OVO’s The Ladykillers at the Maltings Theatre, St Albans

16:01 08 March 2014

The Ladykillers

The Ladykillers

Simon Nicholas 2013

Theatre company OVO has phoned a friend to ensure total authenticity in its forthcoming production of The Ladykillers.

The play, based on the much loved 1950s Ealing comedy, tells the story of a criminal gang posing as a string quintet whilst planning a heist in the home of a sweet but oblivious old lady.

Director, Adam Nichols, explained: “The phone box is critical to the success of the dastardly mob’s robbery plans and we wanted to bring this important plot element to the stage. However, red phone boxes are sadly close to extinction and we struggled to find an iconic K6 kiosk in the local area.

“Having scoured St Albans for a fully operational K6 in good condition, we were delighted to find a perfect specimen preserved for posterity in the St Albans Museum. We’re very grateful for their help in ensuring we can achieve historical accuracy in the production.”

The Ladykillers is being performed at 8pm from March 13 to 15 and from March 19 to 22 at the Maltings Arts Theatre, St Albans. Tickets can be purchased in person from St Albans Tourist Information Centre, online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/ovo or by telephone on 0333 666 3366.

0 comments

More news stories

11:01

The woman who died in the A505 crash at Flint Cross yesterday morning has been named by police.

10:38

Bosses responsible for trains in Royston and the surrounding area will face up to their critics at a public meeting this morning.

Yesterday, 16:10

Police have confirmed a woman in her 20s died after a three-car crash on the A505 in Flint Cross this morning.

Yesterday, 15:47

People in Royston are urged to make sure their valuables are secure while out shopping after a spate of purse thefts, with the latest happening this morning.

”North

Most read stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Royston Crow e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up