regardless of the audience size)
  • A fee of £52.00 for each livestreamed performance to a paying audience.
  • A fee of £26.00 for each livestreamed performance to a non-paying audience.
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