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Time: 16:21 23 May 2011

The Ladykillers to make West End return this summer

12th March 2013

The imaginative adaptation of the classic comedy The Ladykillers is set for a second run on London's West End this summer after touring over the last couple of years.

Nominated for an impressive five Olivier Awards in 2011, including Best New Play, Sean Foley's production of the Father Teds writer Graham Linehan's hilarious version is set for a run at the Vaudeville Theatre from June 29th.

The story is based on the classic film from 1955 in which a criminal band that is posing as an amateur musical group so they can rent rooms in the home of the sweet and unwitting Mrs Wilberforce, all the while planning a heist.

A spanner is thrown in the works when their brilliantly conceived plan becomes known by Mrs Wilberforce.

There is only one way to keep her quiet, but with the help of her parrot, she proves that you should never underestimate a sweet old lady.

After its initial run on the West End, this production went out on a UK tour to critical acclaim.

Indeed, Official London Theatre's Matthew Amer said of the show: "Not an opportunity to hit the audience's collective funny bone with a cudgel is missed, whether it be Graham Linehan's script, which mixes the simplicity of Airplane-style gags with knowing digs at the audience’s expense, or Sean Foley’s inspired direction, which wrings every ounce of slapstick humour and physical comedy out of his impressive cast."

Visitors to central London hotels will only have a short time to book tickets to see this production so as soon as the information is available they should do just that.

The Vaudeville Theatre shouldn't provide too many problems in getting to as it is situated in the middle of the West End with plenty of Tube stops nearby, such as Leicester Square, Covent Garden, Charing Cross and Temple.

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