Lancaster Footlights starts its new season with two popular comedies.
Audiences at the Storey will be in for a laugh this month when operatic comedies will be brought to life by the team.
The first, Studio Footlights on Meeting House Lane, is a Quartet by Ronald Harwood, on October 1-3 at 7.30pm.
This funny, uplifting and yet sad play is about four ageing opera singers and was been made into a film starring Maggie Smith. The gala concert at their retirement home gives them the chance to don costumes and perform the third act quartet from Guiseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto once more.
Lancaster Footlights is also staging The Ladykillers - the much loved Ealing comedy which starred Alec Guiness, Peter Sellers and Herbert Lom.
This new version has recently been written for the stage by Graham Linehan who also wrote Channel 4’s Father Ted, Black Books and The IT Crowd.
The Ladykillers will be performed at Lancaster’s Grand Theatre on October 13-17 at 7.30pm.
A sweet old lady, alone in her house, is pitted against a gang of criminal misfits posing as musicians.
With only her parrot, General Gordon, to help her Mrs Wilberforce is alone with five desperate men!
Who will be forced to face the music?
Tickets for both shows can be purchased from the box office on 01524 64695, or online at www.lancastergrand.co.uk or at the Storey on the night.