Last week, a few of us headed to Oldham Coliseum to watch The Ladykillers. Except for musicals, and pantomimes when I was younger – Who didn’t love these? I’ve never really been a regular for the theatre, so I was intrigued as to what the show would be like.
However, as this was to be my first ‘Webbie Theatre Night’ with the crew, of course I decided to see what the show had to offer. Written by Graham Linehan, who has also famously wrote Father Ted and The IT Crowd, The Ladykillers is a dark comedy about a little old lady, who is unknowingly brought into a robbery. Based on the film, however largely rewritten, there is no doubt that both have been a roaring success. Most of us knew going into the show, that we would hopefully get a few laughs, which was very underestimated; The Ladykillers had us in stitches.
The show did not disappoint, and filled with hilarity and dry humour, there is no surprise that it was a massive hit with the audience. From start to end, the show consistently brought smiles our faces. With good effects, great acting and plenty of laugh out loud moments, each character made the most of their individual villain, creating fantastic entertainment.
What a great way to spend a Webbie Night Out!
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