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The Ladykillers

Graham Linehan’s The Ladykillers, 15th to 18th May 2019

Curtain Call Awards 2015

The Curtain Call Awards, 31st January 2015

Curtain Call Awards 2008

The Curtain Call Awards, 19th January 2008


Graham Linehan’s The Ladykillers, 15th to 18th May 2019

The Ladykillers is a classic black comedy; a sweet little old lady, alone in her house, is pitted against a gang of criminal misfits who will stop at nothing.

Posing as amateur musicians, Professor Marcus and his gang rent rooms in the lopsided house of sweet but strict Mrs Wilberforce. The villains plot to involve her, unwittingly, in Marcus’s brilliantly-conceived heist job. The police are left stumped, but Mrs Wilberforce becomes wise to their ruse and Marcus concludes that there is only one way to keep the old lady quiet. With only her parrot, General Gordon, to help her, Mrs Wilberforce is alone with five desperate men. But who will be forced to face the music?


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The Curtain Call Awards, 31st January 2015

It was the South Coast’s answer to the Academy Awards.

A sold out crowd of 500 thespians, crew and theatre lovers gathered for Hampshire’s own Oscars, the Daily Echo Curtain Call Awards.

Although, sadley, they didn't win, the following nominations were made for members of the Bursledon Players:

Gemma Mabeley – Director of How The Other Half Loves, Bursledon Players. A debut that managed to coax convincing performances from all the cast.

Gemma Mabley – Pike in Dad’s Army, Bursledon Players. Very endearing, particularly in devotion to Cpt Mainwaring.

Julie Bowring – Mary in How the Other Half Loves, Bursledon Players. Meekness personified.

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The Curtain Call Awards, 19th January 2008

More than 400 guests from the best in Hampshire’s amateur theatrical world turned out at St Mary’s Stadium to celebrate the Daily Echo Annual Curtain Call Awards.

Amongst the winners this year is our very own Richard Calver who was awarded “Best Actor in a Comedy or Comic Drama” for his role as Julian Whittle, the tourist guide, in Fish Out of Water.

Pictures from the event

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