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Prelude to Murder – British Whodunit Script

British whodunit script

PRELUDE TO MURDER – BRITISH WHODUNIT SCRIPT

Well-deserved holiday? Check. Beautiful apartment in the Canary Islands? Check. Some much needed R&R? Double check for both R’s. Good friends, James and Ollie are supposed to be enjoying their time on holiday. It is also the perfect opportunity to catch up with some friends who’ve also taken to the Canaries (though Ollie is somewhat ambivalent to them). That is until tragedy strikes. Ollie has been murdered and for a hot second it seems that James might be a key suspect in this British whodunit script.

Less than a few hours after James is questioned by investigating officers, when none other than Ollie himself walks into their shared apartment. It seems someone has been murdered but the police have no idea who. In this two act comedy-drama not all is as it seems as the mystery unfolds to reveal ghosts from the past, obscurities of the present and the guilty feet that will try their luck, dancing into the future.

It isn’t how you’re murdered but how you’re not.

Author: Stan Thompson

Genre: British whodunit script, crime

Type: Two-act play script

Cast: Mains 2M, 1F. Total cast: 7M, 4F (but one of the F must play two F characters)

Ages of the actors: Adult. Main characters are in their mid twenties

Suitable for: Adults

Length: Ninety minutes

Set: The apartment terrace is furnished with two sun loungers, a large table with a parasol, four high-back chairs with cushions, and a small plastic side table. Two large cactus plants, in tubs, stand either side of the patio doors leading into the apartment.
The exterior walls of the apartment are painted brilliant white. The terrace tiles are cream terracotta. There are four exterior walls lights – two each side of the double patio doors, which are shaded by an internal vertical blind.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – characterization

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