THE KILLER QUESTION
THE KILLER QUESTION
The Silence Of The Lambs meets Last Of The Summer Wine in dark comedy thriller The Killer Question. Former game show champion Walter Crump lives for murder (it was even his specialist subject on the nerve-shredding, general knowledge quiz show The Chair). But did his obsession with death ultimately lead to his own? That’s certainly what Inspector Black believes, and now it is Crump’s dopey widow Margaret who finds herself in the chair – accused of her husband’s murder.
But as shocking details emerge about the events leading up to Walter’s final head to head, it quickly transpires that what started out as an open and shut case has turned into another game altogether: the cat and mouse variety, with more than one deadly twist in the tale.
Will Inspector Black solve the mystery? Will Margaret be home in time for Country File? Who will prove to be the ultimate victim of The Chair?
And, just as important, which actor will play which character… the audience decides!
The Lowry, Salford
18th September - Book Here
Arts Centre Washington, Washington
23rd September 2021 - Book Here
Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond
24th September 2021 - Book Here
Monkgate Theatre, York
25th September 2021 - Book Here
Greenwich Theatre, London
28th September 2021 - Book Here
29th September 2021 - Book Here
30th September 2021 - Book Here
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth
1st October 2021 - Book Here
Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
2nd October 2021 - Book Here
Albany Theatre, Coventry
6th October 2021 - Book Here
The Corn Hall, Diss
7th October 2021 - Book Here
Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton
8th October 2021 - Book Here
Trinity Theatre, Gainsborough
9th October 2021 - Book Here
Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Southampton
14th October 2021 - Book Here
Crewe Lyceum Theatre, Crewe
28th October 2021 - Book Here
Malthouse Theatre, Canterbury
29th October 2021 - Book Here
Cotswold Playhouse, Stroud
30th October 2021 - Book Here
Theatre Royal, Dumfries
3rd November 2021 - Book Here
Reconnect Regal, Bathgate
4th November 2021 - Book Here
The Creative Team
Midlands born Writer and Producer Dave Payne was one of the winners of the ITV1 sketch show Shoot The Writers and now predominantly writes comedy, drama and thrillers. A graduate of the Birmingham Rep Write Away project, Dave's short plays went on to be performed byFractured Lines, Full Circle, Off The Fence and The Best of The Platform at The Bread and Roses Theatre. As core writer of the award winning Laughlines Comedy Entertainment, he wrote stage parody tributes to classic sitcoms including Blackadder, Only Fools and Horses and The Vicar of Dibley before landing storyline opportunities with Hollyoaks online, Coronation Street and EastEnders (winning Best Storyline at The British Soap Awards in 2014 and 2015). He was a finalist in Playwright at The Little Theatre, Hebden Bridge and last year had work showcased at The Hope Mill, Manchester and The Curve Theatre, Leicester. He has two short films and a podcast currently in development and is working on a full length stage musical. He is a proud member of Cucumber Writers, wrote sketches for the CBBC comedy Class Dismissed and is a Producer on BBC Radio 4's The Archers.
Alyx Tole is a freelance director based in West Yorkshire and working across the North West. Previous work includes: VIGNETTES at Hope Mill for HER Productions, SAME, SAME DIFFERENT by Naomi Sumner Chan, BOOMTOWN GIRLS by Joyce Branagh (nominated for Best Fringe Production at the Manchester Theatre Awards 2017), THE TONGUE TWISTER by Luke Walker (nominated for Best Fringe Production at the Manchester Theatre Awards 2015), ORPHANS by Lyle Kessler for Play With Fire Theatre Company at Hope Mill and COLDER THAN HERE by Laura Wade for What a Little Bird Told Me Theatre Company. Alyx is resident director at Colour the Clouds Theatre Company, specialising in theatre for families. They have produced new works which have toured nationally and appeared at venues such as Paine’s Plough Roundabout, Oldham Coliseum and The Lowry.
Evelyn is a theatre maker and creative producer based in Manchester. Most recently she produced a three week outdoor summer Shakespeare festival in partnership with the Great Northern Warehouse.
She is the managing director of the People Zoo Productions and The GOAT Mcr (The Great Open Air Theatre)
Evelyn is looking forward to working with the guys at Just Some Theatre as she's been following their offbeat comedy from a creepy distance for some time now and is honoured to finally be allowed into the inner circle.
Peter recently developed works with From The Mill Theatre on their project 'F**king Hopeless' as well as Just Some Theatre's own latest development of 'Black Stone' written by James Martin Charlton.
Other theatre credits include, 'The Four Horsemen' (Tour), 'Bedam' (CFL Art Cafe), 'Forever Eighties' - JB Shorts 17, The Doppel Gang' (UK Tour & Off West End Run), Improv 'Elastic Bandits', Coward (UK Tour & West End Run).
Filmed work includes various roles in 'Deluded' - Dir. Jessica McDonagh, 'Delivery Driver' Iceland Advert & Voiceover for 'Chapter1: Liv' & 'Chapter 2: Zach' Dir. Dominic Stephenson.
Peter's other work includes producing 'Car Park King' for Every Egg A Bird Theatre for the UK tour in 2017 & 2019 as well as directing an educational interactive game for FE students.
Jake Urry graduated from UCLan’s Acting BA course in 2012 and started Just Some Theatre with Peter Stone & Jordan Moore. Jake played Noel Coward in Coward by James Martin Charlton (2013), Lombard & Chico Marx in The Doppel Gang by Dominic Hedges (2015 & 2017) and also wrote, and played Death & Pestilence in The Four Horsemen (2020). Jake has also narrated over 60 audiobooks since 2016, including Dark Harvest by Josh Reynolds (Games Workshop’s Black Library), A Mind To Kill by John Nicholl (Bloodhound Books), and classics including The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde and The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle.
Jordan trained as an actor at the University of Central Lancashire. Jordan's first theatre role was in the Demi Paradise production of Othello playing Roderigo. With Just Some Theatre he has performed in new writing The Doppel Gang which toured the UK and had a 4 week run in London at The Actors Centre, as well as their sketch nights. Jordan's other credits include feature film The Last Trace with UFA Fiction and providing Motion Capture for the video game Contagion by Monochrome. Inc. as well as two Theatre In Education tours for Collingwood Learning.
Jordan has also done technician work, starting off on Just Some Theatre's Track and Field and the original North West run of Coward, which lead him to join the company in 2013. He then went on provide technical support for Every Egg A Bird's multiple UK tours of Car Park King followed by a North West tour with Front Row Theatre on their production of Collision Course.
Tallulah is a stage manager based in the North West of England. She has a BA Hons in Technical Theatre from St Mary’s University, and spent the pandemic lockdowns studying for an MA in Arts Management from Lancaster University. Recent credits include: ASM for Grimm Tales at The Dukes Theatre; SM on the book for Treasure Island and Earthquakes in London at ALRA North; SM for Cinderella at The Shaw Theatre; SM for Pericles, Prince of Tyre at Valtice Palace Theatre, Czechia; SM for Pyscho Drama Queen at ZOO Playground, Edinburgh; SM for GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS at Te Aroha, NZ.
Tom is a lighting designer and freelance theatre technician based in Manchester. After graduating from Rose Bruford with a BA in Lighting Design, Tom has worked on productions up and down the country.
Recent design credits include Vignettes (Hope Mill Theatre), Pomona and Great Expectations (ALRA North), The Fire of Olympus (UK Tour).
Other technical credits include Programming and Production electrician for Hushabye Mountain (Hope Mill Theatre) and Lighting technician for Hope Fest outdoor arts festival.
This is Tom's first project with Just Some Theatre and he can't wait to get out on the road with The Killer Question.
Lighting Designer & Technician
Irene Jade is a set and costume designer based in Sheffield. She loves designing and creating playful worlds and characters. Her recent design credits are ‘First Time’ by Nathaniel Hall , ‘Aidy the Awesome’ by The Gramophones and as Design Assistant on ‘Wind in the Willows’ at Derby Theatre.
When she’s not working in theatre, she can be found drinking coffee and hanging out with her two miniature schnauzers!
This is Irene’s first show with Just Some Theatre and she’s loved coming on board as Costume Designer and Maker for ‘The Killer Question’.
Rachel is an actor and all-round creative assistant. Most recently she has been working with Science Animated to provide voiceovers for their scientific and medical animated projects. She has also just finished filming for the sketch show 'Deluded' by Jessica McDonagh.
Rachel has previously worked with Just Some Theatre, playing Colette in the UK tour and Off West End London Run of 'The Doppel Gang', and is very excited to work with the company again, this time behind the scenes.
Social Media Manager
Josh Baker is a production and stage manager with a special interest in lighting design. Now based in Manchester, he recently graduated from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh with a Masters in Stage and Production Management.
He's very pleased to be working with Just Some Theatre on their tour of The Killer Question.