bumpoffatthegrind

Bump Off at the Grind – Large group script

Welcome, one and all, to Burlesque!  A world of bumps, grinds, teases, corsets, lash extensions, pouts, stage lighting and smoke awaits you!  Nothing is what it seems here and everyone has a gimmick.  Some showing a little more, other’s showing a little less, with fans, umbrellas, wings, balloons, glitter and other accessories adding to the erotic mystique that make up Burlesque!

Pin-up glamour, steampunk, erotic gothic and rockabilly fashion all sit comfortably together in The Grind, the city’s best known burlesque venue.  The troupe are all dressed up and ready to go!

Unfortunately for everyone, this evening’s entertainment has had to be cancelled.  Ivor Merkin, the owner of The Grind, has been found dead in the girl’s dressing room amidst all the feathers, pasties, tit tape and fans.  With the backstage area only accessible to the dancers, bar staff and other troupe members, someone here clearly had more than teasing on their mind when they arrived this afternoon.  The question is… who?

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This Game is Rated:

Mature

This game contains:

Content that may be suitable for persons ages 17 and older.

Including:
A murder – violence suggested.
Alcohol Reference – Reference to and/or images of alcoholic beverages.
Mature themes – sexual affairs, illegitimate children, date rape drugs
Comic Mischief – Depictions or dialogue involving slapstick or suggestive humour.
Suggestive Themes – Strong provocative references or materials and sexual innuendo.

What is included?

Example pre-printed boxed set

  • Full instructions

  • Script booklet for each cast member

  • Invitation flyer (which you can copy to requirements)

  • Invitations and envelopes for each cast member

  • Script for the inspector

  • Guest instruction handouts x 20 copies

  • Clue question sheets for guests

  • Solution in sealed envelope so inspector can play too

Reviews:

How it works:

How does the game work?

These games require 7-13 cast and involve the rest of the audience by getting them to ask pre-set questions – which are provided to them on paper by the inspector at the start of each round.

They run in a similar way to a dinner party, so are an ideal first choice for novice hosts and acing teams with little or no experience running large scale events.

These games work best as a sit down event with 6-12 tables of guests, with a suspect on each table.

As a rough guide these mysteries take approximately 2-3 hours to complete with a three course meal.

During the game the audience will listen to five short sets of dialogue from the cast and pose pre-scripted questions (which the cast answer with pre-scripted answers). There are three rounds which can be evenly spread throughout the night or, if preferred, the question and answer rounds can be bunched together into one large round.

At the end of the final round the guests are given time to decide who is the murderer, and once the guests have decided who did it, how and why (i.e. the murderer and motive) they will complete the answer sheet and hand it in.

How these games usually run.

Introductory Round: Introductions by the cast and the facilitator “inspector character”.
Rounds 1, 2 and 3: Scripted dialogue from the cast, followed by pre-set questions and answers.
Concluding Statements and solution: conclusions by the cast and denouement from the inspector.

There is one “inspector character” who acts as a facilitator during the event and is essential to the cast.

Reducing the cast size will reduce the length of time required to solve the mystery.

How does a “download and print at home” kit work?

Each “download and print at home” kit is provided as a zip file containing a set of PDF files for you to print at home, and a selection of MP3 files to use on the night.

Each dinner party game requires use of a printer and A4 paper (approx. 80 sheets for a 6 player kit – 240 sheets for a 20 player kit), envelopes so you can send out your invitations, and either a laptop or MP3 player (e.g. an ipod) to play the inspector MP3s; OR a CD burner so you can burn the MP3s onto a CD to run in an ordinary CD player.

When you order the game you’ll be sent a link to download the files you need.  The file will be a zip file.  This can be opened with a zip compatible program on your computer.  If you struggle to open zip files – we can email you the game directly over several emails instead – just contact us after purchase to arrange this.

You will download the following files:

  • How to use this game
  • Instructions for running the murder mystery
  • Making the most of your theme- ideas for decoration / activities.
  • Invitations
  • Character Booklets (available in single sided printer and double sided printer format)
  • Scripted for the inspector character (available in single sided printer and double sided printer format)
  • Solution script for the inspector character (needed when printing from the single sided copy)
  • MP3 files for the inspector character (dialogue and solution)
  • Hints and tips
  • Recipe suggestions
  • Money off voucher towards next purchase

How does a “Pre-printed box set” work?

This is the easiest way to play.  Everything you need will arrive in a box, pre-printed, directly to your door.

You will receive through the post:

  • Instruction booklet (includes hints and tips)
  • Invitations and envelopes for all the guests
  • Character booklets
  • CD of the inspector
  • Inspector script in a sealed envelope so you don’t find out the solution by accident!
  • Making the most of your theme and recipe suggestion booklet.
  • Money off voucher towards next purchase (printed inside the booklets)

We always ship within 24 hours meaning orders arrive as quickly as possible.

As each game is printed on demand, we can also provide a customisation service on any order.  See details further down the page on what we can do to tailor this game to your party.

Characters in the game:

Essential Cast

Rosie Cheeks – Stage Kitten
Bright and bashful, Rosie brings a fairy tale look to her corset and skirts.

Snappy O’Shea – Comper
Lithe and tempting, Snappy has a clear voice and is just the girl you need to work up an enthusiastic audience.

Foxy La Flash – Photographer
Foxy has legs to die for. She is never without her camera and steampunk accessories.

Scarlett Von Rouge – Wardrobe Cat
Red-headed and feisty, Scarlett has an eye for detail and is a whizz with pasty glue.

Gillian Tease – Bartender
Tempting and stylish, Gillian opts for a Rockabilly look.

Kitty LaMuff – French cabaret act
With legs and can-can frills, Kitty has a French accent and a frivolous charm.

9 Cast Game

Rosie Cheeks – Stage Kitten
Bright and bashful, Rosie brings a fairy tale look to her corset and skirts.

Snappy O’Shea – Comper
Lithe and tempting, Snappy has a clear voice and is just the girl you need to work up an enthusiastic audience.

Foxy La Flash – Photographer
Foxy has legs to die for. She is never without her camera and steampunk accessories.

Scarlett Von Rouge – Wardrobe Cat
Red-headed and feisty, Scarlett has an eye for detail and is a whizz with pasty glue.

Gillian Tease – Bartender
Tempting and stylish, Gillian opts for a Rockabilly look.

Kitty LaMuff – French cabaret act
With legs and can-can frills, Kitty has a French accent and a frivolous charm.

Penny Sweets – Candy Vendor
Never without her vending tray, vodka jelly shots and change, Penny is tempting and truly scrumptious all by herself.

Havanna Hurricane – Guest Performer
The Marylyn Munroe of burlesque, Havanna is always in demand and dresses to show off her buxom figure.

11 Cast Game

Rosie Cheeks – Stage Kitten
Bright and bashful, Rosie brings a fairy tale look to her corset and skirts.

Snappy O’Shea – Comper
Lithe and tempting, Snappy has a clear voice and is just the girl you need to work up an enthusiastic audience.

Foxy La Flash – Photographer
Foxy has legs to die for. She is never without her camera and steampunk accessories.

Scarlett Von Rouge – Wardrobe Cat
Red-headed and feisty, Scarlett has an eye for detail and is a whizz with pasty glue.

Gillian Tease – Bartender
Tempting and stylish, Gillian opts for a Rockabilly look.

Kitty LaMuff – French cabaret act
With legs and can-can frills, Kitty has a French accent and a frivolous charm.

Penny Sweets – Candy Vendor
Never without her vending tray, vodka jelly shots and change, Penny is tempting and truly scrumptious all by herself.

Havanna Hurricane – Guest Performer
The Marylyn Munroe of burlesque, Havanna is always in demand and dresses to show off her buxom figure.

Miss Demeanour – Security
Fond of black catsuits, and never without a set of cuffs to round up the rowdy, Miss Demeanour is not a girl to mess with.

Bella Von Kiss – Singer
Big and beautiful, Bella Von Kiss makes the most of her natural curves and is truly tantalising on stage.

13 Cast Game

Rosie Cheeks – Stage Kitten
Bright and bashful, Rosie brings a fairy tale look to her corset and skirts.

Snappy O’Shea – Comper
Lithe and tempting, Snappy has a clear voice and is just the girl you need to work up an enthusiastic audience.

Foxy La Flash – Photographer
Foxy has legs to die for. She is never without her camera and steampunk accessories.

Scarlett Von Rouge – Wardrobe Cat
Red-headed and feisty, Scarlett has an eye for detail and is a whizz with pasty glue.

Gillian Tease – Bartender
Tempting and stylish, Gillian opts for a Rockabilly look.

Kitty LaMuff – French cabaret act
With legs and can-can frills, Kitty has a French accent and a frivolous charm.

Penny Sweets – Candy Vendor
Never without her vending tray, vodka jelly shots and change, Penny is tempting and truly scrumptious all by herself.

Havanna Hurricane – Guest Performer
The Marylyn Munroe of burlesque, Havanna is always in demand and dresses to show off her buxom figure.

Miss Demeanour – Security
Fond of black catsuits, and never without a set of cuffs to round up the rowdy, Miss Demeanour is not a girl to mess with.

Bella Von Kiss – Singer
Big and beautiful, Bella Von Kiss makes the most of her natural curves and is truly tantalising on stage.

Fanny Delight – Ticket collector
Athletic and very able to cavort energetically around the stage, Fanny is a Delight by name and delight by nature!

Vontessa Marietta – Historic themed Act
With her mediaeval-styled corset and hair, Vontessa is a passionate woman who likes to dominate.