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'Body of the Play' by Eileen Clark

Body of the Play by Eileen Clark
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
    • Suggested timings
  • 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 whodunnit in which the cast play actors rehearsing a whodunnit.
    • The cast play two scripted scenes, then the audience try to deduce the murderer from the action they've seen.
    • The audienec submit accusation sheets before a scripted denouement in which the cast reveal the identity of the murderer.
  • This Mystery Needs
    • An 'acting company' of 3 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?
A theatre group meets in a village hall to rehearse a murder mystery.
There's Paul the director
Company newcomer, Robert who's playing a murder victim
Simon who's playng John
Alison playing Susan
Robert's neighbour Lucy playing Karen
Paul's wife, Elaine who plays Gwen
Sandra the props lady
Paul's not happy. The rehearsal is going badly, props are going missing and actors are going early. And if it wasn't bad enough for a murder mystery, there's an unexpected body...
'Body of the Play' - Pricing and Buying
Lazy Bee Scripts charges two fees:-
  • A flat fee of £20.75 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 £32.00 for each live performance to an audience (regardless of the audience size)
  • A fee of £32.00 for each livestreamed performance to a paying audience.
  • A fee of £16.00 for each livestreamed performance to a non-paying audience.
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