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Sheila Hancock and Lee Evans star in Barking in Essex, a new comedy by Clive Exton, which opens at the Wyndham's Theatre on 16 Sep 2013, following previews from 6 Sep, booking to 4 Jan 2014, directed by Harry Burton.
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 is hapless, dim-witted Darnley, the village idiot of the criminal underworld, and Sheila Hancock 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.
Produced in the West End by Michael Edwards and Carole Winter for MJE Productions.
Sheila Hancock London stage credits include "The Last of the Duchess at the Hampstead Theatre in 2011"Sister Act" at the London Palladium in 2009/10; "The Birthday Party" at the Lyric Hammersmith in 2008; Cabaret" at the Lyric in 2006; "The Anniversary" at the Garrick in 2005;"Under the Blue Sky" at the Royal Court Upstairs in 2000; "Vassa" at the Albery in 1999; "Harry and Me" at the Royal Court Downstairs in 1996.
Stand-up comedian Lee Evans' West End stage acting credits include "The Dumb Waiter" at Trafalgar Studios in 2007 "Endgame" at the Albery in 2004, and "The Producers" at the Drury Lane Theatre in 2004. His film credits includes Mousehunt & Funny Bones.