Studio Theatre, Ashley Road Salisbury

Tickets: Salisbury Information Centre, Fish Row, Salisbury Phone: 01722 342860 or from

Reviews of The Ladykillers

The Fine Times Recorder wrote that

WHEN Father Ted writer Graham Linehan turned his attention to the 1955 Ealing classic comedy film The Ladykillers, he had to defend his actions against the purists.

But, as anyone who has seen his stage version knows, it was a triumphant project, and the results can be seen at Salisbury’s Studio Theatre in Ashley Road until 22nd October.

Colin Hayman’s production, on an inventive set designed by Alistair Faulkner, has all the buttons and bells needed to bring this hilarious tale of a bungled crime to vivid life…..

The performances really could not be bettered. Theo Ross is the bustling Mrs W, with the sonorous Alistair Faulkner as Prof Marcus, Keith Edmund as the Major, towards whose twitchy frame women’s clothes seem irresistibly drawn, Stew Taylor as the hot-wired Harry, David Taylor as the wonderfully loveable punchy One-Round and Paul Chalmers as the mercurial Romanian killer.

This is classic British comedy perfectly perfor­med, and it’s no surprise that the production is one of Studio Theatre’s ten-night runs.

The full review is at: The Ladykillers, Studio Theatre Ashley Road Salisbury | Fine Times Recorder

The Daily Echo says that:

THE action is set in the home of Mrs Wilberforce (Theo Ross), as refined crook and lodger, Professor Marcus (Alistair Faulkner) gathers together an odd assortment of fellow thieves to carry out his money-making heist. The comedy comes alive due to the interpersonal relationships. In this case supported by one of the most impressive set and props I have ever seen in a small theatre (Alistair Faulkner, Rachel Fletcher, George Fleming, Jill Redston).

The flawless cast are utterly convincing, providing representation and parodies of every type of low life you could ever hope not to meet. Faulkner is gentile and cunning and his comrades, wired Harry (Stew Taylor), cross-dressing Major Courtney (Keith Edmund), insensate One-Round (David Taylor) and old-lady phobic, Louis (Paul Chalmers) rival and compliment his talent.

The full review is here: REVIEW: THE LADYKILLERSStudio TheatreThe Studio Theatre, Salisbury (From Daily Echo)

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