Based on a script by TEB Clarke and stage adaptation by Phil Porter, the full cast for the UK tour of the classic Ealing comedy The Lavender Hill Mob has been revealed. Joining the previously announced Miles Jupp (Netherlands) and Justin Edwards (Pendlebury/Ambassador) are Victoria Blunt (Audrey), Guy Burgess (Farrow), Aamira Challenger (Fernanda), Tessa Churchard (Lady Agnes), John Dougall (Sir Horace) ) and Tim Sutton (Sami). Directed by Jeremy Sams, the play visits the Royal Brighton Theatre from Saturday 21-26 November 2022.
Released in 1951, the beloved film was directed by Charles Crichton and starred Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway and Sid James, as well as Audrey Hepburn’s earliest appearance. one of the screens. It was voted one of the greatest British films of all time by the BFI, and was restored and re-released in UK cinemas in 2011 on its sixtieth anniversary.
Patrick Myles, David Luff and Act Productions, Alexander “Sandy” Marshall
In partnership with Tulchin Bartner Productions and Weird Sisters Productions
Lavender Hill Mob
Based on a screenplay by TEB Clarke, special arrangement with STUDIOCANAL, adapted for stage by Phil Porter
Starring: Victoria Blunt (Audrey), Guy Burgess (Farrow), Amira Challinger (Fernanda), Tessa Churchard (Mrs. Agnes), John Dougal (Sir Horace), Justin Edwards (Penderbury/Ambassador), Miles Jupp (Netherlands), Tim Sutton (Sammy), Steven Rostance (u/s Holland/ Sir Horace), Sharon Adugna (u/s Audrey/Fernanda/Lady Agnes), Paul Willcocks (u/s Pendlebury/Sammy/Farrow)
Director: Jeremy Sams; Designer: Francis O’Connor; Lighting Designer: Mark Henderson; Sound Designer: Fergus O’Hare; Deputy Director: Louise Sheppard; Casting Director: Ginny Schiller CDG; Illusion and Music: Tim Sutton; Athletic Director: Alyssa Noble; Fighting Director: Bethan Clark; Costume Supervisor: Jackie Holt; Production Manager: Paul Hennessy; Corporate Stage Manager: Adrian Quinn; Deputy Stage Manager: Rachel Graham; Assistant Stage Manager: Molly Goodison; Production Assistant: Daryl Oakley; General Manager: Gareth Johnson
The man who lost money and goods is back!
The world premiere adaptation of the classic Ealing comedy The Lavender Hill Thugs starring Alec Guinness is heading to the Royal Brighton Theatre this November.
Come see one of the “Greatest British Movies Ever Made” on stage by Olivier-nominated playwright Phil Potter, directed by Tony and Olivier-nominated Jeremy Sams, and directed by Starring acclaimed comedians Miles Jupp and Justin Edwards.
This hilarious, fast-paced comedy tells the story of Henry Holland, a humble bank clerk who dreams of stealing the van full of gold bars that he drives through London every day. When Henry learns that his new tenants are making Eiffel Tower paperweights out of lead, he devises a plan to make his dream come true. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to complete the crimes of the century, and they have to be fools to screw it up…
Come on, rediscover this beloved classic in what promises to be the funniest night of the year in a brand new stage show!
Students Audrey, Fernanda and Mrs Agnes. She recently graduated from Mountview Academy of Dramatic Arts and Lavender Hill Mob marks her professional debut.
Play as Fernanda. Her theatre credits include Macbeth, The Great Gatsby (US tour), The Soul of Joy (Royal Bath Theatre, West End, UK tour), Macbeth (Shakespeare Project), Fright (UK), Romeo and Juliet (Wales Millennium Centre) and The Bacchanals (Etcetera Theatre).
Play Audrey. Her theatre credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth (Waterwheel Theatre), News Review (Canal Cafe Theatre), Passion (Oxford Academy of Drama), Ratchet (Soho Theatre, Oxford Academy of Drama), Christmas Eve (Unicorn Theatre), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Oxford Shakespeare Company), Dead Funny (Vegetable Theatre), Fans of Lady Windermere (Classic Spring Company), Twelfth Night (Waterwheel Theatre, Wilton Hall) ), A Christmas Carol (RSC) and Prism (Hampstead Theatre). For television, her work includes Borderlines; for film, Ammonite.
Play Farrow. His theatrical credits include Playboys of the West Indies (Representative Birmingham), Railway Children (Hull Truck Theatre Company), Hamlet (National Theatre), Empire Parts 1 and 2 (Gilgud Theatre, RSC), Rising The Satellite (Sheffield Theatre), Country Joke (Stephen Joseph Theatre), The Jew of Malta, Sacrifice of Love, Volpone (RSC), A Winter’s Tale (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Waiting for Godot (West Yorkshire Theatre and UK Tour) ), and the cat-hot tin roof (Novello Theater). For TV, his credits include Whitstable Pearl, Waffle the Wonder Dog and Which Side Are You On? For movies, look for Langston.
Play as Mrs. Agnes. Her theatre credits include The Good Life (UK tour), Dead in the Street (The Printing Room), Family Business, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Happy Spirit (Watford Palace Theatre), 39 Steps (Standard Theatre), Leisure Girl, Surprised Heart (Liverpool Theatre), The Fabler (Old Red Lion Theatre), As You Desire Me (Theatre Theatre), Don Juan, Galileo’s Daughter, Man and Superman (Royal Baths), Noises Off (Comedy Theatre, Piccadilly and UK Tour), and remember that (National Theatre). For television, her credits include Coroner, Dixi and Call the Midwife.
Play as Sir Horace. His theatrical credits include Private Peace, The Girl on the Train (UK Tour), Empire Parts 1 and 2 (RSC), Hamlet, The Duchess of Malfi, The Knight with the Burning Pestle, Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII (Shakespeare Globe Theatre), Twelfth Night/The Taming of the Shrew, The Winter’s Tale/Henry V, Richard III/Comedy of Errors, Merchant of Venice (Propeller), Macbeth (Sheffield Theatre), My Sons (Curve, Lay ster) and the White Devil (Menière Chocolate Factory). For television, his credits include Awakening the Dead, Taggart, Knowing He’s Right, The Late Randall and Hopekirk and Canyon Monarch.
Play as Penderbury/Ambassador. His theatre credits include The Ferryman (Broadway and West End), The Rivals (Arcola Theatre), The Comedy of Errors (RSC), The Opinion Makers (Colchester Mercury) I Killed Rasputin (George Square Theatre), Art (Holders Festival) , Jeremy Lion Goes Green (Pleasance Theatre) and Jeremy Lion, For Your Entertainment (Menier Chocolate Factory). His TV credits include Fifth Avenue, The Witch Hunter, Ghosts, This England, Death in Heaven, She Goes, Travel, The Deepest, Endeavour, “Murder in Successville,” “Todd Margaret’s Getting Bad Decisions,” “Mr. Whicher’s Doubt,” Ruddy Hell! Here’s Harry and Paul, The Hollow Crown, Skin, Black Mirror, sorry I don’t have a head; for the movies, 1917, Paddington and Paddington 2, Yesterday, The Death of Stalin, Love and Friendship, and The Duchess. He is a regular voice on BBC Radio 4 as an actor and presenter, including Consultants, In and Out of the Galley, Cabin Pressure, Service Departures, Party Ends and The Unbelievable Truth.
Play as Holland. His theatre productions include People, Rules of Life (National Theatre), The Way of the World (Northampton Theatre Royal), The Day Joyger Died (Glasgow Citizen), Neville Island (Duke of York Theatre) and The Life I Lived (UK Tour and Wyndham’s). A comedian, he has toured his shows Miles Jupp is the Chap You’re Thinking, Songs Of Freedom and Fibber In The Heat. His TV credits include Why Don’t They Ask Evans? “, “Darrell”, “The Priest”, “Accumulation”, “The Crown”, “Alan Partridge’s Island of Scissors”, “A Very British Scandal”, “SAS: Rogue Heroes”, “Barra” Morrie, Sex Education, Bad Action, and Howard’s Ends; For Movies, Misbehaving, Monument Man, Greed, The Look of Love, Made in Dagenham, Journey’s End and The Man Who Invented Christmas. He has contributed to many BBC Radio 4s, including The News Quiz, which he chaired for four years, and In and Out of the Kitchen, which he wrote and wrote. He is the author of three books, the most recent of which is the novel History.
Students Holland and Sir Horace. His theatrical credits include Plays That Go Wrong (Palace Theatre/UK Tour), The Crime of a Christmas Pudding (Litchfield Garrick), Comedies About Bank Robbery (Standard Theatre), Robin Hood (New Vic Theatre), Complete Historical Comedies , The Railway Children, The Merchant of Venice (UK Tour), London Road (Bristol Old Vic), The Merry Wife of Windsor, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (Redgrave Theatre), The Hound of the Baskervilles (Theatro Technis) ) and a competitor (Camden People’s Theatre). His film credits include London Road.
Play as Sammy. As an actor, his theatrical credits include The Three Musketeers (The Barbershop), The Mother (Visit the Moon), The Psalm of Love (Drill Hall) and the film; Reason. As a composer, his works include To the Streets! (China Plate/Birmingham Arena), Measure for Measure (Shakespeare’s Globe), The Good Life (Royal Baths), As You Wish, Titus Andronicus, Two Noble Relatives, Women Beware of Women (RSC), The Coleman Family Omission (Ustinov, Bath), Joe Turner’s Come and Go, Skin of Our Teeth (Young Vic), Secret Garden (West Yorkshire Theatre), Dream Fighter (Litchfield Music) Festival), Bacchus (National Theatre of Scotland), Cinderella (Royal and Derngate Northampton), A Wedding Tale (Birmingham Gate/Soho Theatre), A Fool and His Money (Nottingham Playhouse/Birmingham Rep).
Students Pendlebury, Sammy and Farrow. His theatre credits include Coram Boy (Minack Theatre), Emmeline (Cockpit Theatre), Secret Thoughts (Southwark Playhouse), Jubilee Voices (Arcola Theatre), A Passage to India, Canterbury Tales (Tower Theatre), Twelfth Night, Humanity Comedy (Young Vic), Arcadia (Bridewell Theatre), Bronte (Upstair at Gatehouse), The Crucible (The Red Hedgehog), The Revenger’s Tragedy (Riverside Studios), Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Princess Theatre) and The Tempest (King’s Head) theater). His TV credits include This England, The Diplomat, Capital Women, What’s Your Story? and movies; my cops, rickshaws, hold me and funny bones.
Porter’s screenwriting credits include The Boy with Two Hearts (Wales Millennium Centre/National Theatre), Vice Versa, Christmas Truce, The Mad World of My Masters, The Tempest (RSC) ), Scrooge (West End, Oliver Award-nominated), Think Sometimes (Mad Assembly), Blink (Soho Theatre and Globe), God of Chaos, Man with a Hammer (Plymouth Theatre Royal), Crack in the Skin (Manchester Royal Exchange, winner of the Brentwood Award), Stealing Sweets and Beating People (Theatre 503 / Off-Broadway), Flying Machine (Unicorn Theatre) and Starseeker (Northampton Theatre Royal). Opera scripts include God of Games (Grange Park Opera/Sky Arts) and Pinocchio (Royal Opera House).
is a composer, director and writer. As a director, his theatrical credits include Oklahoma! , Rehearsal, Water Babies (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Sound of Music (International Tour), Peter Grimes (Grange Park Opera House), The Wizard of Oz (London Palladium), Los Angeles Perichole (Garsington Opera), Educating Rita (Menier Chocolate Theatre and Trafalgar Studios), The King and I (Royal Albert Hall), 13 (Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre), Donkey’s Years, Little British Tour (UK tour), Noises Off (National Theatre, Piccadilly Theatre) , Brooks Atkinson Theatre), Mozart in Milan (Barbican Centre), Cards (Water Mill Theatre), Entertain Mr. Sloan (Greenwich Theatre), Willow Wind (Old Vic), Neville Island ( Nottingham) Theatre and Apollo Theatre), Forty Years (West Yorkshire Theatre) and What the Butler Sees (Royal Baths and UK Tour).
Lavender Hill Mob will open at the Royal Brighton Theatre from Monday 21st to Saturday 26th November. Tickets start from just £13* and are available online at ATGTTickets.com/Brighton through the ATG Ticket Centre, tel: 0844 871 7615*.