I first saw this show just under 2 years ago in December 2011 when it made its way down from the Liverpool Playhouse and started creating a stir at the Gielgud Theatre. On a first viewing, I was pretty convinced that it was a winner and destined to enjoy quite a long and successful run in the West End. It's nice to have one's predictions proved right, and for the show to have an additional run... Read more
Tells the classic black comedy tale of a sweet little old lady, alone in her house, 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 and eccentric 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?
Based on the 1955 film of the same title, this new stage version of 'The Ladykillers' may not boast actors quite as famous as the likes of Peter Sellers or Alec Guinness as the original did, but it is an unqualified success in every respect. Originating at the Liverpool Playhouse, the play has made a well-deserved move to the West End and looks set to enjoy a very healthy run.
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