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Jeremy Vine to make cameo appearance in David Walliams' Mr Stink at Chickenshed Theatre

Mr Stink

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

THIS summer, Chickenshed is presenting a brand new musical adaptation of David Walliams’ acclaimed best-selling book, Mr Stink.

It runs at the Chase Side venue from Wednesday, July 18 to Sunday, August 5, 2018.

The very kind, but lonely 12 year old Chloe invites the homeless ‘Mr Stink’ and his dog, Duchess, to leave behind the wooden bench where they have taken up residence and secretly move into her family’s shed.

Matters become more complicated when Chloe’s mother – who has unfulfilled political ambitions – tries to take credit for Chloe’s generosity. And precisely who is Mr Stink , anyway?

Chickenshed’s production of Mr Stink follows last year’s successful adaptation of The Midnight Gang.

David Walliams said: “Chickenshed is quite rightly a legendary theatre company, not just for its inclusivity but also the incredible quality of its work. Their production of my book The Midnight Gang is beautiful, and made me laugh and cry in equal measure. Do try and see it and all the work of Chickenshed Theatre if you can. Chickenshed is probably the most important theatre company in the world.”

Renowned British presenter, broadcaster and journalist Jeremy Vine will be making his professional acting debut with a cameo appearance as Sir Dave.

The cast also includes Bradley Davis (as Mr Stink), Phil Constantinou (Duchess), Lucy Mae Beacock/Lydia Stables (Chloe Crumb), Courtney Dayes/Maddie Kavanagh (Annabelle Crumb), Belinda McGuirk (Mother Crumb), Chanice Anaman/Stella Simao (Elizabeth), Ashley Driver (Father Crumb), Goutham Rohan (Raj), Charlotte Laitner/Louise Connolly (Rosamund), Finn Walters (Mr Stern) and Michael Bossisse (Prime Minister).

Mr Stink is directed by Lou Stein and designed by Keith Dunne, with choreography by Dina Williams and movement direction by Tiia-Mari Makinen. Composer is Dave Carey.

Tickets: £7 – £15. To book, call the box office on 020 8292 9222, email or visit

Times: Evenings at 7pm, Sundays at 5.30pm, Matinees at 1.30pm or 3pm.

NB: Chickenshed guarantee that you will laugh, you will cry and you might well also want to hold your nose!!