Co-creator of Father Ted and father of The IT Crowd Graham Linehan will bring his adaptation of the classic 1955 British black comedy The Ladykillers to Dublin in 2013.

Linehan’s stage version of the comedy will come to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre next year. It will run from February 25 to March 2.

The Ladykillers is about an eccentric old lady called Mrs Wilberforce who lives alone with her parrot in a strange lopsided house in King’s Cross, London. Professor Marcus and his four friends arrive at her house one day. As it turns out, the professor and his men are a dubious criminal gang. They plan to heist a security van, using Mrs Wilberforce as a cover without her realising. But things don’t go so well for the professor, and his plan starts to recoil with hilarious consequences.

Cliff Parisi (Minty from Eastenders), Michele Dotrice, Clive Mantle, Paul Bown, William Troughton and Chris McCalphy star in the show.

Tickets are priced from €20 and are on sale now.

In other new, Linehan duets with Lisa Hannigan on a new track, 'I Don't Know What We're Fighting For'. It features on a new charity album called Oscar the hypo-dog and other tails… The album is the brain-child of Cathy Davey and Neil Hannon (The Divine Comedy). David O’Doherty, Villagers, Sharon Shannon, RSAG and David Gray also appear. All proceeds towars the Dogs in Distress charity.

The album is released December 7.