The Company

“The Ladykillers” by Graham Linehan
From the Motion Picture Screenplay by William Rose By Special Arrangement with StudioCanal & By Special Arrangement with Fiery Angel Ltd, London

Auditions 10th — 11th July 2017 at 8pm

Text saying The Ladykillers etched out of the silhouette of a cello

Our auditions operate as follows:

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?

Constable Macdonnald
Local bobby, patience of a saint
Mrs Louisa Wilberforce
Good natured and blissfully unaware landlady
Professor Marcus
The Brains, criminal mastermind, smartest man in the room (until he’s not)
Major Courtney
Conman, ex-military man, a rather nervous disposition
Harry Robinson
Pickpocket, quick with his words as well as his hands
The Muscle, lovable oaf, gentle giant
Louis Harvey
Romanian gangster, cut-throat and dangerous
Mrs Jane Tromleyton
Socialite, card carrying member of the WI