The Ladykillers

The Ladykillers by Graham Linehan

Wednesday 8th to Saturday 11th May 2019

Arc Theatre, Trowbridge

Poster by Tim Knott

The Ladykillers is a classic black comedy; a sweet little old lady, alone in her house, is pitted against a gang of criminal misfits who will stop at nothing.

Posing as amateur musicians, Professor Marcus and his gang rent rooms in the lopsided house of sweet but strict Mrs Wilberforce. The villains plot to involve her, unwittingly, in Marcus’ brilliantly conceived heist job. The police are left stumped but Mrs Wilberforce becomes wise to their ruse and Marcus concludes that there is only one way to keep the old lady quiet. With only her parrot, General Gordon, to help her, Mrs Wilberforce is alone with five desperate men. But who will be forced to face the music?

Mrs. Wilberforce and the gang – photo by Trevor Porter

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Tony Giddings


Constable MacDonald

Mrs Louisa Wilberforce

Professor Marcus

Major Courtney

Harry Robinson

‘One-Round’ Lawson

Louis Harvey

Mrs Jane Tromleyton

Mrs Wilberforce’s Guests

Dawn Whitham

Ann Cook

Jean Potter

Maxson Bailey

Angela Giddings

Alan Rutland

Tim Knott

Andrew Robinson

Mike Holden

David Easton

Alice Gosney

Jill Hussey

Kim Brown

Cath Senior

The arrival of Major Courtney (Tim Knott) with Mrs. Wilberforce (Angela Giddings) and Professor Marcus (Alan Rutland) – photo by Simon Giddings
An interruption – Major Courtney (Tim Knott), Louis Harvey (David Easton), Professor Marcus (Alan Rutland), Harry Robinson (Andrew Robinson), Mrs. Wilberforce (Angela Giddings) and One-Round Lawson (Mike Holden) – photo by Simon Giddings
After the robbery – Major Courtney (Tim Knott), Louis Harvey (David Easton) and Harry Robinson (Andrew Robinson)- photo by Simon Giddings
The Tea-time concert about to begin– photo by Simon Giddings
Plotting together – Professor Marcus (Alan Rutland), Harry Robinson (Andrew Robinson) and Louis Harvey (David Easton)– photo by Simon Giddings
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