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'Breaking Windows' by Richard Adams

Breaking Windows by Richard Adams
Breaking Windows
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 9 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
    • The cast play out a murder mystery in two acts. (This has multiple settings, but indicated just by changes of furniture.)
    • At the end of act 2, there is the opportunity for the audience to interrogate the suspects. (This is optional.)
    • The audience, working in teams, write their suspicions on the accusation sheets.
    • A final scripted scene reveals whodunnit.
  • This Mystery Needs
    • An 'acting company' of 3 men and 7 women
    • 6 sets including furniture
  • Estimated run times (which may vary enormously!)
    • Scripted elements: 70 minutes
    • Audience interrogation: 10 minutes
Want to know more? Download the (pdf) Taster Pack
What's the Mystery Here?
Detective Inspector Ben Cleveleys gets a call about a break-in, but he's off-duty and sends Detective Sergeant Sandra Thornton what she finds is a web of dubious characters, some of them with serious grudges. There's
Jacob Gilmore, a seedy entrepreneur
Lola Gilmore, Jacob's wife
Candy Gilmore, their daughter
Antique dealer's widow Monica Goose, who made the original call
Jacob's housekeeper, Celia Morgan
Patricia Lemmon, Jacob's secretary
Jack Harris, a doctor
Sweetshop proprieter Mimosa ‘Mimsy’ Mumford, (who may not be a sweet shop proprietor!)
What starts as a low-key enquiry develops into Cleveley's speciality - homicide.
'Breaking Windows' - 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 £40.50 for each live performance to an audience (regardless of the audience size)
  • A fee of £40.50 for each livestreamed performance to a paying audience.
  • A fee of £20.25 for each livestreamed performance to a non-paying audience.
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