The Ladykillers (play)
The Ladykillers is a 2011 stage adaptation written by Graham Linehan based on the Ealing comedy film of the same name. The play premièred at the Liverpool Playhouse in November 2011, directed by Sean Foley. It then transferred to the Gielgud Theatre in London, opening on 7 December 2011 (after previews from 26 November 2011), and closed after a successful and extended run on 14 April 2012. The production, with a different cast, then embarked on a UK national tour from September to December 2012. The play returned to Ealing in March 2017, when it was performed at The Questors Theatre, located less than 500 metres from Ealing Studios, where the original 1955 film of the same name was shot.. The play had its North American premiere at the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada in June 2019 with Damien Atkins as Professor Marcus and Chick Reid as Mrs. Wilberforce.
|Character||Film||Original play||2012 tour||Shaw Festival 2019|
|Marcus||Alec Guinness||Peter Capaldi||Paul Bown||Damien Atkins|
|Harry||Peter Sellers||Stephen Wight||William Troughton||Andrew Lawrie|
|Louis||Herbert Lom||Ben Miller||Shaun Williamson||Steven Sutcliffe|
|Major Courtney||Cecil Parker||James Fleet||Clive Mantle||Ric Reid|
|One Round||Danny Green||Clive Rowe||Chris McCalphy||Martin Happer|
|Mrs Wilberforce||Katie Johnson||Marcia Warren||Michele Dotrice||Chick Reid|
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- Andrew Girvan, "The Ladykillers embarks on UK tour from Plymouth, 14 Sep", Whatsonstage.com, 19 March 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-14.
- "The Show | The Ladykillers". Retrieved 2012-10-14.
- "The Ladykillers at The Questors Theatre"