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'Killing Thyme' by Lesley Gunn

Killing Thyme by Lesley Gunn
by Lesley Gunn
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 5 scenes
  • The Solution - 2 different endings (to allow multiple performances without spoilers!)
    • 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
    • The acting company perform five scripted scenes in which the murder takes place and the detectives investigate.
    • The scenes contain all the information necessary for the audience members to solve the mystery - if they are sharp enough.
    • There is (optional) opportunity for the audience to interrogate the cast. Working in small teams, the audience members write their suspicions on an accusation sheet.
    • After the accusations have been submitted, the acting company play a final scene in which the guilty party is revealed.
  • This Mystery Needs
    • An 'acting company' of 4 men and 5 women
    • One set comprising furniture
  • Estimated run times (which may vary enormously!)
    • Scripted elements: 50 minutes
    • Audience interrogation: 10 minutes
Want to know more? Download the (pdf) Taster Pack
What's the Mystery Here?
The 1925 Killington Annual Village Fete and Vegetable Show is being held in the grounds of Rothersfield Hall. The prestigious top prize in the vegetable tent is always fiercely contended and this year, with the addition of a handsome cash prize for the winner, competition is intense. In attendance are
Local heiress, Victoria Rothersfield
Alfie Swadling the postman
Past winner of the vegetable show, Horace Flitter
Violet Mulford show participant and village gossip
Violet's sister, Ivy Mulford
Olive Bosely another show participant
Rose Woodley a newcomer and something of an unknown quantity
Harry Moody of the local constabulary
Joe Sullen Moody's sidekick, a local bobby.
There are squabbles over spinach, arguments over artichokes and tantrums over turnips, but is anyone in the green-fingered elite capable of being a cold-blooded murderer? Moody and Sullen investigate.
'Killing Thyme' - Pricing and Buying
Lazy Bee Scripts charges two fees:-
  • A flat fee of £22.25 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 £34.50 for each live performance to an audience (regardless of the audience size)
  • A fee of £34.50 for each livestreamed performance to a paying audience.
  • A fee of £17.25 for each livestreamed performance to a non-paying audience.
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