ARSENIC AND OLD LACE MEETS THE 39 STEPS !!!
Audition - The Ladykillers
The Ladykillers is a stage adaptation by Graham Linehan of the classic Ealing comedy, directed by Simon McCartan.
Auditions Weds 10th December 2014 and TBA
Sadly, the second audition planned for Tuesday 16th December 2014 is CANCELLED due to illness.
Performances 21-25 April 2015
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 criminals. But who will be forced to face the music?
Written by Graham Linehan (Father Ted, The IT Crowd) this is a superb adaption of the famous 1955 film starring Alec Guinness and Peter Sellers amongst others.
A great piece of theatre with quirky characters, a fun and diverse set and basically great fun for all.
Mrs Louisa Wilberforce
Old lady. Sweet and unassuming. Has to interact with her parrot, General Gordon. :)
Age:70+ but a younger actress can age up.
The leader of the group of would-be robbers. Devious yet disarmingly charming
Age: 50+ but again can age up.
A typical army type, gone through Eton and Sandhurst "What what".
Young 'Spiv'. A cheeky geezer as they might say.
Ex boxer. Unfortunately as his name suggests famous for not winning in the first round. Big guy though and still tough.
Louise 'Louis' Harvey
Tomboy. Likes to think she's one of the lads. Very careful and untrustful.
Good old fashioned, solid, Bobby. Loves walking the beat and checking up on old ladies who'll offer him a cuppa.
Mrs Jane Tromleyton
A friend of Mrs Wilberforce. Loves tea, cake and gossip
Age:70+ but again can be aged up.
Plus...other extras :)
"This is no pale stage rip-off but a new-written piece of perfection." - The Times
"Uproarious slapstick stage farce, fizzing with entirely fresh gags"
Please contact me for more details on the auditions and the production itself.
Thanks very much