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'Murder at Morpeth Manor' by Eileen Clark

Murder at Morpeth Manor by Eileen Clark
Murder at Morpeth Manor
by Eileen Clark
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
  • The script for 2 scenes
  • The Solution
    • A final scripted scene
  • 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
    • A straightforward murder mystery, presented as a play, although Inspector Grayson addresses the order directly.
    • After two acts, the audience are given the opportunity to review the evidence and make their accusations.
    • After that, the cast return to act-out the denouement.
  • This Mystery Needs
    • An 'acting company' of 8 people, including at least 3 men and 4 women
    • One set comprising furniture and practical doors/windows
  • Estimated run times (which may vary enormously!)
    • Scripted elements: 40 minutes
Want to know more? Download the (pdf) Taster Pack
What's the Mystery Here?
Inspector Grayson is reminiscing about a notorious murder case he was involved in at Morpeth Manor Hotel which occurred just as the last guests were preparing to leave. He enlists the help of the audience as events are replayed for their benefit. The few people remaining immediately prior to the refurbishment of the hotel were
Sheila Redfern the hotel owner
Jane Pinker the housekeeper
Fred Greenway the porter
And the following guests: Jack Brownlow
Sylvia Golding
Peter Bluett
Irene Bluett
Those are the people the audiecne see. There was, however, a fifth guest...
'Murder at Morpeth Manor' - Pricing and Buying
Lazy Bee Scripts charges two fees:-
  • A flat fee of £20.50 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 £28.00 for each live performance to an audience (regardless of the audience size)
  • A fee of £28.00 for each livestreamed performance to a paying audience.
  • A fee of £14.00 for each livestreamed performance to a non-paying audience.
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