Review: The Ladykillers of Humber Doucy Lane

Eastern Angles return again this year with another brand new festive offering The Lady Killers of Humber Doucy Lane.

Using the classic Ladykillers storyline Ivan Cutting and his team have again littered a classic piece with the madcap magic we have come to expect from this hard working theatre team.

A group of convicts have escaped from prison and posing as a theatre group have decided to set up a base at the local theatrical digs with elderly host Binkie Blaine.

Binkie, a massive Michael Ball fan, makes sure the unusual troupe of ‘actors’ are made to feel at home thinking they are rehearsing a production to be performed at the local village hall, however what the convicts have in store for this small area of Ipswich is much more sinister…

An imaginative set, talented actors, some very quick costume changes and some unusual audience participation (don’t be scared, it was really fun) make for another winning Eastern Angles show.

With some very clever local references and original musical numbers this piece bobs along at a pace, with some extremely funny lines delivered with expert timing that had the audience laughing from the start.

Ipswich24 have reviewed many a Christmas show and this is up there with the best, a toughly enjoyable show and should not be missed.

‘The Ladykillers of Humber Doucy Lane’ will be at Sir John Mills Theatre, Ipswich from December 6th until January 6th. The production will then move to the Seckford Theatre, Woodbridge from 9th until 20th January. To book tickets visit

— Review, Wendy Cook Ipswich24 —