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Drama 10 June - 2 July 2016

An Oldham Coliseum Theatre Production
The Ladykillers

Written by Graham Linehan (of Father Ted fame), The Ladykillers is a dark comedy about a dear little old lady pitted against a ruthless gang of criminals, inspired by the classic Ealing  film.

Posing as amateur musicians in a string quartet, Professor Marcus and his gang rent rooms in the topsy-turvy house of unsuspecting landlady Mrs Louisa Alexandra Wilberforce.

The villains plot to involve her unknowingly in the robbery of the century at King's Cross Station but the clever Mrs W solves the crime and Professor Marcus comes up with the ultimate solution to keep the lavender scented old lady quiet. Once and for all.

With only her parrot General Gordon to protect her, Mrs W finds herself alone with five desperate men. But who will finally face the music?

Running times

2 hours 30 minutes including a 20 minute interval.

A matinee performance will finish at approximately 4.40pm.

An evening performance will finish at approximately 9.40pm.

Save Money with a Coliseum Season Ticket
This production is part of the Coliseum's season ticket offer - Four plays for just £66.00 or less. Contact the Box Office for more information on 0161 624 2829.

Full: £13.50 - £22.00
Concs: £13.50 - £20.00
Get In! Under 26? See the show for £6.00 - limited tickets available

Concessionary rates are available to retired patrons over 65, full-time students, registered unemployed people and eligible people with a disability. Proof of ID is required when buying or picking up tickets. Only one discount per ticket.
If you feel you are entitled to a concession due to a disability or have specific access requirements please contact the Box Office directly on 0161 624 2829 or at to discuss your visit to the Coliseum.

Group Discounts
Groups of 10 + get £2.00 off full price evening ticket with one free for every 10 tickets booked

Off-Peak Performance
Tuesday 14 June, 7.30pm

Post Show Discussion
Thursday 16 June, 7.30pm, FREE

Audio Described Performance
Thursday 23 June, 7.30pm

Sign Interpreted Performance
Friday 17 June, 7.30pm

Afternoon Tea
Saturday 25 June, 1.30pm
£9.50 (£8.95 for Season Ticket holders) Add a glass of Prosecco for just £3.50

Part of the Season Ticket Deal

Production Information:

Directed by Kevin Shaw

Designed by Foxton

Lighting Designer Jane Barrek

Sound Designer Lorna Munden

Written by Graham Linehan

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"An enjoyable romp which stands very much on its own merits whilst being a tribute to an Ealing comedy classic." - Manchester Salon

"Extremely well cast, sensibly directed, faithful to the era and genre mini-masterpiece." - North West End


Simeon Truby
Constable MacDonald
Henry Devas
Matthew Ganley
Howard Gray
One Round
Chris Hannon
Roberta Kerr
Mrs Wilberforce
Christopher Wright
Major Courtney