Who Killed Gertrude Crump?
A One-Woman Haunted House Murder Mystery Puppet Show
Playing at the Vancouver International Puppet Festival: Homegrown Series
Feb 13-18, 2018
Performance Works, Granville Island
Feb 13-16 @ 8pm
Feb 17 @ 6pm
Feb 18 @ 2pm
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