Written by Graham Linehan (The IT Crowd, Father Ted), The Ladykillers follows the story of the 1955 film in a wild and farcical manner.
Mrs Wilberforce opens her house to a lodger, Marcus, who she believes to be a musician, but unbeknown to her, Marcus and his cronies, the band, are actually planning a bank heist. In classic farcical fashion, everything goes wrong and soon the play descends into hysterical madness as the plan falls apart, one element at a time.
The Ladykillers was performed at the Powell Theatre in August 2016 for two successful nights, with the performances, set and direction praised by the audience. Directed by Matt Owen, produced by George Kirby and with leading performances from Gez Downing, Jo Moore and Louis Breen.
Audience praise for Midnight Theatre's The Ladykillers:
"Side-splittingly funny, a dull moment was nowhere to be seen"
"Professional standard performances in a truly superb production"
"Hysterical, impressive and surprisingly emotional - congratulations!"
"I loved it, I wish I could watch it all over again, I haven't laughed that hard in years"