The Ladykillers

May/Jun 2016

The Ladykillers, by Graham Linehan, played from Tue 31 May – Fri 3 Jun 2016.

From the motion picture screenplay by William Rose by special arrangement with Studio Canal & by special arrangement with Fiery Angel Ltd, London

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 a room 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 nothing but her parrot, General Gordon, to help her, Mrs Wilberforce is alone with five desperate men, but who will be forced to face the music?

Production Gallery

Photography: Nigel Thomas


“…a thoughtful, well-executed and charming production of a classic British farce”Love Midlands Theatre

Audience Reactions


“Incredible chemistry between characters, a detailed and intriguing set – great performance!”

“Genuinely amazing characterisation and thoughtful direction to make an original and enjoyable piece of work.”

“Very funny and ended up crying with laughter – the cast should be very proud of themselves!”


Constable Macdonald – Matt Barnard
Mrs Louisa Wilberforce – Nicky Ginns
Professor Marcus – Steve Eagles
Major Courtney – Chris Cooper
Harry Robinson – Liam Thorley
One-Round – Jack Walsh
Louis Harvey – Elliot Sayers
Mrs Jane Tromleyton – Angela Ingram


Director – Kim Bradshaw
Assistant Director – Adam Scott
Producer – Chris Cooper
Technical Director – Andrew Exeter

Rehearsal Gallery

Photography: Julia Nottingham