FREELY adapted from the famous Ealing Studios Comedy of the 1950s, expect some surprises when The Lady Killers bring their sinister presence to Colwall Village Hall in November.
In this black comedy, the unwitting heroine is sweetly eccentric Mrs Wilberforce who lives alone with her raucous parrot, in a house built over the entrance to a railway tunnel at Kings Cross Station.
When criminal mastermind Professor Marcus and a motley crew of misfits pose as amateur musicians to rent rooms from the unsuspecting Mrs Wilberforce, no-one believes they’re planning a daring robbery.
But when Mrs Wilberforce’s naivety gives way to righteous indignation, the gang’s best laid plans start to unravel.
With his brilliant plot rumbled, the Professor decides there’s only one way to keep the old lady quiet – Mrs Wilberforce must face the music.
And he doesn’t mean a string quartet.
With only her parrot, General Gordon, to help her, can the resourceful and respectable homeowner bring the five desperate men to justice?
Directed by Lee Farley, Colwall Players bring Graham Linehan’s 2012 version of this classic comedy to the stage with one or two surprises that add much to the hilarity.
Performances at The Village Hall, Mill Lane are from Thursday, November 1 to Saturday, November 3 with a 7.30pm start time.
Tickets cost £10 or £5 for those under 16 from John Goodwin’s Colwall office on 01684 540300.
Group discounts are available.