Tuesday 31 October – Saturday 18 November
“Had the audience in hysterics” Romford Recorder
“A slick, well-paced show” Reviews Hub
“Had me chuckling through most of the night” Hornchurch Life
“Impressive staging, excellent timing” Romford Recorder
When Mrs Wilberforce puts a sign in her newsagent’s window advertising ‘A Room to Let’ she’s delighted when the mysterious Professor Marcus proclaims it perfect for rehearsing his unorthodox string quintet. However, she soon discovers that she is not making tea for a motley band of musicians but harbouring a gang of hardened criminals and conmen planning the great King’s Cross Train Robbery!
As his masterplan goes off the rails, and the bodies drop onto them, it begins to dawn on the Professor that, in Mrs Wilberforce (and General Gordon, her extraordinary featherless parrot), he may have finally met his match.
Graham Linehan (Father Ted, The IT Crowd) has adapted this much-loved Ealing Comedy for the stage, mixing madcap comedy and criminal capers to hilarious effect.
From the motion picture screenplay by William Rose by special arrangement with Studiocanal and Fiery Angel Ltd, London.
NEW: For this production, ALL performances will be audio described, offering a recorded commentary through a set of headphones. It's a great way for anyone of any age who finds it difficult to see the details of a performance to still enjoy coming to the theatre.
Mon – Sat at 7.30pm
Thu & Sat matinees at 2.15pm
Running Time approx. 2 hours and 5 minutes including a 20 minute interval.
Tickets £27.00 - £11.50
Age guidance 12+
Please note: for security reasons, your bag may be searched when visiting Salisbury Playhouse
NEW: For this production, ALL performances will be audio described, offering a recorded commentary through a set of headphones.
Post Show Talk
Wednesday 8 November
BSL Interpreted Performance
Tuesday 14 November at 7.30pm
Wednesday 15 November at 7.30pm
Thursday 16 November at 2.15pm & 7.30pm
Cast & Creatives
Director Peter Rowe
Set & Costume Designer Foxton
Lighting Designer Alexandra Stafford
Composer & Sound Designer Rebecca Applin
Casting Director Angie Carroll
Fight Director Bret Yount