10:01am Tuesday 29th May 2012
By Sally Churchward
THE LADYKILLERS comes to Southampton this year.
Graham Linehan’s hit adaptation of the classic 1955 Ealing comedy, directed by Sean Foley, will come to The Mayflower from October 15 to 20.
The Ladykillers tells the story of the eccentric little old lady, Mrs Wilberforce, who lives alone with her parrot 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.
This stage production of The Ladykillers has been adapted by Graham Linehan, best known for being the writer behind TV comedies Father Ted and The I.T. Crowd. Director Sean Foley is a multi-award winning stage director whose work in the West End includes Play What I Wrote, Do You Come Here Often, Ducktastic, Pinter’s People and Joe Orton’s What The Butler Saw.
Paul Bown plays Professor Marcus. Paul’s theatre credits include Deliverance/ Liberation, Round And Round The Garden and The Alchemist. His television credits include Doctors, Holby City, My Family and The Bill.
Clive Mantle plays Major Courtney. His numerous television credits include Little John in Robin Of Sherwood and consultant Mike Barrett in Casualty and Holby City.
Chris McCalphy plays One-Round. Recent theatre credits include The Madness of George III, When We Are Married and The Letter. His TV credits include Five Daughters, Casualty and The Giblet Boys.
William Troughton plays Harry. He was part of the original West End cast of The Ladykillers.
Shaun Williamson plays Louis. He starred as Barry Evans in the BBC’s EastEnders for almost a decade and has appeared in The Bill, Holby City, Inspector Morse and Ricky Gervais comedy Extras.
Shaun made his West End debut as DJ Monty in Saturday Night Fever.
Michele Dotrice plays Mrs Wilberforce. Michele is perhaps best known for her role as Betty, the long-suffering wife of Frank Spencer, in the BBC’s Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em.
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