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THEATRE REVIEW: Spalding drama group put new take on 1950s' Ealing Studios dark comedy, The Ladykillers, at South Holland Centre, Spalding

SADOS (Spalding Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society) have turned to the darkest of black comedies for its pre-Christmas production this week.

The Ladykillers, a slice of Ealing Studios' film noir that might have been the inspiration for the river of Scandinavian crime dramas that have flooded British TV screens over the last ten years, is directed for SADOS by Andrew Rudd and produced by Steven Jackson.

Filmed in 1955, The Ladykillers was the film which proved that Alec Guinness could play dastardly, scheming and malevolent characters just as well army generals, wise old sci-fi mentors and English spy hunters.

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