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The Ladykillers Auditions!

St Ambrose Players
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Fancy being a part of the hilarious cast of the hit comedy The Ladykillers?! Join us for our open auditions! Books available, and audition pieces will be posted on here this week!

****PLAY RUNS 15-18th AUGUST ****

‘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 nothing...
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 men. But who will be forced to face the music?’

Based on the classic Ealing comedy starring Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers and Herbert Lom, this adaptation is written for a brand new audience by the creator of Father Ted himself, Graham Linehan. The play enjoyed rave reviews and huge success upon its opening on the West End in 2011, starring amongst others, Marcia Warren, Peter Capaldi and Ben Miller. It has since then embarked on several national tours, with equally impressive casts!

Character List

Mrs Louisa Wilberforce - 60 + - a sweet lady, who is not quite as dotty as she seems

Professor Marcus - About 40-60s Criminal mastermind, sly and comical

Major Courtney - 50 + A slightly confused member of Marcus’ gang

Harry Robinson - 20-30 - A cheerful looking young spiv, another member of the gang

One-Round - 40-60 - An ex-boxer, a huge man, rather stupid. Also a member of the gang.

Louis Harvey - 30-40 - A menacing criminal, more frightening than his fellow gang members.

Constable Macdonald - 30+ Typical policeman, constantly bemused by Mrs Wilberforce

Mrs Jane Tromleyton - 50+ Mrs Wilberforce’s friend, equally sweet and dotty

****All ages are a rough guide****

‘This is no pale stage rip-off but a new piece of perfection’ The Times

‘A joy from start to finish’ Daily Express

‘The show works and, at its considerable best, works triumphantly’ The Daily Telegraph

‘An exuberantly inventive evening’ The Guardian