The Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, The New Wolsey Theatre and Salisbury Playhouse have co-produced a brand new production of the beloved comedy, playing at the theatre from the 3rd October. 

The Ladykillers at the New Wolsey Theatre. Photo Mike Kwasniak (2).jpg
(c) Mike Kwasniak. 

When Mrs. Wilberforce puts a sign in her newsagent’s window advertising ‘A Room to Let’, she’s delighted when the mysterious Professor Marcus proclaims it perfect for rehearsing his unorthodox string quintet. She soon discovers that she is not making tea for a motley band of musicians, but harbouring a hardened gang of criminals and conmen planning the great Kings Cross Train Robbery!

The 1955 film was adapted for the stage originally by Graham Linehan who is best known for penning the hugely popular TV sitcoms Father Ted, The IT Crowd and Black Books.

Now it heads to the stage once again in a new production directed by Peter Rowe with set and costume designs by Foxton, sound by Rebecca Applin and lighting by Alexandra Stafford.

Meanwhile, the cast is set to include Graham Seed as Major Courtney best known for his role playing Nigel Pargetter in the BBC’s The Archers, Ann Penfold as Mrs Wilberforce and Steven Elliott as Professor Marcus.

They will be joined by Marcus Houden, Sam Lupton,Damian Williams and Anthony Dunn.

The Ladykillers will play at the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch from the 3rd to the 21st October. For more information visit: http://www.queens-theatre.co.uk/whats-on/show/the-ladykillers/

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