Stage adaptation of a classic Ealing black film comedy

Ther Ladykillers, Tudor Players in rehearsal
Ther Ladykillers, Tudor Players in rehearsal
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The Ladykillers, Library Theatre

Sheffield theatre group Tudor Players are proud to be presenting the Sheffield amateur premiere of this show.

The show is an adaptation for the stage by Father Ted writer Graham Linehan of the classic 1955 Ealing black comedy.

It starred Alec Guinness , Peter Sellers and Herbert Lom as part of a gang of bank robbers who rent a room from an unsuspecting old dear who believes they are a group of amateur musicians rehearsing for a classical concert.

The ladykillers part comes in when the sweet Mrs Wilberforce gets wise to what is really going on and realises that her life is in danger.

But are the ruthless gang any match for an angry octogenarian and her pet parrot?

Tudor Players say that Graham Linehan manages to retain the charm and darkness of the original story, while injecting far more humour into the piece.

The West End version of the show opened in December 2011, becoming an instant success at the Gielgud Theatre.

A touring version came to the Lyceum in Sheffield in October 2012 and starred Casualty’s Clive Mantle, Shaun Williamson from EastEnders and Extras and Michele Dotrice of Some Mothers Do Ave Em fame.

The show is the final part in Tudor Players’ comedy writers’ season this year, following on from Tom, Dick and Harry by Ray and Michael Cooney and Bedroom Farce by Alan Ayckbourn.

The Tudor Players production runs from tonight to Saturday.

To book tickets for the theatre behind Sheffield Central Library, call 0114 2843450 or email