When you’re writing your murder mystery each scene needs to have a structure. The elements to consider are; the name of the scene – are you setting the scene, is it the crime scene or perhaps a witness interview? You also need to consider the position in the overall structure, characters (which are present), costumes, setting, dialogue (words and tone), props, actions (core and more subtle actions and reactions) and the climax of the scene – what needs to happen.
Consider any plot links. Do you need to innocently introduce something that will be relevant later in the story? Murder mystery evening plots tend to be much more simple than the plot of a novel but the story still need to tie together. Don’t think, just because you’re performing to an audience who have probably had a bit to drink, that holes in your plot will not be spotted!
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