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 - Book Here

23rd September 2021 - Arts Centre Washington - Washington - Book Here

24th September 2021 - Georgian Theatre Royal - Richmond - Book Here

25th September 2021 - Monkgate Theatre - York - Book Here

28th September 2021 - Greenwich Theatre - London - Book Here

29th September 2021 - Greenwich Theatre - London - Book Here

30th September 2021 - Greenwich Theatre - London - Book Here

1st October 2021 - Aberystwyth Arts Centre - Aberystwyth - Book Here

2nd October 2021 - Theatre Severn - Shrewsbury - 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.

Dave Payne



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.

Alyx Tole


6th October 2021  - Albany Theatre - Coventry - Book Here

7th October 2021 - The Corn Hall - Diss - Book Here

8th October 2021 - Arena Theatre - Wolverhampton - Book Here

9th October 2021 - Trinity Theatre - Gainsborough - Book Here

14th October 2021 - Hanger Farm Arts Centre - Southampton - Book Here

28th October 2021 - Crewe Lyceum Theatre - Crewe - Book Here

29th October 2021  - Malthouse Theatre - Canterbury - Book Here

30th October 2021 - Cotswold Playhouse - Stroud - Book Here

3rd November 2021 - Theatre Royal - Dumfries - Book Here

4th November 2021 - Reconnect Regal - Bathgate - Book Here


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.

Evelyn Roberts

Production Manager

Peter Stone

Co Producer & Actor

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

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Jake Urry

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

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Rachel Hartley

Social Media Manager

Rachel Hartley is a North West based actress who has previously worked with Just Some Theatre and will be running the social media accounts for The Killer Question Tour

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