The Ladykillers brings the classic Ealing comedy about a group of oddball criminals to the London stage.
The Ladykillers 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.
While the much-loved 1955 film version of The Ladykillers starred Alec Guinness and Peter Sellers, this stage version features a cast including Peter Capaldi (The Thick Of It), James Fleet (The Vicar Of Dibley), Ben Miller (Armstrong And Miller) and Stephen Wight (Whites) alongside Olivier Award winners Clive Rowe and Marcia Warren.
The Ladykillers is adapted for the stage by Graham Linehan, the man behind comic TV hits Father Ted and The IT Crowd.