The production will receive its world premiere at Cheltenham Everyman from 13th October 2022, before touring to Clwyd, Cardiff, Malvern, Richmond, Brighton, Chichester, Cambridge, Guildford, Glasgow, Bath and Truro, Hall for Cornwall.
Full casting has been announced for the upcoming UK tour of The Lavender Hill Mob, based on the classic Ealing comedy, which was released in 1951 directed by Charles Crichton, and starring Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway and Sid James, as well as Audrey Hepburn in one of her earliest screen appearances. It was ranked by the BFI as one of the greatest British Films of all time and was restored and re-released in UK cinemas in 2011 for its sixtieth anniversary.
Adapted for the stage by Phil Porter and directed by Jeremy Sams, the full cast will include: Miles Jupp (Holland)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 (Sammy).
This side-splittingly funny, fast-paced comedy tells the story of Henry Holland, an unassuming bank clerk who dreams of stealing the van full of gold bullion he drives across London each day. When Henry learns that his new lodger makes Eiffel Tower paperweights out of lead, he devises a plan to make his dream a reality. It’s a golden opportunity to pull off the crime of the century, they’d have to be fools to mess it up…
This stage adaptation of the classic film will receive its world premiere at the Cheltenham Everyman from the 13th October 2022, before touring to Clwyd, Cardiff, Malvern, Richmond, Brighton, Chichester, Cambridge, Guildford, Glasgow, Bath and Truro, Hall for Cornwall.
The creative team behind the production includes: Designer: Francis O’Connor; Lighting Designer: Mark Henderson; Sound Designer: Fergus O’Hare; Associate Director: Louise Shephard; Casting Director: Ginny Schiller CDG; Illusions and Music: Tim Sutton; Movement Director: Alyssa Noble; Fight Director: Bethan Clark; Costume Supervisor: Jackie Holt; Production Manager: Paul Hennessy; Company Stage Manager: Adrian Quinn; Deputy Stage Manager: Rachel Graham; Assistant Stage Manager: Molly Goodison; Production Assistant: Darryl Oakley and General Manager: Gareth Johnson.
For more information about the play visit: https://lavenderhillmobplay.co.uk/