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The Ladykillers – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Graham Linehan Director: Peter Rowe Reviewer: Paul Couch While the original Ealing comedy upon which it’s based was produced in 1955, a passing reference to the start of the Suez Crisis places Peter Rowe’s production of Graham Linehan’s 2011 adaptation of The Ladykillers a year later than that in 1956. Mrs Wilberforce, an elderly and eccentric widow, lives alone in ...

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The Ladykillers – New Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Graham Linehan (adapted from the motion picture screenplay by William Rose) Directed: Sean Foley Reviewer: Chris Williams [Rating:5] The Ladykillers is first of all a classic film from British cinema’s golden era of Ealing comedies. Cinema lovers by their very nature are protective of their films so adapting such a classic for the stage would probably have brought up ...

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The Ladykillers – Arts Theatre, Cambridge

Writer: Graham Linehan (from the screenplay by William Rose) Director: Sean Foley Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:5] There seems to be a fashion for little old ladies involved in murder on stage at the moment in East Anglia. No sooner has Colchester’s Mercury Theatre had a visit from the sweet serial killers in Arsenic and Old Lace, than Cambridge’s Arts Theatre ...

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The Ladykillers – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Graham Linehan (adapted from the 1955 screenplay by William Rose) Director: Sean Foley Reviewer: Joan Phillips [Rating:4.5] After a hugely successful West End run, The Ladykillers starts a 26 week national tour at The Theatre Royal, Plymouth. Don’t miss it. Graham Linehan’s stage play of The Ladykillers is adapted from the screenplay of the classic 1955 Ealing Comedy of ...

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