Lee Evans and Sheila Hancock to star in Barking in Essex

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Lee Evans and Sheila Hancock are to star in the world premiere of Barking in Essex by Clive Exton.

The production will play at Wyndham’s Theatre from September next year.

Exton, who wrote scripts for the television series Jeeves and Wooster, penned the play in 2005 but died in 2007.

The West End production will be directed by Harry Burton and is being cast by Anne Vosser.

It is being produced in London by Michael Edwards and Carole Winter for MJE Productions.

The play will run from September 6, 2013, and will have its press night on September 16.

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  1. I simply cannot find the words to adequately describe how awful this play is – well I suppose I could use some of the many gratuitous profanities that are spewed from the outset of this debacle.

    The storyline is extremely poor, the comedy non-existent and by the end of the play I really didn’t care what happened to any of the characters, nor how or why.

    The top priced tickets were purchased as a gift when first on sale months ago, thinking it was bound to be a hit with a cast such as this. How wrong I was. I fail to see how any of the cast could have been drawn to such a diabolical play , with almost every sentence containing the F-word, the C-word and in most cases a combination of both.
    I am by no means a prude but I am immensely disappointed that actors of such calibre and whom I admire would possibly want to be associated with this rubbish.

    A HUGE disappointment.

    Barking in Essex? More like barking mad if you go and see this!!

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