Barking in Essex theatre breaks look like a good choice this Autumn. The show will be at Wyndhams Theatre from September 2013 for a limited run. If you fancy a theatre break and a good laugh it might just be perfect !
The comedy play is hoping to build on our TOWIE obsessions, not to mention our East Enders stereotypes. I could get all sniffy about it as I live just one stop from Barking (stop tittering at the back!) and it is not in Essex and hasn’t been for a very long time! The East End really isn’t like this at all any more, but then, I have to confess Essex is, well, Essex! However why let pedantry mess up a good title? The show promises to be a hoot and it would make a very acceptable part of a London theatre break.
The cast are led by that stalwart of British comedy Sheila Hancock. In recent years we’ve got used to her in serious roles but comedy is in her bones. No one beats her for comic timing. Not content with that we also get the hilarious physical comedy of Lee Evans. Often compared with Norman Wisdom, Evans is a star in his own right and no mean actor either. The play is written by Clive Exton, who wrote 10 Rillington Place and has lots of TV drama experience including Poirot and Jeeves and Wooster.
Barking in Essex Theatre Breaks are now available to book from our Readers Offers site.
Barking in Essex – the plot
The plot, of course, involves a criminal, his return to his amazingly dysfunctional Cockney family and a huge amount of ‘missing’ cash. It’s a romp in the modern British comedy sense and I can see it will make a great film too. There’s plenty of strong language so not for the prudish. Have a look at the trailer to get a flavour of the kind of nonsense we can expect:
If you fancy it Barking in Essex Theatre Breaks are now available to book from our Readers Offers site.