Review: The Lavender Hill Mob at Cambridge Arts Theatre

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Cambridge Independent

By adrian.peel@iliffemedia.co.uk (Adrian Peel) As a fan of the classic 1951 Ealing Comedy starring Alec Guinness and Stanley Holloway, I was intrigued to see how this new take on what the British Film Institute (BFI) hails as one of the “greatest British films of all time” – written by Phil Porter and directed by Jeremy Sams – would translate to the stage. It certainly looked promising as the scenery and props visible to the audience as we took our seats impressively depicted what a little piece of England in faraway Rio de Janeiro might have looked like as the 1940s gave way to the 1950s. Tha…

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