A Hull Truck Theatre and New Vic Theatre, Newcastle under Lyme production


By Graham Linehan


A Hull Truck Theatre and New Vic Theatre, Newcastle under Lyme production

The Ladykillers

By Graham Linehan

A new adaptation of the Ealing classic by BAFTA and Emmy-award winning television comedy writer Graham Linehan (Father Ted, Black Books, The IT Crowd). It had critics and audiences in raptures during a smash hit West End run.

When criminal mastermind Professor Marcus and a motley crew of misfits pose as amateur musicians to rent rooms from the sweetly eccentric Miss Wilberforce, the police have no idea that they’re planning a daring robbery. But Miss Wilberforce is not so easily deceived.

With his brilliant plot rumbled, the professor decides that there’s only one way to keep the old lady quiet – Miss Wilberforce must face the music.

Creative team

Graham Linehan


Mark Babych


Patrick Connellan


Mark Howland

Lighting Designer

James Earls-Davis

Sound Designer

Sue Moffat

Original Music

Philip D’Orleans

Fight Director

Anji Carroll

Casting Associate

Tom Bellerby

Associate Director

Vicky Laker

Company Stage Manager

Ailsa Bonner

Assistant Stage Manager


Andy Gillies


Michael Hugo

Louis Harvey

Anna Kirke

Mrs Louisa Wilberforce

Andrew Pollard

Professor Marcus

Matthew Rixon

Major Courtney

Timothy Speyer

Mrs Jane Tromleyton

Matt Sutton

Harry Robinson

Stephen Unsworth

Community Company

Pearl Williamson

Community Company

Marion McGowan

Community Company

Gary Jennison

Community Company

Kathleen Rial

Community Company

Denise Dalton

Community Company

‘A must-see’

Public Reviews

‘An entertaining comedy and a celebration of British eccentricity.’

The Stoke Sentinel

‘A wonderful retelling of the comedy classic’

The Stage

‘Anna Kirke’s dodderingly determined Mrs. Wilberforce is outstanding’

The Stage

‘The comedy crackles with invention’

Hull Daily Mail