Stage your own Comic murder mystery event!

The business of murder has been so profitable!
Finkley’s ‘Dramatic and Operatic Performance Experience Society’ (the DOPES) are staging their annual murder mystery fundraiser, a terribly-written Cleudo-style piece called ‘Death in an Indecent Manor’.  Yet when their star actor, Hugh De Mann, is killed onstage, hit by a falling chandelier, the remaining cast and crew become embroiled in a murder mystery all of their own.
Yet who’s responsible for giving Finkley’s leading luvvie his final curtain call? Could it be...
*Mel O’Drama, DOPES’ long-suffering director?
Barbara Seville, the ‘veteran’ performer with a reliance on what she calls her ‘special medicine’?
Holly Wood, DOPES’ straight-talking treasurer?
Kurt Ancall, the clueless young actor (but he’s a man so he’s definitely in!)
Or Carrie Oakie the ambitious newcomer.
The word ‘cut’ has never had such a sinister double-meaning in a whodunit that parodies the whole amateur dramatic experience!
(This piece, unlike the other Mystery Shorts, is a genuine ‘murder mystery’, and although it’s written to be staged by a line of actors reading, could also be expanded into a fully staged performance. In this way ‘Murder in an Indecent Manor’ becomes a mini-murder mystery in its own right and an excellent introduction to murderplays full length pieces.)
*Can be played by a male or female actor, hence 3M/2F or 2M/3F.
Please CONTACT US to request a FREE copy of Act 1 of this play.

Murder in an Indecent Manor!

The business of murder has been so profitable!
Finkley’s ‘Dramatic and Operatic Performance Experience Society’ (the DOPES) are staging their annual murder mystery fundraiser, a terribly-written Cleudo-style piece called ‘Death in an Indecent Manor’.  Yet when their star actor, Hugh De Mann, is killed onstage, hit by a falling chandelier, the remaining cast and crew become embroiled in a murder mystery all of their own.
Yet who’s responsible for giving Finkley’s leading luvvie his final curtain call? Could it be...
*Mel O’Drama, DOPES’ long-suffering director?
Barbara Seville, the ‘veteran’ performer with a reliance on what she calls her ‘special medicine’?
Holly Wood, DOPES’ straight-talking treasurer?
Kurt Ancall, the clueless young actor (but he’s a man so he’s definitely in!)
Or Carrie Oakie the ambitious newcomer.
The word ‘cut’ has never had such a sinister double-meaning in a whodunit that parodies the whole amateur dramatic experience!
(This piece, unlike the other Mystery Shorts, is a genuine ‘murder mystery’, and although it’s written to be staged by a line of actors reading, could also be expanded into a fully staged performance. In this way ‘Murder in an Indecent Manor’ becomes a mini-murder mystery in its own right and an excellent introduction to murderplays full length pieces.)
*Can be played by a male or female actor, hence 3M/2F or 2M/3F.
Please CONTACT US to request a FREE copy of Act 1 of this play.

  • Price: £30.00