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A new stage adaptation of one of the greatest British film comedies of all time is now touring the UK after a run in the West End.

The Lavender Hill Mob, written by Phil Porter, based on T.E.B. Clarke’s Oscar-winning screenplay of the classic 1951 Ealing comedy, is playing at Cardiff’s New Theatre this week (1-5 November), and our companion hyperlocal site Rhiwbina Info was there to review its opening night.

The reviewer, our senior consultant Andy Weltch, praised the central performances from Miles Jupp and Justin Edwards, as well as the “hard-working and versatile cast, who share dozens of roles between them in a fast-paced, brilliantly choreographed series of scenes, ranging from the almost-bungled robbery to the famous Eiffel Tower episode to a car chase around the streets of London”.

He added: “Overall, it’s a very entertaining evening at the theatre – something we could probably all use in these challenging times”.

The Lavender Hill Mob is in Cardiff until Saturday, when it moves to Malvern, Richmond, and Brighton before its Christmas break.

You can read the review here.

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