Lee Evans and Sheila Hancock to Star in Exton's BARKING IN ESSEX Premiere at Wyndham's Theatre from 16 September 2013
Freedom finally beckons for Algie Packer, Essex's most notorious gangster. He's done seven years inside and now he's coming home to collect his booty - £3,672,000 in untraceable notes. But there's something Algie's family have forgotten to mention... The Packers are Essex's lovable, but most dysfunctional family. Lee Evans (The Producers, Endgame, The Dumb Waiter) is hapless, dim-witted Darnley, the village idiot of the criminal underworld, and Sheila Hancock (The Last of the Duchess, Sister Act, The Birthday Party) is Emmie, his mother - the family's Rottweiler with a hairdo. Witness the Packers as they desperately attempt to cover their tracks before Algie arrives to collect what is rightfully his.
BARKING IN ESSEX is a diabolically funny play by Clive Exton, the acclaimed writer of 10 Rillington Place, Poirot and Jeeves and Wooster, and is directed by Harry Burton (The Dumb Waiter, The Leisure Society) and casting is by Anne Vosser. It will be produced in London by Michael Edwards and Carole Winter for MJE Productions.
BARKING IN ESSEX takes place at Wyndham's Theatre located at Charing Cross Road. London WC2H 0DA
Performances times are scheduled on Monday-Saturday at 7.30pm*; Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm**
*7.00pm on Monday 16 September; ** no matinee on Saturday 7 September. Christmas 2013 performances: no performances on Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 December; additional matinee on Tuesday 31 December
Tickets are priced: 6-19 September: £22.50 - £42.50; from Friday 20 September: £22.50 - £52.50. The Box Office can be reached at 0844 482 5120.
N.B. The play contains bad language and is suitable for ages 16+