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!

Tour Locations

18th September 2021 - The Lowry - Salford

23rd September 2021 - Arts Centre Washington - Washington

24th September 2021 - Georgian Theatre Royal - Richmond

28th - 30th September 2021 - Greenwich Theatre - London

1st October 2021 - Aberystwyth Arts Centre - Aberystwyth

2nd October 2021 - Theatre Severn - Shrewsbury

6th October 2021  - Albany Theatre - Coventry

7th October 2021 - The Corn Hall - Diss

8th October 2021 - Arena Theatre - Wolverhampton

9th October 2021 - Trinity Theatre - Gainsborough

12th October 2021 - Dorchester Arts Centre - Dorchester

14th October 2021 - Hangar Farm Arts Centre - Southampton

23rd October 2021 - Towngate Theatre - Basildon

28th October 2021 - Crewe Lyceum Theatre - Crewe

29th October 2021  - Malthouse Theatre - Canterbury

30th October 2021 - Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre - Walton-on-Thames

3rd November 2021 - Theatre Royal - Dumfries

4th November 2021 - Reconnect Regal - Bathgate

Announcing Tour Dates Soon

The Creative Team
Jake Urry

Co Producer & Actor

Co-Producing The Killer Question and playing which ever character the audience chooses

Peter Stone

Co Producer & Actor

Co-Producing The Killer Question and playing which ever character the audience chooses

Jordan Moore

Co Producer & Actor

Co-Producing The Killer Question and playing which ever character the audience chooses

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.

Dave Payne


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