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Adaptatation à la scèene de Graham Linehan, du film de 1955 Ealing comedy (scénario de William Rose)

Résumé: Tells the story of the eccentric little old lady Mrs Wilberforce who lives alone with her parrots in a strange lopsided house in King s Cross. Her life is turned upside down by the arrival of Professor Marcus and his four friends, who between them make up the most unlikely group of criminals. Planning the heist of a security van, they decide to use Mrs Wilberforce as cover and involve her unwittingly in the plot. Things do not go well and the Professor s plan starts to unravel in spectacular and comic fashion.

Type de série: Original London
Théâtre: Gielgud Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 4 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : samedi 26 novembre 2011
Première : mercredi 07 décembre 2011
Dernière : samedi 14 avril 2012
Mise en scène : Sean Foley
Chorégraphie :
Avec : Peter Capaldi (Professor Marcus), James Fleet (Major Courtney), Ben Miller ( Louis), Clive Rowe (One Round), Stephen Wight (Harry), Marcia Warren (Mrs Wilberforce)
Commentaires : Sera repris au Vaudeville Theatre en 2013 avec une autre distribution.
Presse : "The show works and, at its considerable best, works triumphantly. Just the sight of the crooked, dottily eccentric house occupied by the sweet and unsuspecting Mrs Wilberforce raises a smile." Charles Spencer for The Telegraph

"A very different animal from the 1955 movie; and, while it may lack the Ealing touch, it works very well as a slapstick farce.." Michael Billington for The Guardian

"Affectionate yet brightly original adaptation of a classic Ealing comedy dating from 1955." Henry Hitchings for The Evening Standard

"This inspired adaptation that converts the proceedings into a hilarious send-up of loony, slapstick farce." Paul Taylor for The Independent