Killing us with laughter

Killing us with laughter

An adaptation of the classic 1955 Ealing comedy film, The Ladykillers tells a tale of five criminal misfits holed up in an old lady’s house as they plan a robbery.

Renting rooms from the sweet but strict Mrs Wilberforce, they plot to involve her in the mail train heist which sees them pretending to be musicians rehearsing in her home near King’s Cross Station.

They even con her into moving the stolen cash to her home after the robbery, but when they suspect she’s getting wise to their ruse they conclude there’s only way to keep her quiet…

With only her parrot, General Gordon, to help her will the old lady live to tell the tale?

Graham Linehan’s black comedy converts proceedings into an hilarious send-up of loony, slapstick farce as the crooks fight among themselves.

Directed by Lucie Evans and with a cast of well known local faces, The Ladykillers play is staged by Ringwood Musical & Dramatic Society at the Ringwood School Theatre from Wednesday 30th October to Friday 1st November. For details and tickets visit

Charity high flyers

Charity high flyers

Charity fundraising by Ringwood Musical & Dramatic Society (RMDS) was flying high last year.

Following the RMDS Summer Show at Greyfriars in July 2018 the society was able to present £1,000 to each of the two chosen charities for the event – the Dorset & Somerset and Hampshire and Isle of Wight air ambulances.

Accepting the two £1,000 cheques were Leanne Colverson, fundraiser for Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance, and Rob Harris, a volunteer for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, and the money was handed over by RMDS chairman Mark Bodger and society president Rosemary Guy.

The presentation was made during the RMDS Armistice Tribute held at the Ringwood School Theatre last November, part of the town’s Armistice centenary commemoration last year.

Proceeds from the Armistice Tribute, along with a donation from the sell-out RMDS Soirée also held in November – a further £1,000 – went to the local branch of The Royal British Legion.