Tom Taylor and Sitting Room Productions presents The Game's a Foot, Try the Fish (and The Man with the Twisted Hip)

The first two critically acclaimed Charlie Montague Mysteries from award-winning writer-performer Tom Taylor.

Weaving Wodehousian witticisms, farce and highly quotable one-liners into a pair of intriguing 1930s whodunits, Tom Taylor’s rakish aristocrat Charlie Montague is the next gentleman – loosely termed – to have a stab at detective work.

Inspired by the Hippodrome’s latest mystery play, Charlie takes out an advert offering his services as a consulting detective and, one breakfast later, finds himself on his first case: he must prevent a murder. The chap dies.

Not put off in the slightest, The Man with the Twisted Hip sees Charlie attend the opening of a new art exhibition where he is presented with a double-threat: murder and modern art. He is equally baffled by both.

Packed with nonstop laughs from start to finish, The Game’s a Foot, Try the Fish was a smash hit at the Edinburgh Festival where it performed a three-week sell-out run, collected a host of four- and five-star reviews and marked Taylor out as one of the country’s most exciting new comedians and writers.


"Tom Taylor has produced a show so funny at one point I thought my lungs were going to burst ... a masterpiece in the genre, fans of the Noel Cowards of the world will not want to miss this show"

Broadway Baby

“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”

The Stage

“If you like your Agatha Christie, or particularly your Dorothy L Sayers, you’ll enjoy the substance beneath the humour and the frequent nods to detective fiction tropes. I absolutely loved every moment of it … an astoundingly funny show.”

Fringe Guru

Presented by Tom Taylor and Sitting Room Productions

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