by Graham Linehan
The Watermill Theatre
From the motion picture screenplay by William Rose by special arrangement with Studiocanal and by special arrangement with Fiery Angel Ltd. London
Criminal mastermind, Professor Marcus, and his gang of oddball villains posing as musicians, meet their match when they take up residence in the top floor room of Mrs Wilberforce’s dilapidated house. A convenient location to plan their heist, they figure their sweet-natured old landlady will be easily hoodwinked. But beneath her demure exterior, Mrs Wilberforce is made of sterner stuff and, with just her parrot, General Gordon, for moral support, she turns the tables on the bogus quintet.
Based on the much-loved Ealing Comedy, this award-winning stage adaptation by Graham Linehan, writer of Father Ted and The IT Crowd, fizzes with fun.
Directed by Lee Lyford
Designed by Simon Kenny
Lighting designed by Nick Richings
Sound designed by Adrienne Quartly
Assistant Director Hannah Joss
Filmed by Philip Tull
Edited by Nick Flintoff