Preview: The Ladykillers at The Mayflower Theatre, Southampton (15/10/12 – 20/10/12)


Following its success in London’s West End last year, the stage version of classic British comedy The Ladykillers is coming to Southampton near the start of a national tour which encompasses the end of 2012 until spring 2013.

The story follows the tale of a kindly widow who is approached by a man proposing to rent rooms in her house as a rehearsal space for his string quintet. Unbeknownst to her, the men are in fact a group of villains who use her house as a cover to plot and carry out a clever heist. Of course, the naïve old lady eventually cottons on to what they have done and the men decide there is only one course of action to prevent her from reporting them to the police.

Adapted for the stage by Graham Linehan, whose writing credits include Brass Eye, Father Ted and The IT Crowd, and directed by Sean Foley (director of the Armstrong & Miller Live tour among others), the production has some serious creative talent at the helm. The show also boasts Shaun Williamson (EastEnders, Extras) and Michele Dotrice (Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em) among its cast. From the high praise of critics and public alike this promises to be a great evening of entertainment not to be missed.

The show runs every evening throughout its run and includes matinée performances on Thursday 18th and Saturday 20th. Tickets start from a special opening night price of £10 for students with valid ID, £5 off regular price thereafter or from £20 for non-students.

The Ladykillers begins its run at The Mayflower Theatre on Monday 15th October and ends on Saturday 20th October. Tickets can be bought here.


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