Auditions for ‘The Ladykillers’ will take place next Tuesday 12th Feb, 7.30pm – 9.00pm at Wrington Memorial Hall. The new show dates (revised from the Oliver programme) are Weds 19th- Sat 22nd June 2019. 

We are always keen to have lots of help during the productions, whether that’s with costumes, hair and makeup, prop making, stage management or making tea on performance evenings. Do come along and find out more about our next production. *Please note that the summer production is adult cast only.

Whilst the original story and Character Overview does feature a predominantly male cast, there may be opportunities to utilise female actors for specific roles. Therefore, ladies are keenly encouraged and most welcome to interpret and audition.

 

AUDITION DATE:

 

Tuesday 12 February 2019 – Wrington Memorial Hall

7.30 – 9.00pm

 

Should you be desperate to read for a part, but find it unfeasible to attend the above date, it may be possible to schedule a further audition session.

However, it will be important to email either Richard Kingcott or info@wringtondrama.club and advise as quickly as possible.

 

SYNOPSIS

“THE LADYKILLERS” is a classic black comedy. 

Mrs Wilberforce, a sweet but strict little old lady, rents out a room in her lopsided house to Marcus, a ‘professor’ of music. She is blissfully unaware that he is actually a maniacal criminal who is putting together  a gang of misfit crooks who will stop at nothing to commit the heist of their careers. Posing as ‘classical’ concert musicians, and unable to think of a suitable final stage to their plan, Marcus decides to involve Mrs. Wilberforce, unwittingly, as the perfect getaway ruse. However, at the final stage, Mrs Wilberforce becomes wise to their deception and the gang realize that there is only one way to keep the old lady quiet. As the gang is killed off one-by-one in their attempts to murder the old lady, Marcus faces Mrs. Wilberforce alone and seals his own grizzly fate.

 

CHARACTER OVERVIEW

Professor Marcus – Educated, charming conman, quick-witted, cunning criminal mind, maniacal

Male

Lead

Spoken

Mrs. Louisa Wilberforce – Elderly, eccentric, bumbling, caring, lonely, intrusive

Female

Supporting

Spoken

Major Courtney – Mature adult, affecting ex-Military type, cross-dresser, nervous, worried, bumbling criminal

Male

Supporting

Spoken

Harry Robinson – 20’s, streetwise criminal, Cockney, drug user, addict, OCD 

Male

Supporting

Spoken

‘One-Round’ Wilson – Ex-boxer, Londoner, oafish, loud, slow, thick, dim-witted, kind-hearted

Male

Supporting

Spoken

Louis Harvey – Romanian, criminal, assassin, questioning, suspicious, outspoken

Male

Supporting

Spoken

Constable Macdonald – English, Cockney accent, advising ,friendly, frustrated

Male

Supporting

Spoken

 

Mrs. Jane Tromleyton – Elderly friend to Mrs Wilberforce, snobbish, effusive, middle-class, enthusiastic, easily fooled

Female

Featured

Spoken

 

The Ladies (2/3) – Stereotypically, friends of Mrs Wilberforce

 

Female

Featured

Spoken

 

General Gordon – A pet Parrot!

SHOW INFORMATION

BOOK: Graham Linehan

BASED ON: The Ladykillers (1955 Ealing Studios Film)

NUMBER OF ACTS

2 Acts

 

  • Comedy Farce

SETTINGS

Contemporary, Unit/Single Set

TIME & PLACE

1956, London, England

 

Includes Adult, Mature Adult, Elderly, Young Adult Characters

We anticipate Reading scripts will become available very soon, and further information provided in due course.

Looking forward to see you and having some fun making a classic and fascinating Show!