The Ladykillers

September 2015

It’s November 1956 and Mrs Wilberforce, 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 Ealing Studios film of the same name,The Ladykillers is a classic black comedy re-written for the stage in 2011 by Graham Linehan, creator of Father Ted, The IT Crowd and Black Books.

Performed at The Priory Centre St Neots on 3rd, 4th and 5th September 2015 and directed by Simon Ockenden.


Mrs Wilberforce – Christine Suggars
Constable Macdonald – Paul Riddy
Professor Marcus – George Kelly
Major Courtney – Richard Fitt
Louis Harvey – Ian Worsfold
Harry Robinson – Sean Webb
‘One Round’ Lawson – Ian Francis
Mrs Tremleyton – Kim Ulmer
Little Old Ladies – Ann Buckland, Keith Jenkinson, Karen Rawlins, Lindy Riddy, Paul Riddy, Peta Riley.