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Love’s Labour’s Lost: RSC Live Broadcast – Gala Theatre, Durham

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Anna Ambelez Reality versus fantasy, love, desire, reckoning and rationalization. These are themes in Love’s Labour’s Lost. Ferdinand King of Navarre (Sam Alexander) and his three companions, Berowne (Edward Bennett), Dumaine (Tunji Kasim) and Longaville (William Belchambers) vow to forsake the company of women for three years in order to study and fast. ...

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The Ladykillers – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Graham Linehan Director: Sean Foley Reviewer: Clare Boswell [Rating:4] IT Crowd and Father Ted creator Graham Linehan's adaptation of the 1955 Ealing comedy 'The Ladykillers' has certainly disproven claims that re-workings of films cannot successfully transfer to the stage. Linehan alongside Sean Foley's masterful direction has created an outstandingly funny slapstick farce while retaining at it's core the structure ...

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The Ladykillers – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer: Graham Linehan Director: Sean Foley Reviewer: Lu Greer [rating:4.0]   The Ladykillers tells the somewhat infamous story of the sweet old lady unwittingly housing a gang of criminals as they plan to commit a robbery in which everything gradually goes wrong. This is a story which by now is widely known, which meant that this incarnation of the story ...

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The Ladykillers – Curve, Leicester

Writer: Graham Linehan Director: Sean Foley Reviewer: Angela Wilson [rating:4.5] Following on from a very successful run in the West End during 2012, The Ladykillers visits Curve this week on its national tour. Many of us will be familiar with the 1955 film (one of the famous Ealing Comedies) on which it is based – can it recreate the quirky, ...

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The Ladykillers – Milton Keynes Theatre

Writer: Graham Linehan Director: Sean Foley Reviewer: Maggie Constable [rating:4.5] Milton Keynes Theatre this week brings us a classic black comedy The Ladykillers, which has been a huge and acclaimed hit in the West End recently. Everyone will recall the wonderful 1955 Ealing Comedy film of the same name now adapted for the stage by Graham Linehan, reputed for his ...

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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 – Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Writer: Graham Linehan Director: Sean Foley Reviewer: Victoria Bawtree [rating:5] ‘The Ladykillers – a Delightfully Different Entertainment’. This was the tag line the original creators of the Ealing comedy came up with, and one which director of the stage play, Sean Foley, is more than happy to stand by. And, indeed, he does. ‘The Ladykillers’, is a fantastically eclectic mix ...

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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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