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'Murder at Dragon's Nest' by Patricia Riley

Murder at Dragon's Nest by Patricia Riley
by Patricia Riley
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 4 scenes
  • Character Briefs for each character
    • Character description
    • Character history
    • Motivation
  • The Solution
    • A final scripted scene
  • Additional Materials
    • There's also a detective quiz to get the audience in the mood for detecting.
    • 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
    • After an introduction from a compere, the cast play out the first act of the mystery (in four scenes and a single set).
    • In the interval, the audience work in teams to complete the Accusation Sheets with their suspicions.
    • The final act reveals the identity of the murderer.
  • This Mystery Needs
    • An 'acting company' of 7 to 8 people, including at least 3 men and 3 women
    • One set comprising furniture and flats with practical doors/windows
  • Estimated run times (which may vary enormously!)
    • Scripted elements: 90 minutes
Want to know more? Download the (pdf) Taster Pack
What's the Mystery Here?
Peter Ellis Marshall, has just returned to his home, Nydd y Ddraig (Dragon's Nest), after a car crash that killed his wife and left him wheelchair-bound. Assembled to greet him, he finds
His brother, Michael Ellis Marshall, a solicitor,
Eva, Peter's daughter,
Toby Richmond, owner of the company for which Peter is company secretary,
Peter's Sicilian secretary, Elena Callejas,
Charlene Van Zyl, a South African colleague,
Friend of the family, WPC Jemima Lightning, a community police officer.
It's not the happy homecoming Peter would have wanted (as you might expect from a murder mystery).
The script also requires a compere to guide the audience through their part of the event, and the recorded voice of a Newsreader.
'Murder at Dragon's Nest' - Pricing and Buying
Lazy Bee Scripts charges two fees:-
  • A flat fee of £24.50 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 £49.00 for each live performance to an audience (regardless of the audience size)
  • A fee of £49.00 for each livestreamed performance to a paying audience.
  • A fee of £24.50 for each livestreamed performance to a non-paying audience.
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