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'An Inspector Pops In' by Richard Adams

An Inspector Pops In by Richard Adams
by Richard Adams
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 6 scenes
  • The Solution
    • An explanation of who dunnit and why!
  • Additional Materials
    • 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
    • Detective Inspector Ben Cleveleys pops in and out of the action to guide the audience through the mystery.
    • The cast act-out the mystery on a single set split into two areas - Gary's lounge-cum-office and a hotel lounge.
    • The audience may interrogate the suspects (this is optional, all clues are in the main script) before making their accusations.
    • The cast deliver the solution in a final scripted scene.
  • This Mystery Needs
    • An 'acting company' of 9 people, including at least 4 men and 4 women
    • One set comprising at least practical doors/windows
  • Estimated run times (which may vary enormously!)
    • Scripted elements: 70 minutes
    • Audience interrogation: 5 minutes
Want to know more? Download the (pdf) Taster Pack
What's the Mystery Here?
Detective Inspector Ben Cleveleys pops in and out of the action and the imagination of the entourage of an actor caught-up in a tangled case of murder.
The actor in question is Gary Benedict
In the thick of the action is Amanda Benedict - Gary's estranged wife
Sarah Benedict is Gary's sprightly octogenarian mother
Jemima Lawrence is Gary's secretary
There's Simon Foyle - Gary's agent, and
Maurice Parker - Gary's accountant
Then there's Lisa Graham - a young newspaper reporter
There's even a scripted appearance by the Stage Manager (whose main role is to set the scene in a very literal way).
'An Inspector Pops In' - Pricing and Buying
Lazy Bee Scripts charges two fees:-
  • A flat fee of £24.50 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 £39.25 for each live performance to an audience (regardless of the audience size)
  • A fee of £39.25 for each livestreamed performance to a paying audience.
  • A fee of £19.63 for each livestreamed performance to a non-paying audience.
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