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'Harvey's Wallbanger' by Lesley Gunn

 
Harvey's Wallbanger 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 preparing the mystery
    • Guidelines for running the mystery
    • Suggested timings
  • The script for 4 scenes
  • The Solution - 2 different endings (to allow multiple performances without spoilers!)
    • A final scripted scene
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 four 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 9 people, including at least 3 men and 5 women
    • 3 sets including furniture
  • Estimated run times (which may vary enormously!)
    • Scripted elements: 80 minutes
    • Audience interrogation: 10 minutes
Want to know more? Download the (pdf) Taster Pack
What's the Mystery Here?
Things have not been going well at Marshtown Cocktail Club whose patrons include
Hilda Makepeace who runs the local Post Office
Construction worker William Tilder who is surprisingly knowledgeable about coctails
Business woman Sophie Mayer
Jonathon Mudsey a hen-pecked husband
Freya Mudsey the aforementioned hen
Straight-talking pub landlady Annie McDonald
Harvey Fawley-Jones the captain of the local golf club
The coctail club founder's sister, Bonnie Rathbone
A potential change in leadership is causing tensions to run even higher, but things reach a peak when a body is found before the start of the group meeting. It's up to Detective Inspector Abbott - and the audience - to uncover a murderer.
'Harvey's Wallbanger' - Pricing and Buying
Lazy Bee Scripts charges two fees:-
  • A flat fee of £16.00 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 £30.00 for each live performance to an audience (regardless of the audience size)
  • A fee of £30.00 for each livestreamed performance to a paying audience.
  • A fee of £15.00 for each livestreamed performance to a non-paying audience.
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