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More information about all the murder mysteries described below can be found on the Lazy Bee Scripts web site (click on the titles).
However, unlike the play scripts, we display 'tasters' instead of the entire contents because many groups run these competitively, and would not want their audiences to be able to find out whodunnit in advance!
Prices and licensing arrangements can be found on the detailed pages or by clicking on the "Price" links.

Scripts 1 to 10 of 20
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The Great British Bump-Off by Lesley Gunn
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10.
Run TimeScripted Dialogue: 40 minutes. Improvised Dialogue: 0 minutes. Audience Interrogation: 10 minutes.
StyleA Murder Mystery for an acting company to perform to an audience. The actors perform a script. The audience members have to work out whodunnit.
SynopsisAs baking fever hits the country, the village fete organisers in the village of Crabblebottom are delighted when celebrity chef Eduardo D’Angelo takes up residence and agrees to judge the annual cake baking competition. But this year there is a change of plan, as the bake-off turns into a bump-off.
PriceScript pack: £15.00  Fee per performance to an audience (or livestream to a paying audience): £25.00  Livestream to a non-paying audience for £12.50  Buy the pack and rights here.
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Amdram is Murder by Karen Ince
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8.
Run TimeScripted Dialogue: 60 minutes. Improvised Dialogue: 5 minutes. Audience Interrogation: 20 minutes.
StyleA Murder Mystery for an acting company to perform to an audience. The actors perform a script. The audience questions the suspects and tries to work out whodunnit.
SynopsisThe acting company take the roles of Marchfield Amateur Drama (MAD) a community theatre group rehearsing, of all things, a murder mystery and two acts of drama are played out before the audience - a typical village theatre. But underneath, jealousies lurk and the group harbours someone capable of murder! Rehearsals are interrupted by the news of an unexpected death. Three eye-witnesses come forward with information. Can the audience find out the truth?
PriceScript pack: £20.00  Fee per performance to an audience (or livestream to a paying audience): £30.00  Livestream to a non-paying audience for £15.00  Buy the pack and rights here.
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Body of the Play by Eileen Clark
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7.
Run TimeScripted Dialogue: 50 minutes. Improvised Dialogue: 0 minutes. Audience Interrogation: 0 minutes.
StyleA Murder Mystery for an acting company to perform to an audience. The actors perform a script. The audience members have to work out whodunnit.
SynopsisIn the village hall, the rehearsal for a whodunnit, the props and the actors are going badly, missing and early, respectively. Then there is a problem that the cast and director had not anticipated in a murder mystery - a dead body.
PriceScript pack: £17.00  Fee per performance to an audience (or livestream to a paying audience): £25.00  Livestream to a non-paying audience for £12.50  Buy the pack and rights here.
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Murder on the Overnight Express by Patricia Gay
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8.
Run TimeScripted Dialogue: 60 minutes. Improvised Dialogue: 0 minutes. Audience Interrogation: 0 minutes.
StyleA Murder Mystery for an acting company to perform to an audience. The actors perform a script. The audience members have to work out whodunnit.
SynopsisA body is found in a First Class sleeping berth of an overnight train in the 1960s. The train is shunted to a siding, where the remaining passengers and staff are corralled into a disused waiting room where Inspector Pluckett investigates (with the audience).
PriceScript pack: £15.00  Fee per performance to an audience (or livestream to a paying audience): £30.00  Livestream to a non-paying audience for £15.00  Buy the pack and rights here.
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Harvey's Wallbanger by Lesley Gunn
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9.
Run TimeScripted Dialogue: 80 minutes. Improvised Dialogue: 0 minutes. Audience Interrogation: 10 minutes.
StyleA Murder Mystery for an acting company to perform to an audience. The actors perform a script. The audience members have to work out whodunnit.
SynopsisA body is discovered before a meeting of the Marshtown Cocktail Club. The club has not been running smoothly, and the prominent members are all suspects. The audience investigates (under the guidance of Detective Inspector Abbott).
PriceScript pack: £16.00  Fee per performance to an audience (or livestream to a paying audience): £30.00  Livestream to a non-paying audience for £15.00  Buy the pack and rights here.
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Murder by Mattress by Lesley Gunn
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9.
Run TimeScripted Dialogue: 70 minutes. Improvised Dialogue: 0 minutes. Audience Interrogation: 15 minutes.
StyleA Murder Mystery for an acting company to perform to an audience. The actors perform a script. The audience members have to work out whodunnit.
SynopsisInspector Harry Moody and his sidekick, PC Joe Sullen, return to investigate a second murder at Rothersfield Hall when a body is found during Victoria Rothersfield's birthday party. As with all events at the Hall, life, and death, is never straightforward. The police learn about a stolen pocket watch, a long standing feud over a prize herd of cattle and quite a few glasses of champagne. Can Moody and Sullen solve the case? (Indeed, can the audience?)
PriceScript pack: £15.00  Fee per performance to an audience (or livestream to a paying audience): £30.00  Livestream to a non-paying audience for £15.00  Buy the pack and rights here.
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Murder Is Served by Jo West
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 11.
Run TimeScripted Dialogue: 55 minutes. Improvised Dialogue: 0 minutes. Audience Interrogation: 10 minutes.
StyleA Murder Mystery for an acting company to perform to an audience. The actors perform a script. The audience questions the suspects and tries to work out whodunnit.
SynopsisA surprise 80th birthday party for Clarissa Hopgood descends into chaos when Clarissa seems determined to upset her guests. This leads to unexpected revellations about members of the assembled company - and two dead bodies!
PriceScript pack: £18.00  Fee per performance to an audience (or livestream to a paying audience): £30.00  Livestream to a non-paying audience for £15.00  Buy the pack and rights here.
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Death on Delivery by Richard Adams
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8.
Run TimeScripted Dialogue: 45 minutes. Improvised Dialogue: 0 minutes. Audience Interrogation: 10 minutes.
StyleA Murder Mystery for an acting company to perform to an audience. The actors perform a script. The audience questions the suspects and tries to work out whodunnit.
SynopsisThe widowed Ada has moved in with her dottie sister, Annie. Ada is distracted from writing her will because someone keeps delivering groceries that they haven't ordered. So what's going on? Why does this lead to murder? Can the audience, with the help of Detective Chief Inspector Cleveleys, solve the mystery?
PriceScript pack: £15.00  Fee per performance to an audience (or livestream to a paying audience): £25.00  Livestream to a non-paying audience for £12.50  Buy the pack and rights here.
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Sugar and Vice by Patricia Gay
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9.
Run TimeScripted Dialogue: 50 minutes. Improvised Dialogue: 0 minutes. Audience Interrogation: 0 minutes.
StyleA Murder Mystery for an acting company to perform to an audience. The actors perform a script. The audience members have to work out whodunnit.
SynopsisThe year is 1888 and in the house of a prosperous sweet manufacturer something stirs. The stirring is done by the Cook, Mrs Enid Baggins, who is putting the final touches to the secret recipe for the Davenport Dreadnought Drops. Sales of this new product are expected to enhance the fortunes of the Davenport family. But Mrs Baggins is found drowned in her own concoction and foul play is suspected. Can Inspector Pratt solve the case? Indeed, can the audience?
PriceScript pack: £15.00  Fee per performance to an audience (or livestream to a paying audience): £30.00  Livestream to a non-paying audience for £15.00  Buy the pack and rights here.
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Mates Meet Again by Really Horrid Productions
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 8.
Run TimeScripted Dialogue: 0 minutes. Improvised Dialogue: 80 minutes. Audience Interrogation: 0 minutes.
StyleA Murder Mystery for an acting company to perform to an audience. The actors improvise the dialogue based on plot and character briefs. The audience members have to work out whodunnit.
SynopsisThe local school reunion for the pupils from the early 1990's. Many of them have got in contact through the 'Mates Meet Again' web site, and the get-together has been organised by popular teacher Fennella Brodie. However, when the old headmistress arrives uninvited, recriminations start to fly, culminating in two murders!
Can the other reunion guests (the audience!) crack the case?
PriceScript pack: £20.00  Fee per performance to an audience (or livestream to a paying audience): £25.00  Livestream to a non-paying audience for £12.50  Buy the pack and rights here.
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