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Archers star Graham Seed returns in The Ladykillers

The Ladykillers
26 September 2017

Graham Seed, best known as Nigel Pargetter from The Archers, returns to Salisbury Playhouse in The Ladykillers this autumn.

Seed returns to Salisbury following his appearances in Bedroom Farce and Separate Tables both at Salisbury Playhouse in 2014.

He is joined by Ann Penfold whose theatre credits include The Lady in the Van at Salisbury Playhouse, The Taming of the Shrew with Royal Shakespeare Company, Deep Blue Sea at West Yorkshire Playhouse and Saturday Sunday Monday at the National Theatre.

The role of Professor Marcus will be played by Steven Elliott, whose film credits include the title role in The Watcher in the Woods with Anjelica Huston, and whose theatre appearances include The Winter’s Tale at the Royal National Theatre, Measure For Measure at Royal Shakespeare Company and The Devil Inside Him at National Theatre Wales.     

The cast will also include Marcus Houden as Constable Macdonald/Mrs Jane Tromleyton (Nominated for Best Leading Actor in a Play in the BroadwayWorldUK West End Awards 2015 for The Tempest), Sam Lupton as Harry Robinson (Boq in Wicked, Apollo Victoria Theatre, West End), Damian Williams as One Round (Ginger Gahagan in Billy Webb and Alfonzo Bonzo, presenter of Damian’s Are You Smarter Than Your 10 Year Old) and Anthony Dunn as Louis Harvey (Calamity Jane, UK and Ireland Tour).

Also working on the production are set and costume designer Richard Foxton, lighting designer Alexandra Stafford, fight director Bret Yount and composer/sound designer Rebecca Applin.

The Ladykillers runs in the Main House at Salisbury Playhouse from Tuesday 31 October to Saturday 18 November 2017. It is a co-production with New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich and Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch directed by New Wolsey Artistic Director Peter Rowe.

Rehearsals for the production began on Monday 14 August, and the brand new regional tour kicks off at the New Wolsey Theatre on Thursday 7 September. The production remains at the New Wolsey Theatre until Saturday 30 September before travelling to Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch from Tuesday 3 October and Salisbury Playhouse on Tuesday 31 October. 

Tickets are now on sale and can be booked by calling Tickets Sales on 01722 320333 or by visiting www.salisburyplayhouse.com.


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Notes to Editors:

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