7th – 12th May 2018
The Barony Players were delighted to perform Graham Linehan’s stage adaption of the Ealing comedy classic, The Ladykillers.
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?
“What a brilliant production! The casting was extraordinarily good – fantastic acting. Comic timing perfect! Staging was awesome. Costumes fabulous! Ambitious and successful as always! Thanks for another evening of top-class entertainment!”
“Congratulations to all the cast and crew on a utterly fantastic show. I have never laughed as much. Well done guys.xx“
“FANTASTIC Guys…Awesome from the start!! Congrats on another superb show “
“Awesome job tonight. Absolutely superb. Thank you! “
“What a superb evening’s entertainment ‘The Ladykillers’ provided on Thursday. I enjoyed every single hilarious moment of it. I won’t go on about it, but I think this is one of the funniest comedies I’ve ever watched. The cast was inspired, each character contributing to the utter madness of the plot, all at some point making me laugh out loud. The set was impressive – the scene outside the window was very clever and worked really well. The little ‘quirky’ bits of the play all combined to create a highly original and inspired production. I’m still having a quiet giggle to myself when I remember them. The folks behind scenes must have worked tirelessly to make the whole performance come together so seamlessly, from the squawks of General Gordon to the abundance flowers on Mrs. Wilberforce’s hat. Oh, I must add a word as well about the efficiency of the excellent parking arrangements! Well done everyone!
“Just had to say thank you for the lovely time tonight. That was a spectacular show especially for amateurs. They were all excellent, in particular the two main characters. Xx”
(in order of appearance)
Directed by Sandy Queenan
|Constable Macdonald||Roddy Bain|
|Mrs Louisa Wilberforce||Eleanor Bain|
|Professor Marcus||Steve Corrall|
|Major Courtney||Ian Stewart|
|Harry Robinson||John Knox|
|Louis Harvey||Craig Lowe|
|Mrs Jane Tromleyton||Judy Barker|
|Mrs Wilberforce’s Guests||Sheena Keeble|
|Director||Sandy Queenan||Lighting||Liam Tribble|
|Assistant Director||Claire Withnell||Sound||Duncan Waterston & Jane Thomson|
|Stage Manager||Sandra Bain||Costume||Susan White & Kate Knox|
|Set Design & Build||Sandy Queenan & Barony Workshop||Poster Design||Connie Smith|
|Front of House Manager||Sheena Keeble||Programme Design||Andy Stewart|
|Box Office Manager||Michelle Rolfe||Prompt||Lauren Scott|
All photos courtesy of Connie Smith and Walter Hampson.