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Gielgud Theatre (London, )
(Piccadilly Circus) Shaftesbury Avenue
London,

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Monday through Saturday at 7:45pm
Wednesday and Saturday at 3pm

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The celebrated Ealing comedyĖ 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 nothingÖ



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 Marcusí 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?


Brian Dennehy & Irma P. Hall Join Cast of SundanceTV's HAP AND LEONARD
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The boys are back... with mojo! SundanceTV announced today that they will start production on season two of the network's critically-acclaimed original scripted series HAP AND LEONARD, on September 19th in Atlanta, Georgia. (more...)

Katherine Parkinson, Steve Pemberton and Ralf Little Lead DEAD FUNNY Revival at Vaudeville Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Sep 9, 2016

Terry Johnson's "Painfully funny and funnily painful" (The Times) comedy, DEAD FUNNY, returns for a strictly limited season at the Vaudeville Theatre this autumn with Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd, In The Club, Humans), Steve Pemberton (The League of Gentleman, Benidorm, Whitechapel), Ralf Little (The Royle Family, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, The Cafe), Emily Berrington (The Inbetweeners 2, Humans, 24) and Rufus Jones (W1A, Hunderby, The Casual Vacancy).  (more...)

KENNY MORGAN to Return to the Arcola with Original Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Arcola Theatre's production of Kenny Morgan will return for just four weeks this September after a sold-out premiere earlier this year. This critically-acclaimed new play is the latest drama by Mike Poulton (Tony nominated for his Broadway versions of Fortune's Fool, Wolf Hall, and Bring up The Bodies). (more...)

Lee Mack Will Make His West End Debut In THE MISER Alongside Previously Announced Griff Rhys Jones
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Producer Mark Goucher today announced that BAFTA winning comedian Lee Mack will make his West End debut in a major revival of Moliere's classic comedy The Miser in early 2017. (more...)

Autumn Season Highlights Announced at the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

The Queen's Theatre Hornchurch is excited to announce its new season of superb comedy and thrilling drama, providing audiences with the very best in live entertainment. (more...)

Ken Stott, Reece Shearsmith and Griff Rhys Jones in West End Productions of THE DRESSER and THE MISER
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

Director Sean Foley, who has recently enjoyed sell-out success adapting and directing The Painkiller in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company season of Plays at the Garrick will, starting this autumn, under producer Mark Goucher, direct two new productions in the West End. (more...)

Finalists Announced for Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and Stiles + Drewe Prize Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Stephen Sondheim Society and Mercury Musical Developments today announce the 12 finalists for the annual West End Gala for The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and The Stiles + Drewe Prize. (more...)

Salisbury Playhouse Announces Autumn/Winter 2017-18 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

New productions of Harold Pinter's Betrayal and famous Ealing comedy The Ladykillers lead the 2017-18 Autumn/Winter season at Salisbury Playhouse. (more...)

Salisbury Playhouse Announces Autumn/Winter 2017-18 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Salisbury Playhouse has announced its Autumn/Winter 2017-18 season. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Queen's Theatre Hornchurch Announces Autumn Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

A world premiere, a British premiere and a much loved classic. (more...)

Last Chance To See Major West End Revival Of THE MISER
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Audiences have four weeks left to see a major West End revival of Moliere's classic comedy The Miser. (more...)

Richard Bean's TOAST to Make US Debut at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host the US premiere of TOAST, written by Richard Bean and directed by Eleanor Rhode. Produced by Snapdragon Productions, in association with Jagged Fence Theatre for the 2016 Brits Off Broadway festival, TOAST begins performances on Wednesday, April 20 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 22.  Press opening is Wednesday, April 27 at 7 PM.  (more...)

Photo Flash: London's Garrick Theatre presents THE MISER:
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Sean Foley (The Painkiller) directs Griff Rhys Jones and Lee Mack in an adaptation of Moliere's classic comedy The Miser at London's Garrick Theatre. Adapted by Foley and Phil Porter, The Miser is the rip-roaring comedy from one of France's greatest dramatists. A major revival that is sure to rock the West End, The Miser begins previews on March 1st, with an official opening on March 13th 2017. (more...)

Print Room Reveals More Details on Karen Blixen Double Bill
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Print Room at the Coronet has today announced further details for Out of Blixen and Babette's Feast, two productions that will run consecutively, putting a spotlight on the fascinating life and writing of Karen Blixen. (more...)

FSLC Announces Spring Print Screen Events Celebrating Acclaimed Authors
by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today four upcoming spring events in Print Screen, a recurring series bridging the worlds of cinema and literature, where authors present films that complement and inspire their work, followed by discussions and book signings. (more...)

THE LADYKILLERS, OXY & THE MORONS and More Set for Autumn 2017 at New Wolsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

This autumn, the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich will again collaborate with Salisbury Playhouse and Queen's Theatre Hornchurch to produce Graham Linehan's The Ladykillers from Thu 7 to Sat 30 September. (more...)

Marlon Wayans Comes toComedy Works South at the Landmark
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Marlon Wayans is an actor, producer, comedian, writer and film director.  As a stand-up comedian, he is selling out nationwide and adding shows every weekend.  Wayans was most recently seen starring in the comedy spoof Fifty Shades of Black, which he also wrote and executive-produced. He also recently hosted the hit NBC comedy/variety show I Can Do That! (more...)

Richard Bean's TOAST Pushes Opening at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Due to the glut of openings prior to the Tony Award eligibility deadline, TOAST is shifting its press opening to Sunday, May 1 at 3:00 PM. (more...)

THE CARDINAL Finds Full Company at Southwark Payhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Natalie Simpson (Royal Shakespeare Company's recent productions of King Lear, Hamlet and Cymbeline) joins an eleven-strong cast to play Duchess Rosaura alongside the previously announced Stephen Boxer in THE CARDINAL at Southwark Playhouse. James Shirley's tragic masterpiece, directed by Justin Audibert, plays from 26 April - 27 May with a press performance on 28 April. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY Returns to Glasgow King's
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Norman Pace (ITV1's The Hale and Pace Show) will play Wilbur Turnblad when the smash-hit musical, Hairspray arrives in Glasgow this October as part of a major UK tour. (more...)

New Wolsey Theatre Announces Arts Council Funding For 2018-22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich are delighted to announce that its application to Arts Council England for National Portfolio funding has been successful, and it is to receive an uplift of 10% over the period 2018-2022. (more...)

The MFAH Highlights Actor Alec Guinness
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

This July and August, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, presents Alec Guinness: An Actor for All Seasons, a retrospective featuring eight screenings highlighting one of British cinema's most versatile actors, Alec Guinness (1914-2000). (more...)

Al Murray and Clive Rowe Announced for JACK AND THE BEANSTALK at New Wimbledon theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

New Wimbledon Theatre has announced that the countries' most outspoken publican Al Murray and West End, television and Olivier Award winner Clive Rowe will lead the cast of this year's GIANT pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk from Saturday 9 December 2017. (more...)

You Can't Stop the Beat! Casting Announced For UK Tour of HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Norman Pace (ITV1's The Hale and Pace Show) will play Wilbur Turnblad in the major UK tour of the smash hit musical Hairspray, opening at Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff this summer. (more...)

London Transfer of YANK! Finds Full Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Full casting is announced for YANK! which transfers to the Charing Cross Theatre in the summer for a seven week season from Monday 3 July - Saturday 19 August 2017. The UK spring premiere of the musical production at Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester received extensive critical acclaim. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at YANK! at Charing Cross Theatre
by Roy Tan - Jul 6, 2017

YANK! is based on the Off-Broadway hit production from 2010, with book and lyrics by American writer David Zellnik, with his brother Joseph Zellnik's musical score paying homage to the timeless music of the 1940s. The musical is directed by James Baker, and is produced by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment, Hope Mill Theatre, Ben Millerman with Jim Kierstead and Guy James. Below, BroadwayWorld has photos of the company onstage at the Charing Cross Theatre! (more...)

MoMA's 2016 Film Benefit to Honor Tom Hanks
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

The Museum of Modern Art's 2016 Film Benefit, presented by CHANEL, will honor Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks on November 15. Winner of the 1993 and 1994 Best Actor Oscars for Philadelphia (1993) and Forrest Gump (1994), Mr. Hanks has also been nominated for the Best Actor Academy Award on three other occasions, for his roles in Big (1989), Saving Private Ryan(1999), and Cast Away (2001). Later this year, Mr. Hanks will star in the highly anticipated films Inferno (2016) and Sully (2016). The Film Benefit will be highlighted by a gala dinner and a tribute recognizing Mr. Hanks's acclaimed work. MoMA will also pay tribute to Mr. Hanks with a film series of his work, November 8 to 14 in the Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters. (more...)

Casting Announced for New Comedy Play WAITING FOR WAITING FOR GODOT at St. James Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Casting announced for Mark Bell's (The Play That Goes Wrong, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery) production of Dave Hanson's off-Broadway comedy at St. James Theatre Studio in September. (more...)

Snapdragon Productions Sets Full UK Touring Cast of TOAST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Snapdragon Productions today announces the full cast for the UK tour of their acclaimed revival of Toast by Richard Bean.  Accompanying Matthew Kelly and Simon Greenall are Will Barton, Steve Nicolson, Matt Sutton and John Wark, all reprising their roles from the 2014 Park Theatre run. Kieran Knowles is the sole new cast member who joins the company in the role of Dezzie. (more...)

Sandra Dickinson to Lead UK Premiere of I LOVED LUCY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

I Loved Lucy is a personal portrait of an iconic comedic entertainer whose public face is all too well known. But what was Lucille Ball really like and how did she choose to live her life…at the end of her life?  Out of the spotlight. (more...)

Disney to Release THE FINEST HOURS Soundtrack
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

A heroic action-thriller, 'The Finest Hours' is based on the remarkable true story of the most daring rescue mission in the history of the Coast Guard. Presented in Digital 3D, Real D 3D and IMAX 3D, the film transports audiences to the heart of the action, creating a fully immersive cinematic experience on an epic scale.'The Finest Hours' original motion picture soundtrack features score by award-winning composer Carter Burwell and will be available digitally on January 29, 2016. 'The Finest Hours' storms into U.S. theaters on January 29, 2016. (more...)

I LOVED LUCY Begins Jermyn Street Theatre Run in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Based on his best selling memoir, Lee Tannen's funny, bitter-sweet play, which gets its UK premiere in a four-week season at Jermyn Street Theatre from Tuesday 2 - Saturday 27 February, reveals the real-life Lucy and what is was like being her friend to the end. Most people who wrote about Lucy never even met her. They relied on others to fill in the blanks. Lee relied solely on Lucy. And he paints a rich personal portrait that can only add to our love of a legend. (more...)

Geva Presents GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Geva Theatre Center presents Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, a funny and poignant stage adaptation of the beloved Academy Award©-winning film.  Adapted by Todd Kreidler and based on the screenplay by William Rose, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is directed by Skip Greer and will be performed in the Wilson Stage from February 14 to March 12. (more...)

Shaun Williamson Joins THE RAILWAY CHILDREN - LIVE ON STAGE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2016

Shaun Williamson will join the cast of the Olivier Award-winning production of Mike Kenny's stage adaptation of E. Nesbit's novel The Railway Children - Live on Stage at the same time as the show celebrates its first anniversary at King's Cross Theatre in London. Shaun will play Mr Perks from tonight 16 January.  (more...)

Wilner, Jordan & Gwon's CAKE OFF Musical Among Lineup for The Old Globe's 2016 New Voices Festival This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

The Old Globe presents the Third Annual New Voices Festival, featuring readings of new American plays by professional playwrights this weekend, January 15 - 17, 2016. (more...)

Shaun Williamson To Join THE RAILWAY CHILDREN - LIVE ON STAGE, Jan. 16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Shaun Williamson will join the cast of the Olivier Award-winning production of Mike Kenny's stage adaptation of E. Nesbit's novel The Railway Children - Live on Stage at the same time as the show celebrates its first anniversary at King's Cross Theatre in London. Shaun will play Mr Perks from Saturday 16 January.  (more...)

'HAIL, CAESAR!' Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Album to Be Released on Back Lot Music on February 5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

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Keen Company Announces the Participants in the 2017 Keen Playwrights Lab
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Each season, the Keen Playwrights Lab brings together three mid-career playwrights to develop new full-length plays inspired by Keen Company's mission. Under the leadership of Jeremy Stoller, Keen's Director of New Work, writers meet throughout the year to create new plays that provoke identification, reflection, and emotional connection. The Playwrights Lab culminates with a reading of each new play in the spring, attended by the Keen community, the theater industry, and the general public. Keen's fourth season of the Playwrights Lab will allow Julia Jordan, Andrea Thome and Stefanie Zadravec to develop new plays. (more...)

Michael Crawford to Reprise Comedy Hit SOME MOTHERS DO 'AVE 'EM for Special
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

Tonight, the BBC has announced that the star will also reprise his television role of 'Frank Spencer', opposite Michele Dotrice for a one-off TV special on March 18th. Dotrice was also recently seen on the stage in The Ladykillers. (more...)

Full Cast Set for Mercury Theatre Colchester's UK Premiere of CLYBOURNE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Artistic Director of Mercury Theatre Colchester Daniel Buckroyd today announces the full company for the UK regional premiere production of Bruce Norris' acclaimed play Clybourne Park which opens at the company's home base ahead of a national tour - Ben Deery (Karl / Steve), Dan Gaisford(Kenneth), Rebecca Manley (Bev / Kathy), Rebecca Oldfield (Betsey / Lindsey), Gloria Onitiri (Francine / Lena), Wole Sawyerr (Albert / Kevin), William Troughton (Jim / Tom) and Mark Womack (Dan / Russ). The production opens on 15 April as part of the Made in Colchester Season, with previews from 8 April and runs until 23 April. It is the first time the production will be seen in the UK outside of London. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 7, 2015
by - Dec 7, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 7 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Wilner, Jordan & Gwon's CAKE OFF Musical Among Lineup for The Old Globe's 2016 New Voices Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

The Old Globe today announced it will present the Third Annual New Voices Festival, a weekend of readings of new American plays by professional playwrights, January 15 - 17, 2016. (more...)

Mathew Horne Will Join Griff Rhys Jones And Lee Mack In THE MISER In London's West End
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Full casting has today been announced for a major West End revival of Moliere's classic comedy The Miser. The full cast, which includes Mathew Horne, join previously announced Griff Rhys Jones who returns to the West End stage after a five year absence and Lee Mack who makes his West End debut. (more...)

KENNY MORGAN to Return to the Arcola with Original Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Arcola Theatre's production of Kenny Morgan will return for just four weeks this September after a sold-out premiere earlier this year. This critically-acclaimed new play is the latest drama by Mike Poulton (Tony nominated for his Broadway versions of Fortune's Fool, Wolf Hall, and Bring up The Bodies). (more...)

The New Wolsey Theatre Announces THE LADYKILLERS Cast For Regional Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich has today announced the cast for their new co-production of Graham Linehan's The Ladykillers, which will run from Thursday 7 to Saturday 30 September 2017, directed by Artistic Director Peter Rowe. (more...)

Richard Bean's TOAST Makes US Debut Tonight at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host the US premiere of TOAST, written by Richard Bean and directed by Eleanor Rhode. Produced by Snapdragon Productions, in association with Jagged Fence Theatre for the 2016 Brits Off Broadway festival, TOAST begins performances today, April 20 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 22.  Press opening is Today, April 27 at 7 PM.  (more...)

FRESH INK READINGS to Showcase New Zealand Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Over three consecutive Sunday afternoons, and accompanied by mulled wine which will be available for purchase, three brand new plays will be presented as 'works-in-progress'. Following each performance, audiences will be invited to provide feedback and engage in discussion about the work. (more...)

Playwright Richard Bean, Directory Gregory Mosher Set for TOAST Talkback
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Producer and director Gregory Mosher will moderate a conversation between playwright Richard Bean and the cast of TOAST immediately following the Thursday, April 28 performance. (more...)

Richard Bean's TOAST Makes US Debut at 59E59 Theaters Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

59E59 Theaters hosts the US premiere of TOAST, written by Richard Bean and directed by Eleanor Rhode. Produced by Snapdragon Productions, in association with Jagged Fence Theatre for the 2016 Brits Off Broadway festival, TOAST begins performances today, April 20 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 22. Press opening is Wednesday, April 27 at 7 PM. (more...)

Marlon Wayans to Appear at Comedy Works South at the Landmark
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Marlon Wayans is an actor, producer, comedian, writer and film director.  As a stand-up comedian, he is selling out nationwide and adding shows every weekend.  Wayans can next be seen starring in the NBC sitcom Marlon, loosely based on his life, premiering this August 16.  Wayans also stars in the upcoming Netflix movie Naked, which will premiere on the streaming site August 11.  He last starred in Fifty Shades of Black, which he also wrote and executive-produced. (more...)

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