The Ladykillers

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Gielgud Theatre (London, )
(Piccadilly Circus) Shaftesbury Avenue
London,
Schedule
Monday through Saturday at 7:45pm
Wednesday and Saturday at 3pm
Price
£12.50 - £55
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The celebrated Ealing comedy– THE LADYKILLERS comes to life on stage this Autumn in a hilarious and thrilling new adaption by Graham Linehan (Father Ted) and directed by Sean Foley (The Play What I Wrote).

Featuring a stellar cast of some of the finest stage and screen comedy actors including BAFTA winner Peter Capaldi (The Thick of It) as Professor Marcus along with James Fleet (The Vicar of Dibley), Ben Miller (The Armstrong and Miller Show), Stephen Wight (Evening Standard Outstanding Newcomer) and Olivier Award winner Clive Rowe with Marcia Warren as the sweetly innocent Mrs Wilberforce.

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 W. is alone with five desperate men. But who will be forced to face the music?

Louis Pearl - The Amazing Bubble Man to Play London Palladium, Begin. 12 Dec.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2013

Louis Pearl, The Amazing Bubble Man has been astounding audiences around the world for decades now with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. This Christmas, he brings a snow storm of bubbles to London's most famous theatre - in a fittingly spectacular conclusion to his 2012/2013 World Tour - as he performs in the West End at the London Palladium from 12 DECEMBER 2013 - SATURDAY 4 JANUARY 2014. (more...)

Nigel Harman Stars in I CAN'T SING! – The X Factor Musical at the London Palladium, March 26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2013

Nigel Harman leads cast as Simon Cowell Joined by rising starts Cynthia Erivo & Alan Morrissey Opening at the London Palladium spring 2014 (more...)

THE LADYKILLERS Embark on UK Tour from Today, September 14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2012

Graham Linehan's hit adaptation of the classic 1955 Ealing comedy The Ladykillers, directed by Sean Foley, will embark on a 26 week tour of Ireland and the UK in 2012, beginning today, 14 September at Theatre Royal Plymouth. The production will then tour to Canterbury, Sheffield, Birmingham, Southampton, Cambridge, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Malvern and Bath in 2012, with further dates for 2013 to be announced. (more...)

LISTEN! Four NEW Tracks From I CAN'T SING! - THE X FACTOR MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2013

You can now play four tracks from 'I Can't Sing!-The X Factor Musical.' Featuring leads Cynthia Erivo and Alan Morrissey as well as the company, these tracks include 'Please Simon', 'If That's Not Entertainment', 'I Wanna Be Like Bono' and the title track 'I Can't Sing!' (more...)

MIRACLE ON 34th STREET Set for UK Tour, Nov 11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2013

Based on one of the most popular and best-loved Christmas films of all time, MIRACLE ON 34th STREET will tour the UK for the first time in a dazzling new stage production, opening at the Beck Theatre, Hayes on Monday 11 November 2013 it was announced today. On sale now. (more...)

Eddie Redmayne, Imelda Staunton, and More Make Evening Standard Theatre Awards Longlist
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2012

The Evening Standard Theatre Awards, established in 1955, are presented annually for outstanding achievements in London Theatre, and this year's nominations longlist has just been announced. Sponsored by the Evening Standard newspaper, this year's shortlist will be announced on November 12 and the winners revealed on November 25. (more...)

MIRACLE ON 34th STREET Set for UK Tour, Nov 11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2013

Based on one of the most popular and best-loved Christmas films of all time, MIRACLE ON 34th STREET will tour the UK for the first time in a dazzling new stage production, opening at the Beck Theatre, Hayes on Monday 11 November 2013 it was announced today. On sale now. (more...)

Simon Callow Leads A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Arts Theatre, Beginning 29 November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2012

After a sell out run at the Arts Theatre last Christmas, Simon Callow is back, for a limited season, with his universally acclaimed production of A Christmas Carol: a triumphant tribute to the richness of Dickens' writing and to the story's continuing relevance to Christmases past, present and future. (more...)

KISS ME, KATE Opens on the West End at The Old Vic Tonight, Nov 20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2012

Trevor Nunn will direct the Old Vic and Chichester Festival Theatre's production of KISS ME, KATE, with Music and lyrics by Cole Porter and Book by Sam and Bella Spewack, which is scheduled for London performances from tonight, the 20th of November and a Chichester premiere in June. (more...)

Review Roundup: PERFECT NONSENSE Starring Macfadyen and Mangan
by Review Roundups - Nov 14, 2013

Sean Foley's production of Perfect Nonsense starring Matthew Macfadyen and Stephen Mangan opened at the Duke of York's Theatre this week. It runs through 4 March. Sean Foley directs. (more...)

Photo Flash: Harry Melling, Indira Varma and More at THE HOTHOUSE's West End Opening
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2013

Harold Pinter's macabre tragicomedy returns to London's West End in this new production directed by Jamie Lloyd (Donmar's Passion, Broadway's Cyrano de Bergerac, National Theatre's She Stoops to Conquer, Royal Court's The Pride). It follows the critically acclaimed and sold out Macbeth, starring James McAvoy, in a thrilling season of work for Trafalgar Transformed. Starring Simon Russell Beale (Privates on Parade, National Theatre's Timon of Athens and Collaborators) and John Simm (Elling, Sheffield Theatres' Hamlet and Betrayal), The Hothouse opened tonight, May 9, 2013, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE HOTHOUSE Starring Simon Russell Beale!
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2013

John Heffernan (Lush), Harry Melling (Lamb), Clive Rowe (Tubb), Christopher Timothy (Lobb) and Indira Varma (Miss Cutts) will join the previously announced Simon Russell Beale (Roote) and John Simm (Gibbs) to complete the cast for The Hothouse, Jamie Lloyd Productions' second show for Trafalgar Studios. (more...)

Craig And Evans Lead Casts For MISS JULIE/BLACK COMEDY At CFT This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Rosalie Craig and Shaun Evans lead the cast of Miss Julie / Black Comedy at Chichester, a new production of an acclaimed double bill which celebrates a key moment in this Theatre's history, and its long association with playwright Peter Shaffer. (more...)

Rosalie Craig and Shaun Evans to Lead MISS JULIE and BLACK COMEDY at Chichester Festival, July 4-Aug 9
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Rosalie Craig and Shaun Evans lead the cast of Miss Julie / Black Comedy at Chichester, a new production of an acclaimed double bill which celebrates a key moment in this Theatre's history, and its long association with playwright Peter Shaffer. (more...)

X FACTOR Musical Logo Unveiled, Tickets Onsale
by Pat Cerasaro - May 23, 2013

The Logo for the new reality singing competition-focused and X FACTOR-inspired stage musical I CAN'T SING has been unveiled and tickets are now onsale for the Simon Cowell-produced original West End musical which is set to open early next year. (more...)

The New York Philharmonic Presents A CELEBRATION OF PHIL SMITH, 7/5
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will salute departing Principal Trumpet Philip Smith - who will step down from his position at the end of the 2013-14 season following 36 seasons of service - in A Celebration of Phil Smith, a concert featuring the New York Philharmonic Brass and Percussion Ensemble, conducted by Mr. Smith and Bramwell Tovey, July 5, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. The program will also include works that showcase brass: an arrangement of Rimsky-Korsakov's Procession of the Nobles; a Horn Quartet by Gershwin; Tomasi's Liturgical Fanfares; an arrangement of The Great Gate of Kiev from Musorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition; and Pollack's That's a Plenty, which the New York Philharmonic Principal Brass Quintet, of which Mr. Smith was a founding member, has frequently performed as an encore on the Orchestra's tours. Philharmonic musicians will introduce the works and speak about Mr. Smith. (more...)

John Gordon Sinclair & James Lance Join JEEVES AND WOOSTER UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

John Gordon Sinclair and James Lance will play iconic duo Jeeves and Wooster in the Olivier Award-winning hit Perfect Nonsense in the West End and on tour, replacing the current cast, Robert Webb and Mark Heap, from 30 June 2014. Co-writer Robert Goodale will take over from Mark Hadfield as Seppings. (more...)

John Gordon Sinclair and James Lance to Lead West End's PERFECT NONSENSE, June 30
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

John Gordon Sinclair and James Lance will play iconic duo Jeeves and Wooster in the Olivier Award-winning hitPerfect Nonsense in the West End and on tour, replacing the current cast, Robert Webb and Mark Heap, from 30 June 2014. Co-writer Robert Goodale will take over from Mark Hadfield as Seppings. (more...)

Joshua McGuire & Rupert Everett to Lead Chichester's MOZART; Festival Updates Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Joshua McGuire - currently starring in the highly praised Privacy at the Donmar Warehouse - is confirmed to play Mozart in Amadeus, alongside Rupert Everett as his rival, Salieri. McGuire's credits also include Posh at the Royal Court and West End, the title role in Hamlet at Shakespeare's Globe and BBC 2's The Hour. (more...)

Nigel Harman Stars in I CAN'T SING! THE X Factor Musical, Opening at the London Palladium Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Nigel Harman, Cynthia Erivo, and Alan Morrisey are joined by Simon Cowell at I CAN'T SING: THE X FACTOR MUSICAL, which opens at the London Palladium tonight, March 26, 2014. (more...)

GAME OF THRONES Actor Disfigured Touring In Play
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 25, 2013

GAME OF THRONES Season One featured player Clive Mantle has been severely injured in an attack following a performance of The Ladykillers onstage Saturday night in England. (more...)

X FACTOR - IT'S TIME TO FACE THE MUSICAL! Confirmed! Opens Spring 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2013

Comedian Harry Hill to script! (more...)

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS Tour with Gavin Spokes Coming to King's Theatre Glasgow, 30 June-5 July
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

The National Theatre's award-winning comedy directed by Nicholas Hytner, One Man, Two Guvnors comes to the King's Theatre Glasgow on Monday 30 June until Saturday 5 July as part of a thirty-seven city tour of the UK & Ireland. (more...)

THE LADYKILLERS To Return To The West End In Summer 2013!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2013

Graham Linehan's hilarious adaptation of the classic Ealing comedy The Ladykillers returns to London at The Vaudeville Theatre this summer following its record breaking debut West End season at the Gielgud Theatre in 2011/12 and subsequent UK tour. (more...)

Edward Snape for Fiery Angel Presents THE LADYKILLERS, June 29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2013

Graham Linehan's hilarious adaptation of the classic Ealing comedy The Ladykillers returns to London at The Vaudeville Theatre this summer following its record breaking debut West End season at the Gielgud Theatre in 2011/12 and subsequent UK tour. The Ladykillers will preview from 29 June 2013 and Press Night will be 9 July 2013. Casting is to be announced. (more...)

Trevor Nunn to Direct Patricia Hodge, Caroline Quentin and Rory Bremner in Bath's 2013 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2013

The Theatre Royal Bath Summer Season 2013 offers a season of new in-house productions including Noel Coward's Relative Values, directed by Trevor Nunn and starring Patricia Hodge, Caroline Quentin and Rory Bremner; Candida by Bernard Shaw, directed by Simon Godwin; King Lear directed by Lucy Bailey and starring David Haig; and Feydeau's A Little Hotel on the Side, adapted by John Mortimer and directed by Lindsay Posner and Cal McCrystal. (more...)

Macfadyen And Mangan To Star In Jeeves & Wooster PERFECT NONSENSE!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2013

In October this year, two of literature's best-loved characters, the charmingly incompetent Bertie Wooster and his unflappable valet Jeeves will be brought to life in a new comedy by brothers Robert and David Goodale. Sean Foley will direct Matthew Macfadyen and Stephen Mangan as the legendary duo at the Duke of York's Theatre from 30 October 2013 with opening night on 12 November. (more...)

Edward Snape for Fiery Angel Presents THE LADYKILLERS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2013

Graham Linehan's hilarious adaptation of the classic Ealing comedy The Ladykillers returns to London at The Vaudeville Theatre this summer following its record breaking debut West End season at the Gielgud Theatre in 2011/12 and subsequent UK tour. The Ladykillers will preview from tonight 29 June 2013 and Press Night will be 9 July 2013. Casting is to be announced. (more...)

Stage One Awards £30,000 to Gavin Kalin for Young Vic's West End Transfer of A DOLL'S HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2013

Stage One, the charity that supports new UK theatre producers and productions, has just announced the latest recipient to receive its Start-Up Investment Fund. Gavin Kalin has been awarded £30,000 by the charity to co-produce the West End transfer of the critically-acclaimed Young Vic production of A Doll's House. He will co-produce alongside the Young Vic, Mark Rubinstein and Neil Laidlaw. The production will open at the Duke of York's Theatre in August 2013 and will see Hattie Morahan reprising her award-winning role of Nora Helmer with Dominic Rowan playing Torvald. (more...)

JEEVES AND WOOSTER IN PERFECT NONSENSE Extends at Duke of York's Theatre, Thru Jan 17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

'What ho! Turns out, Jeeves and I belong on stage. I'm having a splendid time at the Duke of York's Theatre with Jeeves and we shall continue recounting the complex case of that ghastly girl Gussie Fink-Nottle, my Aunt Dahlia and that dastardly cow-creamer until 17 January 2015. Of course Jeeves will be in touch in due course to update everyone with any information you might require to enjoy a topping night at the theatre' - Bertie Wooster (more...)

Tickets to London's Annual KIDS WEEK 2013 Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2013

Tickets for the annual London theatre initiative Kids Week (www.kidsweek.co.uk) are now on sale with the exciting line-up of more than 30 shows offering free tickets and activities for children & families 1 - 31 August 2013. (more...)

Trevor Nunn Directs Patricia Hodge, Caroline Quentin and Rory Bremner in Bath's 2013 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2013

The Theatre Royal Bath Summer Season 2013 offers a season of new in-house productions including Noel Coward's Relative Values, directed by Trevor Nunn and starring Patricia Hodge, Caroline Quentin and Rory Bremner; Candida by Bernard Shaw, directed by Simon Godwin; King Lear directed by Lucy Bailey and starring David Haig; and Feydeau's A Little Hotel on the Side, adapted by John Mortimer and directed by Lindsay Posner and Cal McCrystal. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Con O'Neill of THE LADYKILLERS
by Carrie Dunn - Jul 8, 2013

We talk to the actor about his role in the West End return of the dark farce... (more...)

BWW Interviews: THE LADYKILLERS' John Gordon Sinclair, Talking West End, Wimbledon And Andy Murray!
by Carrie Dunn - Jul 5, 2013

It's a sunny day in central London, and your author is spending her day running between interviews and watching the men's semi-finals at Wimbledon on the television. Not so for actor John Gordon Sinclair. He's been in a rehearsal room for most of the week, and previewing The Ladykillers in the evening. (more...)

Clive Rowe to Return to Hackney Empire in MOTHER GOOSE, Nov. 22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Celebrated grande dame of pantomime Clive Rowe will make his much-anticipated return to Hackney Empire this Christmas in Mother Goose. Rowe will star in the title role, for which he received an Olivier Award-nomination in 2008. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE LADYKILLERS, Vaudeville Theatre, July 9 2013
by Carrie Dunn - Jul 10, 2013

The Ladykillers makes a triumphant return to the West End at the Vaudeville Theatre - this time with a cast led by John Gordon Sinclair as the evil yet charming Professor Marcus. (more...)

Photo Coverage: I CAN'T SING!: THE X FACTOR MUSICAL Marquee!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

The marquee is up at the London Palladium ready to welcome I Can't Sing!: The X Factor Musical, starring Nigel Harman and Cynthia Erivo! (more...)

Simon Cowell Stops by I CAN'T SING! Rehearsals for Some Impromptu Judging
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

As if playing a parody version Simon Cowell wasn't enough for Olivier winner Nigel Harman, he also had to perform in front of the real-life legendary X FACTOR judge - with absolutely no warning. (more...)

Webb And Heap Take Over In JEEVES AND WOOSTER: PERFECT NONSENSE!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

Comedy stars Mark Heap and Robert Webb will head to the West End to play the roles of Jeeves and Wooster in the five-star hit Perfect Nonsense taking over from Stephen Mangan and Matthew Macfadyen from 7 April 2014. Mark Hadfield will continue in the role of Seppings alongside Heap and Webb. (more...)

Trevor Nunn to Direct Cole Porter's KISS ME, KATE at Chichester Festival and Old Vic from June
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2013

Trevor Nunn will direct the Old Vic and Chichester Festival Theatre's production of KISS ME, KATE, with Music and lyrics by Cole Porter and Book by Sam and Bella Spewack, which is scheduled for London performances from the 20th of November and a Chichester premiere in June. (more...)

Ashley Knight, Victoria Elliott & More Join West End X FACTOR Musical I CAN'T SING!; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2013

Ahead of a performance by cast members on next Monday's broadcast of the Royal Variety Performance, Stage Entertainment and Syco Entertainment have announced full casting for I CAN'T SING!, the brand new musical comedy from Harry Hill & Steve Brown which opens in the West End next Spring. (more...)

World Premiere of AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS Set for The Pavilion at The O2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2013

Set to open from June - August next year, the show will take place in 'The Pavilion' within the environs of 'The O2'*. Created by Matthew Churchill Productions this show will be a World Premiere of Jules Verne's literary classic "AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS" and will run for 11 weeks. www.80daystheshow.com (more...)

Trevor Nunn to Direct Cole Porter's KISS ME, KATE at Chichester Festival and Old Vic from June
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2012

Trevor Nunn will direct the Old Vic and Chichester Festival Theatre's production of KISS ME, KATE, with Music and lyrics by Cole Porter and Book by Sam and Bella Spewack, which is scheduled for London performances from the 20th of November and a Chichester premiere in June. (more...)

JEEVES AND WOOSTER IN PERFECT NONSENSE Extends Until Sept 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

Acclaimed by the press and the public alike, Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense will extend its run at the Duke of York's Theatre until 20 September 2014. Matthew Macfadyen and Stephen Mangan will continue in the west end's new hit comedy until 5 April 2014 extending their performances as the genteel duo. (more...)

Palm Springs Festival to Honor Tom Hanks with Chairman's Award
by Movies News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

The 25th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will present Academy Award® winning actor Tom Hanks with the Chairman's Award for Captain Phillips and Saving Mr. Banks at its annual Awards Gala. (more...)

Nigel Harman to Portray Simon Cowell in X FACTOR Musical I CAN'T SING; Cynthia Erivo Nabs Lead
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2013

The Daily Mail reports that Simon Cowell has finally cast the actor who will portray him in the new X FACTOR musical I CAN'T SING, set to begin performances at the London Palladium on February 27. It's Nigel Harman, who won an Olivier for his role as 'Lord Farquaad' in SHREK THE MUSICAL in the West End. In addition, Cynthia Erivo, currently starring in Menier Chocolate Factory's revival of THE COLOR PURPLE, has been cast in the lead. (more...)

John Heffernan, Harry Melling and More Join THE HOTHOUSE - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2013

John Heffernan (Lush), Harry Melling (Lamb), Clive Rowe (Tubb), Christopher Timothy (Lobb) and Indira Varma (Miss Cutts) will join the previously announced Simon Russell Beale (Roote) and John Simm (Gibbs) to complete the cast for The Hothouse, Jamie Lloyd Productions' second show for Trafalgar Studios. (more...)

Simon Day, Angela Thorne and More Set to Star in LADYKILLERS - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2013

Casting has today been announced for Graham Linehan's award-winning comic adaptation of The Ladykillers, which returns to the West End from 29 June. The new cast will include Ralf Little (The Royle Family), Simon Day (The Fast Show), Angela Thorne (To the Manor Born) and Olivier Award winning actors John Gordon Sinclair (She Loves Me and classic film Gregory's Girl) and Con O'Neill (Blood Brothers and Telstar). Chris McCalphy will reprise his role as One Round following the show's recent UK tour. (more...)

Stage Entertainment UK, Syco Entertainment Present X FACTOR the Musical, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2013

Stage Entertainment UK and Syco Entertainment are delighted to announce they will open their brand new musical comedy X Factor - It's Time To Face The Musical!, in London's West End in early 2014. (more...)

Shaun Evans to Star in MISS JULIE and BLACK COMEDY at Chichester from July 4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

Actor Shaun Evans - currently starring as young Inspector Morse in ITV's Endeavour - is confirmed to appear in the Miss Julie/Black Comedy double bill at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester during Festival 2014. (more...)

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