Category Archives: Custom Written Scripts

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30th May 2017

Our main aim here at Murdering The Text is to assist you in raising much needed funds for your group or cause.

Our extensive catalogue of plays offers a perfect opportunity to combine a little (or more) profit with a fun event that will entertain your cast as much as your audience.

We offer murder mysteries, non murder mysteries (no dead bodies, just a crime to solve), our full length murder mystery play Slay Bells and even a pantomime, our version of Cinderella.

We also provide a Custom Written Script Service, should our current plays not fit with your cast, stage or event theme, working with you to create a script to suit your needs.

Many of our current plays have been custom written for our customers, our recent ‘A Brush, with Death’ being just one of them.

So, you’ve held a murder mystery event and it went down a storm. In fact, it went so well that you’d like to do it more often. Add your group’s details to our list of Amateur Dramatics Groups for Hire to perform Murdering The Text plays. We regularly publicise this list on Facebook and Twitter (in addition to here on our website), completely free of charge.

Finally, having acted in these plays ourselves, we’re more than happy to share our experience of how you can enrich your events and raise extra funds beyond your ticket sales. With each event pack that you buy, we’ll send you a free fundraising sheet listing suggestions linked to each particular play, plus some general ideas that will apply to most amateur productions too.

Have I missed anything? If so, just drop me an email. I’d love to hear from you.



8th February 2013

Every am dram group is different – cast, stage, musical ability – and sometimes the scripts that are out there just don’t fit with your requirements. Murdering The Text can help by writing a play just for you.

We take into account your available cast, your venue, your theme and any other factor to tailor a script that’s just right.

For more details on this service, visit our Custom Written Scripts page.

Working with you

5th August 2011

I’ve previously told you about our custom written scripts. This is a service whereby we can write a murder mystery event script or full length script to suit your group’s needs and resources. We can take into account your cast, your stage and your theme, among other considerations.

One thing we haven’t mentioned in the past, is that we can also work to flesh out your own storyline. Here are ways in which we can incorporate your ideas into a script:

  • If you have chosen a particular period (e.g. 1960s) or a historical event (e.g. coronation day) for your play to be themed around, we will do the necessary research to not only write a play for you but we will also be happy to share our research with you for your own needs.
  • You have an idea for a storyline but are not quite sure how to write it down. We’re happy to use your storyline as a basis for your play.
  • You’ve thought up a wonderful set of characters, maybe based around your available cast, but are not sure how they could be put to work. Send them over to us and we’ll write a play around them.
All of our custom written plays are created in discussion with you, the client. If your cast changes over the course of writing, we’ll change our character list. If your play is relocated, we’ll re-write to suit your new stage. After all, this is as much your play as it is ours.