Barking In Essex

Barking In Essex


"Those who like their comedy black, blue and raucous will love this farce."

Daily Telegraph

Welcome to the criminal blunder-world!

Freedom finally beckons for lowlife con man Algie Packer. He’s done seven years inside and now he’s coming home to spend his carefully stashed cash - £3.5 million in untraceable notes. But there’s something Algie’s family has forgotten to mention…

Meet the Packers – just your perfectly average, totally dysfunctional, ‘well-dodgy’ Essex crime family with a BIG problem. Are they going to be able to cover their tracks before Algie arrives home? Maybe it’s time to go on the run...

Cast included Lee Evans, Sheila Hancock, Karl Johnson and Montserrat Lombard.

Clive Exton’s writing credits include the highly-acclaimed film 10 Rillington Place, Poirot and Jeeves and Wooster. The production was directed by Harry Burton, with designs from Simon Higlett, lighting by James Farncombe, sound by Gareth Owen and was cast by Anne Vosser.

Barking In Essex previewed at the Wyndham’s Theatre from the 6th September 2013 and opened on 16th September 2013 for a limited West End run.