The Ladykillers to close 14 April 2012 at Gielgud Theatre
The new stage adaptation by Graham Linehan, of the 1955 Ealing Comedy The Ladykillers, adapted from the screenplay by William Rose, will end its limited run at the Gielgud Theatre on 14 April 2012 .
The new stage production has enjoyed tremendous box office success, recently recouping its entire West End outlay. The play is also said to have smashed all known box office records at the Gielgud Theatre, by taking just under £400,000 in a single week between Monday December 26th and Sunday January 1st.
It is directed by Sean Foley, and features Peter Capaldi (Professor Marcus), James Fleet (Major Courtney), Ben Miller (Louis), Clive Rowe (One Round), Stephen Wight (Harry), Marcia Warren ( Mrs Wilberforce).
Tells the story of the eccentric little old lady Mrs Wilberforce who lives alone with her parrots in a strange lopsided house in King’s Cross. Her life is turned upside down by the arrival of Professor Marcus and his four friends, who between them make up the most unlikely group of criminals. Planning the heist of a security van, they decide to use Mrs Wilberforce as cover and involve her unwittingly in the plot. Things do not go well and the Professor’s plan starts to unravel in spectacular and hilarious fashion.
The Ladykillers has designs and costumes by Michael Taylor, lighting by James Farncombe, sound by Ben and Max Ringham, and is produced by Edward Snape for Fiery Angel, In association with Stage Entertainment UK and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse.