The Ladykillers at Salisbury Playhouse

Last Thursday, Mr Sykes and Mrs Holman took all the GCSE and A Level Drama students to Salisbury Playhouse to see ‘The Ladykillers’.

This was a stage version of the classic Ealing Film Comedy of 1955 adapted by Graham Linhan, writer of such TV comedy hits as, ‘Father Ted’ and ‘The IT Crowd’. The plot of the play itself was great fun, with a criminal gang posing as amateur musicians renting a room from a sweet old lady, in which they pretended to rehearse whilst actually plotting a daring robbery. The character acting was very good with some excellent comic timing. However, as drama students the way the set design supported the action and helped evoke the 1950’s period setting has been the focus of our post-visit discussions and notes. The modelbox, created by the set designer, was on display in the foyer as can be seen in the photo…