Manor Players are staging this hilarious comedy by Graham Linehan, based on the 1955 film of the same name. The play enjoyed a successful run in London some years ago and it is now on its way to brighten up those dark, grey November nights in Sunbury-on-Thames. If you like the sound of the synopsis below, why not join us for a read-through on Thursday 24th August?
‘The Ladykillers’ tells the story of the sweet, innocent Mrs Wilberforce, who lives alone with her parrot in a strange, lopsided house in London.
Her daily routine is shaken by the arrival of Professor Marcus and his four friends, who make up the most unlikely group of criminals.The gang disguise themselves as a string quartet rehearsing in Mrs Wilberforce’s spare room, while they plan the theft of a security van at Kings Cross Station.
Mrs Wilberforce suddenly finds herself pitted against a gang of criminal misfits, who decide to involve her in the plot. Surely a little old lady has nothing against five cunning men…
Venue: The Riverside Arts Centre, Thames Street, Sunbury. For further details and bookings go to manorplayers.org