Barking In Essex

Wyndham's Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London

Lee Evans and Sheila Hancock star in Barking In Essex, Clive Exton's comedy about Essex's most dysfunctional family.

Barking In Essex tells the story of Algie Packer, Essex’s most notorious gangster, who is finally coming home following seven years in prison. Now that he's free, Algie is intent on collecting his £3,672,000 booty, but unfortunately there’s something his family has forgotten to mention... the Packers are Essex’s lovable, but most dysfunctional family.

Best known for his high energy stand up comedy routines, Evans has previously appeared on the London stage in productions including The Producers, The Dumb Waiter and Endgame while Olivier Award-winning actress Hancock has appeared in productions including Cabaret and The Last Of The Duchess.

Barking In Essex is directed by Harry Burton, who previously worked with Evans on Harold Pinter's comedy The Dumb Waiter in 2007.

Exton's writing credits include television adaptations of Poirot and Jeeves And Wooster, and British crime film 10 Rillington Place starring Richard Attenborough.

Barking In Essex is suitable for theatregoers aged 16 and older.

Cast & CreativesEXPAND

cast: Lee Evans, Sheila Hancock, Keeley Hawes, Karl Johnson, Montserrat Lombard

author: Clive Exton

director: Harry Burton

producer: Michael Edwards & Carole Winter for MJE Productions

designer: Simon Higlett

lighting designer: James Farncombe

sound: Gareth Owen

About the show
  • Age Suitability: Adults
  • Genre: Play
  • Duration: 2h10
  • Opening Night:
  • Closing night:

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Venue InformationHIDE

Wyndham's Theatre
Charing Cross Road, London, United Kingdom, WC2H 0DA

  • Nearest tube: Leicester Square (next to theatre)
  • Nearest bus: 24, 29, 176
  • Nearest train: Charing Cross (200m)
  • Parking:

    50% off parking when you park at Q-Park Chinatown only 150m away.

  • Air Conditioned: Yes

Venue Access InformationEXPAND

  • How to book: Tel: 0844 482 5137
  • Discounts: Discounts are available for all disabled people and their companions.
  • Limited mobility: Row Q and most aisle seats in the stalls have the most leg room.
  • Access description: One 20cm step up to foyer through heavy double doors opening inwards. Box Office counter on the right. 18 steps down to Stalls. Staircases have handrails on both sides and some steps are highlighted. 12 steps up to the Royal Circle, 21 to the Upper Circle and approx. 43 to the Balcony with 2 steps between rows. Auditorium is carpeted – all other areas are tiled.
  • Hearing impaired: Infra-red system with 20 headsets. ID required. Collect headsets from the Cunard Bar which is a kiosk located at the bottom of the stairs from the foyer to the stalls. Induction loop at Box Office.
  • Guide dogs policy: Guide dogs are allowed into the auditorium and staff are available to dog-sit in the foyer.
  • Wheelchairs: 2 spaces in Box A but no access for electric wheelchairs or scooters. Maximm 2 wheelchair user patrons per performance.
  • Toilets: One toilet in the box although it would not be possible to access this in a wheelchair. The women’s off the Stalls has been slightly adapted. From the foyer bar, the men’s and women’s are up 8 steps with a further 2 steps down inside the entrance to each. 1 step down to non-adapted toilet accessed via St Martin’s Court (level access) – please ask staff to assist.
  • Disabled toilets: None at present. Patrons can use adapted toilets at the Noel Coward theate behind the Wyndham's.
  • Bars: 3 licensed bars. Stalls bar 20 steps down from the main foyer, or 2 steps up from the Stalls (moveable seats). Further bars at Royal Circle and Balcony levels (no seats). Drinks can be taken to disabled customers.