It’s opening night for Horncastle’s Lion Theatre

What's On
What's On

The Horncastle Theatre Company will stage their latest ambitious production - ‘The Ladykillers’ - at the Lion Theatre, starting tonight (Wednesday).

Directed by Peter Glanfield, the action takes place in Kings Cross, London, from November 5-9, 1956.

The play opens in the sitting room of Mrs Wilberforce’s house where everything is slightly wonky.

This is a building with extreme subsidence of many and various kinds. It is also very close to the main railway line.

Mrs Wilberforce has a room to let and it is taken by the slightly sinister ‘Professor’ Marcus, who is soon joined by an odd collection of companions posing as amateur musicians.

They plan and execute a daring robbery, but then things start to go wrong - with hilarious consequences.

Mrs Wilberforce becomes wise to their ruse and Marcus concludes that there is only one way to keep the old lady quiet.

‘The Lsadykillers’ was, of course, a famous Ealing comedy film, starring the likes of Alec Guinness and Peter Sellers.

How does it all end? Will sweet Mrs Wilberforce survive?

The only way to find out is to book a seat now and find out for yourself.

Tickets from Horncastle Music Shop (01507 526566) or go along on the night.