Based on the motion picture screenplay by
From the writer of The IT Crowd, Father Ted and Black Books comes this irresistibly twisted black comedy in which a gang of criminal misfits pose as an amateur chamber orchestra.
Mrs Winberforce, an elderly lady living in a tumbled down house in King’s Cross, London, needs a lodger. When the charming Professor Marcus turns up on Mrs Wilberforce’s doorstep, she couldn’t be happier. It’s even better when his friends arrive to rehearse for their amateur string quintet.
Of course, they are not what they seem. The quintet is in fact a band of crooks who plant themselves in the old lady’s upstairs room to plan a bank heist.
Mrs Wilberforce soon wises up to their ruse and the fraudulent quintet decide to dispatch her before she talks. With only her mangy parrot, General Gordon, to help her, she is alone with five desperate men. But who will be forced to face the music?
"full of slapstick and dark humour"
"A Rich, Deluxe Assortment of Characters"
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Danielle Ferreira Beckner