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Murder Mystery Scripts for Fun & Profit

Funny, fast paced and fiercely unforgettable.
FAIRPLAY MYSTERIES – Give them something that’s entertaining and has a logical solution.

Presenting: Murder Mystery Scripts for Amateurs or Professionals

Our murder mystery scripts give you an easy, unforgettable event of laughter and outrageous fun. Proven crowd-pleasers, our interactive scripts have been extensively battle-tested, and fine tuned. We give you the everything you need and you embellish the event as much, or as little, as you like.

If you are:

  • an event planner planning a corporate event
  • resort hosting an extra-special weekend
  • a restaurant wanting a dinner theatre experience
  • an eager volunteer sourcing a fundraiser
  • a professional troupe looking for the next hot script
  • a enthusiastic amateurs wanting to bring some excitement to people’s lives

We have the right script for you.

Murder Mystery Entertainment is the most fun, most flexible, most forgiving entertainment form out there. Mystery Factory Scripts can be done by professionals and amateurs alike. Good, crazy fun for Fundraisers (combine with silent auction), Theatre Groups, Corporate Events, Dinner Theatre, Specialty Venues, High School Drama Clubs, Improv Groups … and more. Single out someone special and make them lead detective … or the lead villain. Delightful and engaging scenarios mixed with wild and wacky characters.

Our mystery scripts are improv scripts. This means all the information, which needs to be revealed in each scene is clearly laid out.

For the actors this means there is:

  • No tedious memorizing of lines
  • Only two or three rehearsals and a couple of hours learning your character
  • A small time commitment in a busy world
  • Guidelines included for each scene, which can be written on an index card and carried in their pockets – these tiny cheat sheets can be looked at just before a scene if they don’t remember what comes next

Some dialogue is included to use as a springboard (or to memorize if you really want to) but the ambience created through spontaneous interactions and good natured threats creates a flying by the seat of your pants, stop on a dime, adrenaline-fueled, action-packed event, that leaves your audience begging for more.

Our EASY MONEY Mystery Fundraiser fabulously combines a mystery event and silent auction to give you a playful way to make a profit.

What You Get

Each Murder Mystery Script gives you:

  • The script – a side-splitting scenario and colourful, over-the-top characters.
  • Director’s Notes for running rehearsals and stage managing the event.
  • How to liaison with the venue.
  • All the hard-copy evidence you will need to ‘lock em up’
  • Props list – easy to find items such as a toothbrush.
  • Costume suggestions
  • Solution Sheet master

All of our mysteries are Fair Play – there’s an actual mystery, with all the clues and evidence your audience needs to come up with the solution. You get the benefit of 30-odd (very odd) years of live mystery performances. You get unlimited online support.

What You Need

Each script requires:

  • One Director, a good organizer
  • Four to Six Actors – no experience necessary; outgoing personality and sense of humour a must.
  • Basic, easy-to-find props.
  • A printer to run off the scripts and clues.
  • Costumes or accessories to accent the theme.
  • Decor if you wish.
  • Time for three approximately 3 hour rehearsals before the show –  plus the performance.
  • A love of laughter and a desire to have fun!

What You’ll Receive

Laughs, Applause & Rave Reviews.

People asking when you’ll be doing it again.

The Scripts – Buy one now and then
Let the Show Begin!

Gin Joint Murder Mystery Script            Easy Money Fundraiser Mystery Script tnDying for Chocolate Mystery ScriptDrop Dead Disco Murder Mystery Script












  • Hello, i am an event planner for a restaurant. We are planning to launch a murder mystery dinner theater experience perhaps once a month. Can you provide samples that you think would work well for new improv actors and a restaurant audience? How many of the aforementioned do you have? Enough for six months? Thanks

  • I’m looking for a modern day script to use for a murder mystery at a guest house. Any options? If so please send script samples. Thanks

    • HI Sherry – Easy Money is probably the closest thing to a ‘modern’ mystery I have. It was written as a fund raiser but it doesn’t have to be. Part of the script is a silent auction. You don’t have to have a silent auction but there is an estate sale involved so you would have to come up with a couple of items to sell and then give the guests fake money to bid on them with. I’ll get a script sample right out to you.

      Other than that, our mysteries are all themed. Well, The Butler Did it , would probably suit your venue very well but it isn’t a mystery, per se, but more entertainment. I’ll send you the info on that too.

      Please let me know if you have any questions or just want to chat.

  • Hi there –
    Looking for a script for a fundraiser for VOS (Veterans Outreach Support) but also have a query about content – with your mysteries has the crime (death) occurred before the event commences or are one or two of the acting characters bumped off during the event ?

    • The crime occurs during the event. About one quarter of the way in. So everyone has a chance to see what a rotten person they are and no one feels about them getting bumped off.

  • Hello, we are in urgent need of a script for 5 actors doing a speakeasy in May and can’t find any. This would be held at a restaurant to raise funds for a local soup kitchen. Do you have something like this. There would be about 45 guests in attendance and actors are all community theater actors, thanks!!

    • I am so sorry for not getting back to you sooner! My website should be sending comments to my email and I just got this one now … very embarrassing : (

      I do not have a speakeasy murder mystery but I do have a fundraiser; Easy Money, for five actors, which I will send information on. It shouldn’t take too long to get the show up and running, if you haven’t found anything else yet.

      It is an improv script so there are no lines of dialogue to be memorized per se and can easily be performed after two or three rehearsals.
      Actors do need to know what happens in each scene but often have little ‘cheat sheet’ cards in their pockets, so a quick glance can refresh their memory from the rehearsals.
      I have found that improv scripts also lend themselves more to audience interaction, which adds enjoyment and an element of the unexpected to the show : )

      Please let me know if you have any questions and once more my sincere apologies for taking so long to respond.

  • hi. Interested in a script that might include auditioning for a musical.
    Anything like that come to mind? We usually do a spring musical, but would like to change it up. Everyone loves the singing, but having a tough time finding anything.

    • Thank you for your inquiry. To be clear, my mystery scripts include places for song to be inserted however they are not part of the mystery and permission to use any musical copyrighted material is not part of what I am selling. That said, there is space for approximately 5 songs in each script. I will send you a script sample for Drop Dead Disco and you can see on page 10 how it works; as well as how the rest of the script works. Please let me know if you have any further questions.

    • The actual performance time for the script is between 45 minutes and an hour plus … time varies depending on how much interaction with the audience is involved and if you add music or not. Our scripts are flexible since they are improv scripts and can be easily tightened up or extended. Does this help?

  • I am looking for scripted not improv. Are any of these scripted? If so please send me the Disco and Chocolate shows.
    Thank you

    • Well … they are improv with a few scripted lines to get things started. I’ll send you one of the samples and you can see what you think. Probably not what you are looking for but check it out.

    • Hi Robin – I’ll get those right out to you. However … End Game? … sounds intriguing but my third mystery is called Gin Joint. Expect 3 emails. Once for each script sample. They are too large of files to combine.

  • Hi , I would like a copy of death by chocolate to read , could I get a perusal by email?

  • Hi I am interested in gin joint , do you have a perusal script for emailing?

  • Hi there! We’ve started doing mystery dinners to raise money for our community theater. I’m interested in all three and would like samples.
    Thank you.

  • JRV,

    I am interested in Drop Dead Disco and Dying for Chocolate. Could I receive script samples? Thank you in advance

  • Good afternoon,

    My wife and I own The Tilted Teacup Tea Room and would like to get information on a suitable murder mystery length that we would be able to incorporate for our tea room. It’s in a house that was built in 1914 and we would have to have 3 separate areas to perform. Our usual event lasts about 1hr and 15 min. So any advice would be appreciated.

    John Gans

  • intrested in M-scripts. 4-5 actors-some comedy-familey friendly-1 to 1.25 hr.-audience participation-themed for group gathering-meal served during the show. Carl 910-3431611 office— – 910-520-3730 cell

    • I’ll call you. We have script samples available so you can see what you’re getting before you purchase anything AND all our mysteries come with online support.

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