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Does Lee Evans’s ‘Barking In Essex’ have any bite?

Posted at 6:00 pm, September 17, 2013 in Arts & Entertainment
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It’s the biggest comedy of the season: comic Lee Evans takes a break from selling out arenas to star as the dim-witted younger son of an Essex crime dynasty, headed by the formidable Sheila Hancock, with Keeley Hawes as his wife. But there have been rumblings out there that for all the acting talent gathered together, the late Clive Exton’s play is a bit, er, terrible.

Click below for the official Time Out verdict, which comes not from our usual dimwit critics, but from one of our readers – next week’s magazine is being entirely penned by Time Out’s readership, including all theatre reviews. This one comes from Inua Elams, 28, a poet from south London.

Read Inua’s review of ‘Barking In Essex‘ now.


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