- Mon 5 to Sat 10 November 2012
- King's Theatre
- Evenings: 7.30pm | Matinees Wed & Sat: 2.30pm
- £29.50 - £14
Direct from the West End
Following a critically acclaimed, sell out West End season, celebrated comedy, The Ladykillers, comes to life on stage in a hilarious and thrilling new adaption. From the writer of Father Ted, Graham Linehan, comes a hilarious and thrilling new adaptation of the celebrated Ealing comedy The Ladykillers, directed by Sean Foley (The Play What I Wrote). Starring Michele Dotrice* (Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em), Shaun Williamson (Extras and EastEnders) and Clive Mantle (Casualty and The Vicar of Dibley).
The Ladykillersis 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 parrot, General Gordon, to help her, Mrs W. is alone with five desperate men. But who will be forced to face the music?
“Perfection” ***** The Times
“A glorious, madcap night out” *****Daily Express
“Comic Bliss from start to finish” *****The Independent
*Please note: Michele Dotrice will not be appearing at the evening performance on Thu 8 November, her part will be played by Beverley Walding.
The Ladykillers' visit to Edinburgh has been made possible through Stage One investment from Creative Scotland.