Project Description


‘Those who like their comedy black, blue & raucous will have a ball’

Daily Telegraph

‘Wonderfully funny. Imagine a cross between Mike Leigh’s Abigail’s Party and Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs’

Daily Telegraph

‘Wowed by Lee Evans comic energy’

The Times

‘Evans, who has proved himself a versatile stage performer, manages to repress his natural elastic style and still display his flair for physical comedy’

Evening Standard

‘Sheila Hancock is in blissful comic form’

The Telegraph

Welcome to the criminal blunder-world!

Freedom finally beckons for lowlife con man Algie Packer. He’s done seven years inside and now he’s coming home to spend his carefully stashed cash – £3.5 million in untraceable notes. But there’s something Algie’s family has forgotten to mention…

Meet the Packers – just your perfectly average, totally dysfunctional, ‘well-dodgy’ Essex crime family with a BIG problem. Are they going to be able to cover their tracks before Algie arrives home? Maybe it’s time to go on the run…

Nominated for Best New Comedy at the WhatsOnStage Awards2013 and Best Night Out at the Evening Standard Awards 2013.


Writer – Clive Exton
Director – Harry Burton
Designer – Simon Higlett
Lighting Designer – James Farncombe
Sound Designer – Gareth Owen
Dance Consultant – Andrea Pelaez and Ed Huges
Dialect – Richard Ryder
Fight Director – Terry King
Casting Director – Anne Vosser
Associate Director – Jake Brunger
Advertising & Marketing – EMG Media & Marketing
Press & Publicity – Amanda Malpass PR


Lee Evans
Sheila Hancock
Kelley Hawes
Karl Johnson
Monserrat Lombard

Wyndham’s Theatre