From the writer of Father Ted, Graham Linehan, comes a hilarious and thrilling new adaptation of the celebrated Ealing comedy The Ladykillers, directed by Sean Foley (The Play What I Wrote). Starring Michele Dotrice (Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em), Shaun Williamson (Extras and EastEnders) and Clive Mantle (Casualty and The Vicar of Dibley).
The Ladykillers is a classic black comedy; a sweet little old lady, alone in her house, is pitted against a gang of criminal misfits who will stop at nothing…
Posing as amateur musicians, Professor Marcus and his gang rent rooms in the lopsided house of sweet but strict Mrs Wilberforce. The villains plot to involve her unwittingly in Marcus’ brilliantly conceived heist job. The police are left stumped, but Mrs Wilberforce becomes wise to their ruse and Marcus concludes that there is only one way to keep the old lady quiet. With only her parrot, General Gordon, to help her, Mrs W is alone with five desperate men. But who will be forced to face the music?
5 nominations: 2012 Laurence Olivier Awards including Best New Play
Paul Bown: Professor Marcus
Clive Mantle: Major Courtney
Chris McCalphy: One-Round
William Troughton: Harry Robinson
Shaun Williamson: Louis Harvey
Michele Dotrice: Mrs Wilberforce
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“A glorious, madcap night out. A joy from start to finish”
“The show works triumphantly… full of fresh gags and amazing physical comedy routines”
“Comic bliss with brass knobs on” The Independent