About Barking In Essex

Freedom finally beckons for Algie Packer, Essex's most notorious gangster. He's done seven years inside and now he's coming home to collect his booty - £3,672,000 in untraceable notes. But there's something Algie's family have forgotten to mention...

Meet The Packers, Essex's lovable, but most dysfunctional family. Lee Evans is hapless, dim witted Darnley, the village idiot of the criminal underworld. Sheila Hancock is his mother Emmie,  the family's Rottweiler with a hairdo, and Keeley Hawes his devious wife Chrissie.

Witness the Packers as they desperately try to cover their tracks before Algie arrives to collect what is rightfully his. 

Barking in Essex is a diabolically funny new play by Clive Exton, the acclaimed writer of 10 Rillington Place and Jeeves and Wooster. It's directed by Harry Burton (The Dumb Waiter, The Leisure Society).

NOTE: Keeley Hawes will not be performing between 17 December 2013 and 4 January 2014

Barking In Essex Performance Dates & Times

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Important Information

Please note: the production contains strong language and swearing. Suitable for ages 16+.

Wyndham's Theatre

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Where is Barking In Essex?

32-36 Charing Cross Road London WC2H 0DA
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Charing Cross Road) 24, 29, 176; (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, 19, 38
  • Parking: St Martin's Lane Hotel (2mins)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Charing Cross Road) 24, 176, N5, N20, N29, N41, N279; (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, N19, N38
  • Nearest Tube: Piccadilly, Northern
  • Directions:

    The theatre can be seen opposite the station.

  • Nearest Station: Charing Cross


  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible