The Ladykillers
New Wolsey Theatre

Brilliantly designed by Richard Foxton, The Ladykillers set for The New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich was a great set to build. The brief, a subsiding house on a revolve with multiple gags built in.

The design with cracked, slumping walls and rooflines was a great exercise in building something fluid, natural and ultimately challenging. With the house being seen in all its ageing beauty from the exterior and also from inside a lot of flats were finished on all sides. The Ronald Searle esque wallpaper designs were a particular nice touch.


Richard Foxton


New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich


Mike Kwasniak

“Foxton’s multi-level, steam-spouting set has a comforting, Miss Marple charm to it”

Fergus Morgan, The Stage