Everyone remembers the hit 1950s movie “The Ladykillers”, which saw Alec Guinness and Peter Sellers, among others, attempting to dispose of a sweet old lady so that they can keep their stash of stolen money. It is regarded as a classic British comedy and one of the most famous productions from Ealing Studios, so it is only right that its legacy lives on with the popular stage show returning to the West End. And who better to pen the script to the show that one of the most renowned comedy writers working in the United Kingdom? – Graham Linehan!
Linehan is behind some of the best known sitcoms to hit our screens in the last two decades. From “Black Books” to the current hit “The IT Crowd” he has regularly brought some of the best known comic characters to our living rooms. Then there is his best known work – “Father Ted” – which is still highly regarded thirteen years after it left the airwaves. In addition to these shows London theatre audiences will also be familiar with his work from shows like “Big Train”, “The Fast Show” (the characters of Ted and Ralph) and “Harry Enfield and Chums”.
The plot focuses on a group of thieves and a plan they have to take on a large robbery. In doing so the lead ringer takes up residence in the home of a sweet and unsuspecting old lady, where they plot their course of action. But after the robbery the old lady gets wise to their plans and insists they return the cash. It soon becomes apparent that if they wish to keep the money for themselves then they are going to have to get rid of the old lady once and for all.
With Sean Foley directing and William Rose’s original story the basis for Graham Linehan’s adaptation, the show makes its way back to the West End following its run at the Gielgud Theatre in 2011 (which saw it receive nominations for numerous accolades at the 2012 Laurence Olivier Awards). It is not one to miss.
“The Ladykillers” is set to run at the Vaudeville Theatre from Tuesday 9th July 2013 (previews from Saturday 29th June 2013).
|Booking From:||Friday, 15th November 2013|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 16th November 2013|
|Matinees:||Wednesday and Saturday 3pm|
|Evenings:||Monday to Saturday 7.45pm|
|Running Time:||2 hours 15 minutes|
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