What a splendid evening it was at the Colwall Players Charity performance of the Ladykillers last night. It’s such a lovely idea to be able to watch a play while enjoying a meal with good friends and as always given the number of people who attended it proved a winner this year.
The Ladykillers is a classic black comedy; a sweet little old lady, alone in her house, is pitted against a gang of criminal misfits who will stop at nothing. Posing as amateur musicians, Professor Marcus and his gang rent rooms in the lopsided house of sweet but strict Mrs Wilberforce. The villains plot to involve her, unwittingly, in Marcus' brilliantly conceived heist job. The police are left stumped but Mrs Wilberforce becomes wise to their ruse and Marcus concludes that there is only one way to keep the old lady quiet. With only her parrot, General Gordon, to help her, Mrs Wilberforce is alone with five desperate men. But who will be forced to face the music?
The Players performed the play with professional aplomb and the audience were kept entertained and on tenterhooks throughout. They added their own twists to the play not least in their casting.
Everyone agreed the meal was excellent and congratulations must go the caterers.
The two Terry’s ran the bar with their normal good humour.
The whole evening was a success, thanks to the organisation and planning of Simon Thompson and Tony Brook.