Promotional photos of The Ladykillers, a major new adaptation of the classic Ealing Comedy arriving in London this November, starring Peter Capaldi, James Fleet and Ben Miller.
Award-winning TV writer Graham Linehan (Father Ted, The IT Crowd) has penned the adaptation, which will be his first West End comedy. The play will be directed by Sean Foley (Play What I Wrote, Joan Rivers: A Work In Progress) and designed by Michael Taylor. Produced by the Liverpool Playhouse, the show will run at the Gielgud Theatre from 26 November 2011.
An all star cast features BAFTA award-winner Peter Capaldi, James Fleet, Ben Miller, Clive Rowe, Stephen Wight and Marcia Warren as Mrs Wilberforce.
The story tells of an eccentric little old lady Mrs Wilberforce who lives alone with her parrots 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.