Season runs from 7th Dec 2017 to 16th Dec 2017
The Ladykillers is set in London in the 1950s, in the house belonging to an old lady, Mrs Wilberforce, who lives alone with her parrot, General Gordon. Money is tight so she is delighted when the apparently very respectable musician, Professor Marcus, asks whether he might rent rooms in her house and use then as a space for himself and four other musician friends to rehearse for a concert. Unfortunately for her – and ultimately, for them – the five friends are in fact a bunch of criminals who are planning to rob a security van when it arrives at a location very close to the house. Of course, everything that can go wrong does so as this crazy, frenetic comedy works its way through to its not quite predictable ending.
This stage production has been adapted by Graham Linehan, best known for being the writer behind TV comedies Father Ted and The I.T. Crowd, from William Rose’s 1950s film . This Globe production is directed by Brian Beresford and will be onstage from 7 -16 December