Last Updated on 21st June 2022
Miles Jupp and Justin Edwards to star in new stage adaptation of The Lavender Hill Mob on Tour
THE LAVENDER HILL MOB TOUR
The men who broke the bank and lost the cargo are back!
The world premiere adaptation of The Lavender Hill Mob, the classic Ealing Comedy which starred Alec Guinness, is heading to a theatre near you.
Come and see one of the “greatest British films of all time” (BFI) brought to life on stage by Olivier-nominated playwright Phil Porter, directed by Tony and Olivier-nominated Jeremy Sams and starring acclaimed comic actors Miles Jupp and Justin Edwards.
Miles Jupp says today, “I loved the Lavender Hill Mob when I first saw it, I love Phil Porter’s ingenious adaptation of it, I’ve loved every Jeremy Sams production I’ve seen, I love working with Justin Edwards, I absolutely love being part of an ensemble onstage, and I’ve loved doing nearly every play I’ve been in. Additionally, the producers appear to be honest. I can really see no reason not to turn up on time, and put the bloody hours in.”
Justin Edwards added “I agree.”
Further casting to be announced.
The much-loved film 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.
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 …
Come and rediscover this much-loved classic in this brand-new stage play that promises to be the most fun night out of the year!
The Lavender Hill Mob Tour is directed by Jeremy Sams, designed by Francis O’Connor, associate direction by Louise Shephard, composer and magic by Tim Sutton, and casting by Ginny Schiller CDG.
The Lavender Hill Mob Tour Dates
Everyman Theatre Cheltenham
13 – 22 October 2022
24 – 29 October 2022
New Theatre Cardiff
1 – 5 November 2022
7 – 12 November 2022
14 – 19 November 2022
Brighton Theatre Royal
21 – 26 November 2022
Cambridge Arts Theatre
16 – 21 January 2023
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
24 – 28 January 2023
Theatre Royal Glasgow
30 January – 4 February 2023
Theatre Royal Bath
7 – 11 February 2023
Hall for Cornwall
13 – 18 February 2023