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'Just Desserts [Murder Mystery]' by Andrew Hull

 
Just Desserts [Murder Mystery] by Andrew Hull
Just Desserts [Murder Mystery]
by Andrew Hull
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 2 scenes
  • Character Briefs for each character
    • Character description
    • Character history
    • Motivation
  • The Solution
    • A final scripted scene
  • Additional Materials
    • A 'table pack' containing letters, newspaper reports and magazine articles pertinent to the mystery.
    • Detective Sheets for the audience to submit their accusations
What's a Murder Mystery Event?
  • The audience members are brought together for a fictitious 'special event'. A murder takes place, which the participants are invited to solve.
  • In this case
    • The audience are invited to the opening night of a new restaurant in A scripted murder mystery in which the acting company performs two scripted scenes.
    • The audience has two opportunities for the audience to interrogate the cast and also a set of written clues.
    • After the audience have made their accusations, there is a final short scene in which the cast reveals whodunnit.
  • This Mystery Needs
    • An 'acting company' of 10 people, including at least 5 men and 4 women
    • One set comprising furniture
  • Estimated run times (which may vary enormously!)
    • Scripted elements: 60 minutes
    • Audience interrogation: 20 minutes
Want to know more? Download the (pdf) Taster Pack
What's the Mystery Here?
Celebrity chef Raymond Myers has returned to his home town to open 'Just Desserts' the third of his themed restaurants. Staff and guests are on-hand for the opening:-
Raymond's wife Charlotte Myers
Sarah Riley waitress, brought-in from another part of the chain
Food critic Ian Worthington
Etienne Blanc the head chef of Just Desserts
Joanne Seymour the Siddlington Vicar
The Mayor of Siddlington, Graham Rossiter
Juliet Davenport a wealthy local resident
Local resident Gary Stone, winner of a raffle for a place on the top table.
Raymond is well-known for his abrasive personality and is not the only volatile temperament in the company, and, after all, this is a murder mystery. Suffice it to say, the evening does not run smoothly. The audience are left to solve the resulting whodunnit - with a Narrator on hand to guide them through the proceedings.
'Just Desserts [Murder Mystery]' - Pricing and Buying
Lazy Bee Scripts charges two fees:-
  • A flat fee of £20.00 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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