Ladykillers performance dedicated to Herbert Lom
A performance of the stage version of The Ladykillers in Canterbury last week was dedicated to the actor Herbert Lom, who died last week.
Lom was the last surviving member of the cast of the 1955 Ealing comedy directed by Alexander Mackendrick about a gang of thieves pretending to be musicians as they plan their robbery in the spare room of an old lady's house.
Lom's part of the sinister Louis is played by Kent actor Shaun Williamson on the tour of the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse production, which was playing to packed houses at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury when the news of Lom's death at the age of 95 was announced.
Theatre director Mark Everett said, "It seemed fitting that we should remember Herbert Lom on the day he died. The company and the audience appreciated it."
The production is in Sheffield this week, and continues to tour until April 2013.