Award-winning mysteries to delight theatregoers

Comedy detective dates for Birmingham and Redditch.

Award-winning comedian Tom Taylor sets out to tour the UK this autumn with the first and second episodes of his critically-acclaimed Charlie Montague Mysteries, with dates in Birmingham and Redditch. These 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 in 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.

A regular on the national stand-up circuit, Tom has been a finalist in numerous comedy competitions including the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny?, The Hobgoblin Comedy Award and, most recently, the Musical Comedy Awards where he won the Audience Favourite Award. Additionally, Tom has supported Simon Munnery on tour and has performed on BBC Radio 2 and Radio 4 as part of the BBC Radio New Comedy Award.

The tour includes dates at the Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham on Saturday 16th September ( and the Palace Theatre, Redditch, om Saturday 14th October (