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DYING FOR CHOCOLATE – Murder Mystery Script

Dying for Chocolate Mystery Script

Our murder mystery script, Dying For Chocolate, is a mouth-watering event filled with romance gone wrong, a carob cowboy and a secret ingredient; all wrapped in chocolate. Requires 3 male and 3 female professional improv actors or eager amateurs, some props and minimal rehearsal time. Director notes tell you how to pull it all together. They are best performed as an improv script, with the dialogue being as a springboard into improvisation, but can also be used as a traditional scripts by memorizing the simple lines. Email us for a sample package.

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Dying For Chocolate

            Celebrated Chocolatier and Owner of Cherish Chocolates,  Coco Carmel, is looking for lovers. To Die For, her new line of confections, being introduced, for the first time, tonight,  needs branding. Coco is searching for the New Face of Romance: the wildness of Tarzan, the exoticness of Cleopatra, or the mystery of Mati Hari – whatever sells.  Cold, hard cash is Coco’s bottom line. With carob candy starting to take a market share, it’s time to eliminate the competition.

            Roy Bean, the Carob Cowboy, sells soy and carob products.  Cold, hard cash is his bottom line too and he’s planning on making a mint with his company Carob Confections. Roy wants to infiltrate Coco’s organization to steal her secret ingredient for his ‘healthy’ candy. When not pushing the virtues of carob, Roy battles with the ‘demon chocolate’ that once destroyed his life.

            Crème Carmel, Coco’s cousin and business partner, thinks soy  and Roy suck. Crème wants Roy gone. She wants some changes made at Cherish Chocolates and they don’t include the cheap imitations. Blood is thicker than carob butter. 

            Chip Ripple, quality control expert at Cherish Chocolates.  He would like to own the company. Chip sees Roy as just another inferior element to be eliminated from the mix. Chip wants Roy gone. Let chocolate be chocolate.

            Roxanne the Rapper, aka The Chocolate Wrapper, wants revenge. Roy was hers until he gave her an ultimatum, which she refused. Then Roy decided to chase after Coco and her secret ingredient and Roxanne decided she wants Roy gone. One good rap deserves another. 

            Dr. Damien Hoover, when golfing, wants Coco back in his future. He also wants to keep his past in his past.  Roy is a threat to both.  Doc wants Roy gone. Dead men tell no tales.

            Gunther Legume, Roy’s bitter sweet brother and owner of The Family Jewels; Gem Importers & Emporium. Mom always liked Roy best. Has sibling rivalry erupted between the Bean boys?

            Secret ingredients and suggestive liaisons swing the characters into a sugary smuggling operation. If you’ve ever loved anything, come join the fun as this motley group melts down. Dress like a lover, practice your pick-up lines, and polish up your come-hither looks. and who knows what you might win. It will be a mouth-watering evening to die for!

This download is everything you need to conduct a full murder mystery event: the Scenario, detailed notes and directions for every scene, suggested dialog to grease your actors’ improv wheels, and plenty of Director’s Notes from our 25-plus years of conducting professional murder mysteries.

Perfect for theater troupes looking for new shows, vacation resorts upscaling their offerings, or restaurants aiming to rule dinnertime, these scripts can be utilized by seasoned professionals or eager amateurs alike. All you really need is a Director with a good sense of timing, six actors who like to ham it up and a few easy to find props.


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If you plan on multiple performances, simply repurchase the script from our website for each additional show to cover royalty charges. Thank you for your co-operation and honesty.

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27 Comments

  1. We’re very interested in this for a Community Theatre fundraiser. Sounds like fun for everyone. Can I get a copy of the sample script?

    1. You bet Pamela – it would be perfect for a Chocolate Festival. You know what they say: “Put “eat chocolate” at the top of your list of things to do today, that way at least you’ll get one thing done.” Let me know if you have any questions or send me your number if you want to chat on the phone.

      1. Juanita, our community theatre group is ready to do this for a chocolate festival this week. We sold out at $50 a ticket within 2 weeks. It is going to be so much fun. We are beginning to plan our next season and want to include another mystery dinner. Please send a perusal of Gin Joint. Thank you!

        Pamela Nygaard (aka Roxanne the Wrapper)

  2. Is this a one act script. Please send a sample. Do the performers go to each table giving character clues and then the murder takes place? I would really appreciate a sample. Thank you

    1. Hi Phyllis – Dying For Chocolate is a three act script. You can run the acts as closely as you want- it is tailored to work in a variety of formats to match the kind of event you wish to put on; will you be serving food? Snacks or Full Mean? Plated or Buffet? Part of another kind of celebration or function? You can break the three acts apart or run them consecutively. Actual performing time is 1 – 2 hours, varying with the amount of interaction the cast do with the audience or guests.
      Clues come out during the scenes between the actors and are often ‘hardcopy’ (threatening letter, diary entry, lab reports) and put on a clue table for perusal – people can browse whatever is there and are given time to check it out before handing their solution sheet in). Sample on it’s way : )

    1. Hi Spencer – Did you receive the script sample I sent you? That will give you a good idea of what the mystery is about. I think that it is family friendly entertainment but I wouldn’t want to make that call for anyone else. Since it is an ‘improv’ script as well, it depends also on how your actors play it. If you would like to email me your phone number we can talk and that might be more helpful to you.

  3. Wondering if I could get a sample script after reading reviews. Looking for a project for my drama class. Thanks!
    Vicki

  4. We are looking for something for our dinner theater productions and we have several restaurants in the area that would like to work with us. Please forward a sample of this script as I believe this is exactly what we are looking for.

    Thank you!

  5. We are looking for a murder mystery for a one-off dinner theatre evening. Would it be possible to see a sample of the scripts for Dying for Chocolate and Drop Dead Disco? Also, are the royalties charged in Canadian dollars?

    1. Hi Claire – Yes, all royalties are in Canadian dollars. The script samples should be in your email box. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!

  6. Hi, I’m interested in seeing a sample script; I’d like to add this show to our 2015-16 season, if appropriate for our venue. (I’d need to see it pretty darn quick, as we’re finalizing our season today – sorry, just now found your website!)
    Thanks!

  7. CanadaPlus Club
    WE LOVED THE SCRIPT….CAUSE IT WAS EASY TO UNDERSTAND,
    NOT VERY LONG…..AND IT HAD EVERY THING INCLUDED….:)

    WE DID IT WITH MUSIC AND INCLUDED DANCE ROUTINES….
    WE USED SOME OF THE SUGGESTED MUSIC THEMES,
    AND ADDED A FEW ONES

    PEOPLE HAD LOT OF FUN …!!!

    MY HUSBAND WENT TO 2 DISTRIBUTOR COMPANY AND ASKED
    FOR CHOCOLATES…. TO PUT 1 IN EACH SEAT….IN EXCHANGED WE
    PUT AND AD ON THE PROGRAM and A BANNER ON THE STAGE….

    AT THE BEGINNING OF NEXT YEAR/2015…..WE WILL BEGIN ORGANIZING THE 2015-MMDT….SO I WILL BE CONTACTING YOU FOR A NEW SCRIPT…!!!

    MANY MANY THANKS

  8. Please send sample. Having a meeting with our Arts commission tomorrow night. Very interested in Dying for chocolate. Thank you very much.

  9. HOLA….

    IM WRITING FROM PANAMA CITY, CENTRAL AMERICA……..
    I WONDER IF YOU COULD FORWARD A SAMPLE PACKAGE

    MANY THANKS,
    LOURDES

      1. and a short time later this showed up in my inbox:

        JUANITA….
        I GOT THE SCRIPT……!!!

        WE HAVE BOUGHT SCRIPTS BEFORE…BUT NONE OF THEM HAS BEEN SO COMPLETE….. E.THING IS THERE……..!!!
        THE ONLY THING THAT IS MISSING is:….SENDING ME THE ACTORS AND A DIRECTOR AS WELL….. :))
        ————
        MUCHISIMAS GRACIAS…..!!!

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