The full line-up for THE LAVENDER HILL MOB UK Tour has been announced

The full cast has been announced for the UK tour of the Ealing Comedy classic, The Lavender Hill Mob, based on the screenplay by TEB Clarke, adapted for the stage by Phil Porter. Joining 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). Directed by Jeremy Sams, the production visits the Theater Royal Brighton from Monday 21 to Saturday 26 November 2022.

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 appearances. It was voted 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.

Patrick Myles, David Luff and Act Productions, Alexander “Sandy” Marshall

currently in association with Tulchin Bartner Productions and Weird Sisters Productions


Based on the film by TEB Clarke, in special arrangement with STUDIOCANAL and adapted for the stage by Phil Porter

Cast: Victoria Blunt (Audrey), Guy Burgess (Farrow), Aamira Challenger (Fernanda), Tessa Churchard (Lady Agnes), John Dougall (Sir Horace), Justin Edwards (Pendlebury/Ambassador), Miles Jupp (Holland), 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; Director: Louise Shephard; Director: Ginny Schiller CDG; Tricks and Songs: Tim Sutton; Director: Alyssa Noble; Director: Bethan Clark; Past Director: Jackie Holt; Founder: Paul Hennessy; Company Director: Adrian Quinn; Deputy Superintendent: Rachel Graham; Assistant Board Director: Molly Goodison; Production Assistant: Darryl Oakley; General Manager: Gareth Johnson

The men who broke into the bank and lost the luggage are back!

The world premiere adaptation of The Lavender Hill Mob, the Ealing Comedy classic starring Alec Guinness, is heading to the Theater Royal Brighton this November.

Come and see one of the “Best British Films of All Time” (BFI) dedicated on stage by Olivier-nominated Phil Porter, directed by Tony and Olivier-nominated Jeremy Sams and popular musicians Miles Jupp and Justin Edwards.

This funny, fast-paced side-splitter tells the story of Henry Holland, a lowly bank clerk who dreams of stealing the car full of gold bullion he drives around London every day. When Henry realized that he had built his new apartment to make Eiffel Tower paperweights out of lead, he came up with a plan to make his dream come true. It’s a golden opportunity to pull off the crime of the century, they just have to be stupid enough to waste it…

Come and rediscover this beloved tradition in this new stage play that promises to be the most fun night of the year!

Sharon Adugna

school teachers Audrey, Fernanda and Lady Agnes. She is a recent graduate of Mountview Academy of Theater Arts and The Lavender Hill Mob marks her professional debut.

Amira Challenger

Fernanda plays. His plays include Macbeth, The Great Gatsby (US tour), Blithe Spirit (Theatre Royal Bath, West End, UK tour), Macbeth (The Shakespeare Project), The Case of the Frightened Lady (UK tour), Romeo and Juliet (Wales Millennium Centre), and The Bacchanals (Etcetera Theatre).

Victoria Blunt

Audrey played. His theater credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth (The Watermill Theatre), Newsrevue (Canal Café Theatre), Passion (Oxford School of Drama), Ratchet (Soho Theatre, Oxford School of Drama), Once Upon a Christmas (Unicorn Theatre), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Oxford Shakespeare Company), Make Funny (Vaudeville Theatre), Lady Windemere’s Fan (Classic Spring Theater Company), Twelfth Night (The Watermill Theatre, Wilton’s Music Hall), A Christmas Carol (RSC ) and Prism (Hampstead Theatre). For television, his work includes Borderline; and for the movie, Ammon.

Guy Burgess

play Farrow. His theater credits include Playboy of the West Indies (Birmingham Rep), The Railway Children (Hull Truck Theater Company), Hamlet (National Theatre), Imperium Parts 1 & 2 (Gielgud Theatre, RSC), The Ascending, Satellite (Sheffield Theatres) , The National Joke (Stephen Joseph Theatre), The Jew of Malta, Love’s Sacrifice, Volpone (RSC), The Winter’s Tale (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Waiting for Godot (West Yorkshire Playhouse and UK tour), and with the Cat in a Doorway (Novello Theatre). For television, her credits include Whitstable Pearl, Waffle the Wonder Dog and Which Side Are You On?; and for the movie, Looking for Langston.

Tessa Churchard

plays Lady Agnes. Her theater credits include The Good Life (UK tour), Death on the Road (The Print Room), Family Business, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Blithe Spirit (Watford Palace Theatre), The 39 Steps (Criterion Theatre), Lady of Leisure, Astonished Heart (Liverpool Playhouse), The Fabulist (Old Red Lion Theatre), As You Desire Me (Playhouse Theatre), Don Juan, Galileo’s Daughter, Man and Superman (Bath Theater Royal), Noises Off (Comedy Theatre, Piccadilly Theater and UK tour. ), and remember this (National Theatre). For television, her roles include Coroner, Dixi and Call the Midwife.

John Dougall

played Sir Horace. His theater work includes Private Peaceful, The Girl on the Train (UK tour), Imperium Parts 1 & 2 (RSC), Hamlet, The Duchess of Malfi, The Knight of the Burning Pestle, Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII (Shakespeare’s Globe) , Twelfth Night/The Taming of the Shrew, The Winter’s Tale/Henry V, Richard III/The Comedy of Errors, The Merchant of Venice (Propeller), Macbeth (Sheffield Theatres), All My Sons (Curve, Leicester), and The White Devil (Menier Chocolate Factory). For television, his work includes Waking the Dead, Taggart, Hew Knew He Was Right, Randall and Hopkirk Deceased and Monarch of the Glen.

Justin Edwards

Pendlebury/Ambassador play. His theater 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 Joy (Menier Chocolate Factory). His television credits include Avenue 5, The Witchfinder, Ghosts, This England, Death in Paradise, There She Goes, The Trip, The Thick Of It, Endeavour, Murder in Successville, The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, Ruddy Hell! Harry and Paul, The Hollow Crown, Skins, Black Mirror, Sorry I have no head; and for film, 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 The Consultants, In and Out Of The Kitchen, Cabin Pressure, Where This Service Will Depart, Party’s Over and The Unbelievable Truth.

Miles Jupp

play Holland. His theater credits include People, Rules for Living (National Theatre), The Way of the World (Northampton Royal Theatre), A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (Glasgow Citizens) Neville’s Island (Duke of York Theatre) and The Life I Lead (UK Tour and Wyndham’s). As a performer he toured his shows Miles Jupp the Chap You’re Thinking Of, Songs Of Freedom and Fibber In The Heat. His television credits include Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?, The Durrells, Rev, The Thick Of It, The Crown, Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle, A Very British Scandal, SAS: Rogue Heroes, Balamory, Sex Education, Bad Move and Howard’s End; and for film, Misbehaviour, The Monuments Men, Greed, The Look of Love, Made in Dagenham, Journey’s End and The Man Who Invented Christmas. He also contributed to BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, which he hosted for four years, and In and Out of the Kitchen, which he wrote and produced. He is the author of three books, the most recent of which is a novel, History.

Steven Rostance

students Holland and Sir Horace. His theater credits include The Play That Goes Wrong (Palace Theatre/ UK tour), Crimes of the Christmas Pudding (Lichfield Garrick), The Comedy About A Bank Robbery (Criterion Theatre), Robin Hood (New Vic Theatre), The Complete History of Comedy, The Railway Children, The Merchant of Venice (UK tour), London Road (Bristol Old Vic), The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Redgrave Theatre), The Hound of the Baskervilles (Theatro Technis ) and The Rivals (Camden Peoples Theatre). His film credits include London Road.

Tim Sutton

play Sammy. As an actor, his theater credits include The Three Musketeers (Barbershopera), The Mother (Visiting Moon), Hymn to Love (Drill Hall), and for film; Reasons. As a composer, his credits include To the Streets! (China Plate/Birmingham Hippodrome), Ana no ke Ana (Shakespeare’s Globe), The Good Life (Bath Theater Royal), Like You Like It, Titus Andronicus, Two Kings, Women Beware Women (RSC), The Omission of the Family Coleman (Ustinov, Bath), Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, By the Skin of Our Teeth (Young Vic), The Secret Garden (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Dreamfighter (Lichfield Festival), The Bacchae (National Theater of Scotland), Cinderella (Royal and Derngate Northampton), A Marriage Story (Birmingham Door/Soho Theatre), A Fool and His Money (Nottingham Playhouse/Birmingham Rep).

Paul Willcocks

school teachers Pendlebury, Sammy and Farrow. His theater credits include Coram Boy (Minack Theatre), Emmeline (Cockpit Theatre), Secret Thoughts (Southwark Playhouse), Jubilee Voices (Arcola Theatre), A Passage to India, The Canterbury Tales (Tower Theatre), Twelfth Night, The Human Comedy (Young Vic), Arcadia (Bridewell Theatre), Bronte (Over the 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). theatre). Her television credits include This England, The Diplomat, Capital Women, What’s Your Story? and for the movie; My Police, Rickshaw, Hits Me With Funny Bones.

Phil Porter

Porter’s play credits include The Boy with Two Hearts (Wales Millennium Center / National Theatre), Vice Versa, The Christmas Truce, A Mad World My Masters, The Tempest (RSC), The Miser (West End, nominated for Olivier Award), Sometimes Thinking (Frantic Assembly), Blink (Soho Theater and Worldwide), God Of Chaos, The Man With The Hammer (Plymouth Theater Royal), The Cracks In My Skin (Manchester Royal Exchange, winner of the Bruntwood Award), stole the flavors of Punching People (Theatre 503 / Off-Broadway), The Flying Machine (Unicorn Theater) and Starseeker (Northampton Theater Royal). Opera libretti The gods of play (Grange Park Opera / Sky Arts) and Pinocchio (Royal Opera House).

Jeremy Sams

a composer, director and writer. As a director, Oklahoma!, The Rehearsal, The Water Babies (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Sound of Music (international tour), Peter Grimes (Grange Park Opera), The Wizard of Oz (London Palladium), La Perichole (Garsington Opera), Educating Rita (Menier Chocolate Theater and Trafalgar Studios), The King and I (Royal Albert Hall), 13 (Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre), Donkey’s Years, Little Britain Tour (UK tour), Noises Off ( National Theatre, Piccadilly Theatre, Brooks Atkinson Theatre), Mozart in Milan (Barbican Centre), The Card (The Watermill Theatre), Entertaining Mr Sloane (Greenwich Theatre), The Wind in the Willows (The Old Vic), Neville’s Island (Nottingham O Playhouse and Apollo Theatre), Forty Years (West Yorkshire Playhouse), and What the Butler Knows (Theatre Royal Bath and UK tour).

The Lavender Hill Mob will be open at Theater Royal Brighton from Monday 21st to Saturday 26th November. Tickets, priced from just £13* are available online at via the ATG Ticket Center on 0844 871 7615*.

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