Sleaford Little Theatre's first production of 2016 is already in rehearsals and be performed at the Playhouse in April. Based on the Ealing comedy film of the same name and more recently adapted by Graham Linehan (Father Ted) tells the classic black comedy tale of a sweet little old lady, alone in her house, pitted against a gang of criminal misfits who will stop at nothing.
Posing as amateur musicians, Professor Marcus and his gang rent rooms in the lopsided house of sweet but strict Mrs Wilberforce. The villains' plot to involve her unwittingly in Marcus’ brilliantly conceived heist job. The police are left stumped but Mrs Wilberforce becomes wise to their ruse and Marcus concludes that there is only one way to keep the old lady quiet. With only her parrot, General Gordon, to help her, Mrs W. is alone with five desperate men. But who will be forced to face the music.
The show will run from Tuesday 19th to Saturday 23rd April. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased online, by calling the booking line on 0333 666 3366 or by visiting Chattertons Solicitors in the Market Place, Sleaford.