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'Sugar and Vice' by Patricia Gay

Sugar and Vice by Patricia Gay
Sugar and Vice
by Patricia Gay
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 4 scenes
  • The Solution
    • A final scripted scene
  • Additional Materials
    • There's an optional quiz to test the audience's recollection of what they have heard!
    • 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 mystery is set amongst the family of a Victorian confectioner. (The audience could be invited to wear period dress.)
    • A murder has taken place and a detective has arrived. The cast performs a set of scripted scenes.
    • On the basis of what they have seen and heard, the audience have to deduce whodunnit.
    • There is an optional quiz which might be used as a tie breaker.
  • This Mystery Needs
    • An 'acting company' of 5 men and 4 women
    • One set comprising furniture
  • Estimated run times (which may vary enormously!)
    • Scripted elements: 50 minutes
Want to know more? Download the (pdf) Taster Pack
What's the Mystery Here?
The year is 1888 and in the house of a prosperous sweet manufacturer something stirs. The stirring is done by the Cook, Mrs Enid Baggins, who is putting the final touches to the secret recipe for the Davenport Dreadnought Drops. Sales of this new product are expected to enhance the fortunes of the Davenport family. But Mrs Baggins is found drowned in her own concoction and foul play is suspected.
Enter Inspector Arthur Pratt of Scotland Yard, quickly followed by
Millie Fry one of those new-fangled lady reporters.
In the household, they find Great Aunt Edna Rowntree the family matriarch
Miss Treadwell Edna’s paid companion
Rolo Davenport the confectioner
Delphinia Davenport his daughter
Willie Mackintosh a sweet delivery boy
Frobisher Davenport's butler
Lord St John Snearing Delphinia's suitor
Cam Inspector Pratt solve the case and get back to investigating a string of murders in Whitechapel? Can Miss Fry help, or is she just a nuisance? Can the audience unwrap the case of sugar and vice?
'Sugar and Vice' - Pricing and Buying
Lazy Bee Scripts charges two fees:-
  • A flat fee of £22.75 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 £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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