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Friday, May 10, 2013


(Lyle Buxton; Cobus van Heerden; Iain “Ewok” Robinson; Peter Court; Tim Wells and Charon Williams-Ros)

KickstArt in association with Pieter Toerien presents the South African premier of the West End hit, The Ladykillers. A classic black comedy about a sweet little old lady, alone in her house, who is pitted against a gang of criminal misfits who will stop at nothing. The production comes to the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from May 24 until June 16.

From the writer of Father Ted, Graham Linehan, comes a hilarious and thrilling new adaptation of the celebrated Ealing comedy The Ladykillers. It is directed by Steven Stead and stars Charon Williams-Ros (Cabaret, Beauty and the Beast), Tim Wells (God of Carnage, Don’t Dress for Dinner and Twitch), Iain “Ewok” Robinson, Cobus van Heerden, Peter Court and Lyle Buxton. It opened on the West End in 2011 and has enjoyed two sold-out, critically acclaimed seasons, and a current national tour and Broadway transfer.

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 W is alone with five desperate men. But who will be forced to face the music?

The Ladykillers boasts an impressive and complicated set by Greg King with lighting by Tina le Roux. It runs at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from May 24 to June 16. Booking is through Computicket.

For block bookings of 10 or more, or sold performances and early bird specials, contact Ailsa Windsor of Going Places on 083 250 2690 or