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!
I am looking at Easy Money as a fundraiser for my non profit organization missionary trip. Would it be possible to get a sample of this script?
You got it.
I am part of a community theater group that is looking to do a murder myster. I am looking for scripts for a small group of 6 or at most 8 actors. Dying for ChocolateGin Joint, and The Butler Did It sound interesting. Would you please send samples for preview?
Thanks for your interest in my scripts! Dying for Chocolate is for 6 actors and is a mystery for the audience to solve.
The Butler Did It is for 2 – 4 actors and is better suited to a house party. There is no mystery to be solved, since we all know that the butler did it, but there is a lot of outrageous, edgy fun to be had. The script samples are on their way. Please let me know if you have any questions.
I am very interested in Death by Chocolate. I have held several mystery dinners in my home for friends. Could you please send me a sample of your play?
I am interested in The Butler did It. Can I get a perusal script, and information about cawt size
Hi Charles – it’s not really a whodunnit type mystery; more like a sassy bit of theatre for a dinner party of 8 – 20 people. I’ll get that info right out to you.
I would like some script samples that would be appropriate for a community fundraiser. Show should be family friendly. We occasionally do have children in attendance. It is a conservative community but enjoy comedy.
You bet Paula. I will get a sample/info from our fundraiser Easy Money. All of our scripts are ‘family friendly’ and can become more friendly or more risque, depending on the actors.
The scripts themselves are improv scripts so there are a few lines of suggested dialogue to get the scene started and then the actors can take the scene in a direction that suits the audience.
The important thing is that the required information is given out. Please let me know if you have further questions!
Thank you for your swift reply. When can I expect to get samples? We are wanting to move forward asap. We have a March performance date.
I sent the sample for Easy Money on Jan 3 @ 9:42am MST. If you did not get it, check your spam folder. Sometimes emails from businesses end up there. Which other scripts would you like to see samples of? I just resent it – Easy Money – as well.
I’ve checked all folders still nothing. I will give an alternate email.
Ok, great. I sent the other samples as well so you have five emails with fairly large attachments from me somewhere … it’s a mystery… bwhahaha. I’ve just sent the Easy Money Info to the new email address. Fingers crossed.
We have a improv theater and we’re looking for a improv murder mystery – we are planning on a late night show so comedic and darker themes are on the table.
Let me know if you have any suggestions . We would also want an element of audience participation if possible .
Hi Casey – Our themed mystery scripts can go in whatever direction you and the actors wish to take them; family friendly or edgy with a dark twist. The scripts are planned improv so the script provides you with information that needs to come out but how you present that information is up to the group performing the script. I’ll send you a script sample and you can see what I mean. There is some benign dialogue suggestions included, because most groups benefit from these suggestions to get the ball rolling. An improv theatre group will have no problem twisting the info in the direction you want it to go. Let me know if you have any further questions.
Looking for a script for a women’s event next Christmas.
Hi Jean – I’ll send you some samples of our scripts. Although the actors are divided 3 female, 3 male, you could adapt that.
Foothills Playhouse is a non-profit, community theatre in Easley, SC. We are looking at branching out to provide some short, mystery shows that we can take to local Nursing Homes and Retirement Centers. Several facilities bring residents to our shows at the playhouse … but they have some residents who are not able to get out of the facilities. Can you send me some perusals of your scripts? Thank you!
A sample of Dying for Chocolate and Gin Joint should be in your inbox now.
Thanks for checking out my scripts! I think either one would work for high school students. Since they are ‘improv’ scripts, the language used is up to the teacher and the actors.
As you will see, each script details what information needs to be revealed in each scene. There is some sample dialogue to kick things off and you can use it or not. Nothing racey though.
I’ll send you both script samples in separate emails. Let me know if you have any questions!
I am a programs manager at a historic mansion. We are looking to do a murder mystery in November. Where guests go around the estate, meet the cast of suspects first, then are free to wander back around and interview the suspects to find out what ad lib information they know. We just want it to be focused on the murder of an inventor who was about to show his latest invention at the mansion when he is killed. Circa 1910. Do you think you could help us start our writing for this? Do you have an estimate of cost for your services?
Hi Teresa – I can absolutely help! It’s one of my favorite things to do. My rates is $50 an hour and we get a lot done in an hour! The final cost depends a lot on how much work you do and how much work I do. Together we can come up with a plot and I will make sure that you know all the information you need for the characters’ relationships to each other and what you need to have in the way of clues to reveal the motive, method and opportunity that points to the killer … while pointing to other suspects along the way. Plus together we will figure out what the actors need to talk about when.
Mysteries are a super form of entertainment. They are really flexible in how they can be presented plus no one knows if an actor makes a mistake or reveals clues out of order… and they are so much fun. Let me know if you want to talk first and decide if this will work for you. The clock doesn’t start until you have made a decision to proceed. It’s always good to get your questions answered first.
I doubt it will take more than 4 hours to get the mystery plot, actors info and clues required down – probably 2.5 or 3 – if you are doing the writing up and clue creation. I will make diagrams for you to work from and send them to you at the end of each session.
Do you have a script for the rollin’ 20’s theme?
No. Not that. Thanks for checking though.
Is it possible to get a perusal or sample of Dying for Chocolate and the Butler Did It?
Indeed. On their way to your inbox now.
Can you please send a sample script of Dying for Chocolate and Easy Money?
On its way.
Please send me a sample script for Drop Dead Disco, Gin Joint and the Butler did it. We did one a couple years ago that most of it was narrated and the actors only adlibed some. The narrator directed the action and laid out the plots. I would like to see the samples of the three I requested. Please feel free to send something like I described if you have it. Thank you
Hi Bill. My scripts are a little different from a narrator directing the action but still largely adlib so that the actors don’t have a bunch of lines to memorize. They can carry a small cheat sheet (like a recipe card) in there pocket to remind them of the info that needs to be talked about during each scene. A director or someone who is in-charge of the props and whatnot can give the actors a two minute warning before the scene should start so that they have a chance to look over the card.You will see from the samples how they work. Please let me know if you have any questions. We can set up a call if you like (free to you). The script samples will come in separate emails.
Looking for a script for approxitmatly 10 actors to do for Halloween for our senior mobile home community to put on during their regularly scheduled Pot Luck Dinner.
Hi Cathy – I have three scripts that require 6 actors and you could add 4 secondary characters by having them associated with 4 of the main characters. They wouldn’t be written into the scripts but they would be someone’s cousin or assistant or parole officer and like that. They would repeat/reinforce the same information as their main character. If something like that interests you, let me know and we can chat. How many people will be attending the pot luck?
Hello, I am interested in Shootout for a dinner theater we will be doing in October. Do you know when it would be available?
Hi Jamie – how much lead time do you need?
I’m in search of a mystery dinner for an annual event we host for a group of maybe 35 to 40 people. We’ve discovered we have a handful of people with a real sense of humor. Can I have some insight to your Saloon script? It sounds like the perfect match for our group. Thanks
Hi Lorraine – how soon is your event? The Saloon Script still needs some polishing before it’s ready to go public. We should talk.
I am interested in the Saloon script. I’m directing a show in a couple months but am ready to make character decisions. When do you thing your script will be ready?
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.
I would like to get information packet and sample script for Easy Money
It’s a great fundraiser. Please let me know if you have any questions. The info should be in your inbox now.
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.
How long are the scripts? We are doing a banquet and need about 30 – 45 minutes of entertainment.
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.
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.
I am interested in the fundraising scrip..
Easy Money headed your way.
Hi there – looking to read perusals of Chocolate and Disco. Also saw mentioned in a comment one called “End Game”? Could I get perusals of all 3?
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?
Yes indeed we do! I’ll get that right out to you.
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.
Okey doke – They will be in your inbox in moments : )
I am interested in Drop Dead Disco and Dying for Chocolate. Could I receive script samples? Thank you in advance
Should be in your box now.
They came back as undeliverable …oh wait … hahaha mystery solved … maybe. Please confirm if you get them or not. Thanks.
can you please send me perusals for gin joint, disco and chocolate we are small non profit performing arts group
You got it! I will get those right out to you.
Hi, I’m considering running a local production of Drop Dead Disco. Could I see a sample of the script?
The Disco sample should be in your in box now. Let me know if you have any questions.
Looking for ideas for a company event, 1-2 hours with meal, 100 employees .
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.
Hi John – email me your phone number and I’ll give you a call.
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.