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Ladykillers – Sterts Theatre
August 3, 2015 @ 7:30 pm| £10/£8/£6
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 sick parrot, General Gordon, to help her Mrs Wilberforce is alone with five desperate men. But who will be forced to face the music?
The Ladykillers started life as a classic Ealing comedy starring Alec Guinness and Peter Sellers and its popularity has stood the test of time. This fresh witty adaptation by Graham Linehan (Father Ted, The IT Crowd, Alas Smith and Jones) has kept many elements of the film while freshening it with a more contemporary humour that adds to the original plot. From the same team that brought you Daisy Pulls It Off and The Darling Buds of May this comedy is sure to be a popular summer success.