Who Killed Gertrude Crump?

Who Killed Gertrude Crump?

A One-Woman Haunted House Murder Mystery Puppet Show

Available for theatre bookings! Contact gm@monstertheatre.com

2018 Jessie Award Nominations:

Outstanding Performance

Outstanding Direction

Outstanding Production

Significant Artistic Achievement for Puppet Design and Performance.

Agatha Christie Returns from the Dead to perform a Puppet Show.


From the team that brought you Til Death, The Shakespeare Show, No Tweed Too Tight, and the Jessie Award-winning The Little Prince. Who Killed Gertrude Crump? is a plot-twist-a-minute puppet caper presented by the Vancouver International Puppet Festival’s HomeGrown Series.

It’s New Year’s Eve 1899. One by one, an enigmatic cast of characters arrive by boat to the haunting and isolated Monkswell Manor. That night, famous murder mystery author Gertrude Crump is murdered… mysteriously! No one can leave until the truth is uncovered.

As the characters investigate, accuse, suspect, confess, plot, flash-back and engage in general hubbub, the audience is charged with the task of answering one simple question: Who Killed Gertrude Crump?

“…the most impressive acting feat in the festival!” ★★★★★-Kevin Prokosh, Winnipeg Free Press

“A standing ovation followed Travis’ tour-de-force performance.”- ★★★★★ London Free Press

Written and Directed by Ryan Gladstone

Performed by Tara Travis

Puppets created by Dusty Hagerud

Sound design by Robbie Grunwald with Drew Jurecka

First created 2014

Toured 2014, 2015, 2018