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Casting announced for UK & Ireland tour of The Ladykillers

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As previously announced, Graham Linehan's stage adaptation of The Ladykillers will begin a 26-week tour of the UK and Ireland on 14 September.

The production, which was nominated for five Olivier Awards including Best New Play and Best Director (Sean Foley), completed its West End run at the Geilgud Theatre on 14 April.

Taking over the role of Mrs Wilberforce, for which Marcia Warren received an Olivier nomination for best actress, is Michele Dotrice. The actor is best known for playing Betty in the BBC series Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em but was seen most recently on stage in When We Are Married at the Garrick Theatre in 2010.

Paul Bown will play Professor Marcus, Peter Capaldi's role during the play's West End run, while Clive Mantle will appear as Major Courtney. Mantle has an ongoing role in HBO's fantasy drama series, Game of Thrones. Chris McCalphy plays One-Round, Shaun Williamson appears as Louis, and William Troughton, who understudied the roles of Harry and Louis in the West End production, plays Harry. Williamson starred as used-car dealer Barry Evans in EastEnders between 1994 and 2004.

The Ladykillers opens at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on 14 September before touring to Canterbury, Sheffield, Bath, Southampton, Cambridge, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Malvern in 2012, with further dates in 2013 yet to be announced.


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