Our 2017/18 programme opens with award-winning comedian Tom Taylor, with the first and second episodes of his critically acclaimed Charlie Montague Mysteries. These delightful one man plays are packed with non-stop laughs from start to finish and a revolving gallery of high society dames and eccentric waiters all played by Taylor. Two gloriously silly murder mysteries for anyone who ever wished Bertie Wooster was a detective:-
The Game’s a Foot, Try The Fish is the introduction to our hero, Charlie Montague. Inspired by the Hippodrome’s latest mystery play, rakish aristocrat Charlie takes out an advert offering his services as a consulting detective and, one breakfast later, finds himself on his first case. What follows sees the gloriously inept love child of Agatha Christie and PG Wodehouse determined to prevent a murder. The chap dies.
The Man with the Twisted Hip sees Charlie (not put off in the slightest by the ups and downs of his first case) accept an invitation to the opening of a new art exhibition where he is presented with the double-threat of murder and modern art. He is equally baffled by both.
AN HOUR OF VERY SILLY AND VERY FUNNY COMEDY
Armed only with a chaise longue, smoking jacket and tons of charm … this is a gloriously silly and subversive murder mystery that delights its audience
If you like your Agatha Christie, or particularly your Dorothy L Sayers, you’ll enjoy the substance beneath the humour and thefrequent nods to detective fiction tropes. I absolutely loved every moment of it … an astoundingly funny show.