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The Ladykillers is an "exuberantly inventive" evening out

Date Posted: 14/12/11

The Ladykillers is an "exuberantly inventive" evening out

The Ladykillers has been praised for its vibrant acting after it opened at the Gielgud theatre.

Michael Billington, writing for the Guardian, said that the play is a "very different animal" from the 1955 movie after being reworked by Graham Lineham and Sean Foley.

He recommended the production to those booking London theatre breaks and gave it a four-star review, noting that "what was once a macabre comedy has acquired a madcap, Marx brothers quality".

"Peter Capaldi turns the professor into a deluded Moriarty who thinks he's a criminal genius, but can't get a cello case out of a window. James Fleet is also very funny as the bogus major, quivering with delight at the sight of an empty frock," Mr Billington explained.

Henry Hitchings of the London Evening Standard was another reviewer to praise the production, stating that it "brims with slapstick" while also mixing elements of farce, thriller, morality tale and ghostly chill.

Posted by Becky Spence

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