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Theatrical farce adapted from the classic Ealing comedy set to tour into 2013 after record ticket sales in the West End
Little old landladies are to get their revenge all over the country after Graham Linehan's stage adaptation of The Ladykillers, currently playing at the West End's Gielgud theatre, announced that it will embark on a tour of the UK and Ireland.
After receiving five Olivier award nominations last week, The Ladykillers will start its tour in Plymouth on 14 September. The production will continue to tour into 2013, with further dates to be announced.
As well as garnering positive reviews, Linehan's adaptation, which turns the classic Ealing comedy into a theatrical farce, has already proved a big earner for its producers Fiery Angel. Following a pre-West End run in Liverpool, the show recouped its entire £750,000 outlay only six weeks after opening in London. During the Christmas period, it broke the Gielgud's box office record, »
- Matt Trueman
Schoolgirl stage show Matilda The Musical is top of the class at the 2012 Olivier Awards, landing 10 nominations.
Young actresses Kerry Ingram, Sophia Kiely, Cleo Demetriou and Eleanor Worthington Cox share the title role in the production and received a joint best actress in a musical nomination. They will be up against Kat Fleetwood, Sarah Lancashire and Scarlett Strallen.
Featuring songs by funnyman Tim Minchin, Matilda the Musical, which focuses on a schoolgirl who has magic powers, has been a huge hit after opening in London's West End last year, and will head to Broadway in 2013.
The nominations for the Olivier theatre awards, which celebrate the best of the year's British stage shows, were announced on Thursday.
One Man, Two Guvnors and The LadyKillers received five nominations each including best play, while the musical adaption of hit 1990 movie Ghost scored four nods
Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch and Trainspotting actor Jonny Lee Miller received a joint best actor nomination for Frankenstein, and will compete against Jude Law, James Corden, David Haif and Douglas Hodge for the award.
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