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The Crown Jewels

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Al Murray, Mel Giedroyc, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Neil Morrissey and Joe Thomas. That's what we call an all-star British comedy cast. They all star in The Crown Jewels at the Garrick Theatre. The play has been written by the brilliant Simon Nye, the BAFTA-nominated creator of The Durrells and the all-time TV comedy classic Men Behaving Badly. It's directed by Sean Foley, the multi-Olivier Award winner behind the Shakespeare comedy Upstart Crow, and The Ladykillers. It'd be a crime to miss it, so grab your The Crown Jewels theatre tickets now.

The West End premiere takes place first, followed by a tour incorporating venues in England and Wales.

The creative team includes the Set and Costume Designer Michael Taylor, the Lighting Designer Natasha Chivers and Sound Designer Andy Graham. It's produced by Simon Friend in association with Adam Kenwright, Trafalgar Theatre Productions, Jenny King, Gavin Kalin, David Adkin and JAS Productions.

What's the plot of The Crown Jewels?

This is a laugh-a-minute new comedy inspired by an incredible moment in British history. You'll meet the charismatic yet unpredictable Colonel Blood, who is determined to bring off the biggest heist... ever. He's going to steal the Crown Jewels, he's going to do it in plain sight, and he has gathered a gang of complete misfits to help him achieve his goal. What could possibly go wrong? At the same time, King Charles the Second is keen to avoid a royal scandal, and he's furious at the thought of people actually handling his precious treasure.

Unbelievably, the plot is inspired by a true story, and it really was the nation's most audacious heist attempt. No wonder the cast is so strong - and so funny. Al Murray, loved for his role as The Pub Landlord, plays the king. He's joined by Mel Giedroyc of Great British Bake Off fame, and Carrie Hope Fletcher who delighted us in Bad Cinderella, Les Misérables, and Heathers in the West End. Aidan McArdle is known and loved for Leopoldstadt in the West End and Ridley on ITV. Neil Morrissey starred in Men Behaving Badly and Line of Duty. Joe Thomas is one of Channel 4's The Inbetweeners, and made us howl with laughter in Fresh Meat. Last but not least there's Tanvi Virmani from the West End run of Life Of Pi.

Who is The Crown Jewels for?

This show is perfect for people aged 12 and more.

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The Crown Jewels Ticket Information

  • Booking until:

    Saturday, 16 September 2023

  • Running time:

    2 hours

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The Crown Jewels reviews

4.4 out of 5 based on 52 reviews

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Very funny show

Reviewed on 17 September 2023 by , Croydon, United Kingdom

Belly laughingly funny

Excellent show, laughed till tears were rolling down my cheeks. Excellent performance from ALL the cast but Al Murray stole the show.

Reviewed on 17 September 2023 by , Ratho, United Kingdom

A good laugh

Chaotic none sense, but with a brilliant cast who carry it off with great enthusiasm.

Reviewed on 14 September 2023 by , Maulden, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 12 September 2023 by , Carlisle, United Kingdom

Al Murray knocked it out of the park!

We were not familiar with this comedic genius of Al Murray, as we are visiting the United States. The show was fabulous!!!! I haven’t laughed so hard in years! Bravo for a brilliant performance Mr. Murray!

Reviewed on 11 September 2023 by , Brooklyn, United States Of America


The show was full laughs and surprises The actors were funny and interacted really well which made it extra funny . It was a great night out. A comedy romp. I especially laughed and enjoyed Ryan Lane, Aidan mcardle and Kieran brown. Well worth a visit

Reviewed on 09 September 2023 by , Newtown, United Kingdom

Summer Pantomime

Reviewed on 08 September 2023 by , Guildford, United Kingdom


Didn't even know this show was playing until 2 days ago..so glad I took my two grown up sons to see it..very funny.

Reviewed on 02 September 2023 by , Carlisle, United Kingdom

Boring I left at the interval

I came with great expectation having seen interviews.. the historical story and great comedic actors .. however my party found it boring ..the ad lib audience interaction was picking out people on the audience and asking their name where they lived and what they did .. not funny and boring The acting was lame mumbled and generally poor timing ( I appreciate it was a farce and tongue in cheek !) No one was laughing I am surprised Whst a shame We left in the interval msybe the second act was amazing!

Reviewed on 02 September 2023 by , Westerham, United Kingdom


Whilst I was expecting comedy I was expecting a more refined show. The lines by Captain Blood were muffled and too fast in the first act and the plot was lost because of it. There was some excellent acting and fine touches but overall was more Pantomime than I was expecting. Mel was excellent.

Reviewed on 02 September 2023 by , Lincoln, United Kingdom

No Al Murray at the matinee which was a shame. Cover actor did a cracking job but would have liked to see Al. Otherwise excellent but not for younger children as lots of innuendo etc.

Reviewed on 02 September 2023 by , Kettering, United Kingdom

Very British humour, very funny

Reviewed on 31 August 2023 by , Rickmansworth, United Kingdom

An interesting take on a historic time

I agree not suitable for under twelves both because some of the language is 'funny' sexually explicit and many of the sexual innuendos would go over their heads (mind you I'm late 70's so what do I know). I enjoyed it.

Reviewed on 31 August 2023 by , Orpington Kent, United Kingdom


With such a fabulous cast I thought I would enjoy this show. Unfortunately, I did not! Although funny in parts I found the comedy quite puerile. I expected better.

Reviewed on 30 August 2023 by , Chigwell, United Kingdom

Laughter is its strength

Reviewed on 30 August 2023 by , Bracknell, United Kingdom

Comedy theatre at its best!

The whole cast are fabulous. The interaction with the ‘court’ is very funny. I had to come back to watch it again! Our seats were great value for money. Would highly recommend this show and theatre as it is not as big as others so no endless flights of stairs to climb! 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Reviewed on 29 August 2023 by , Aldershot, United Kingdom

Brilliantly written great afternoon’s entertainment

Reviewed on 27 August 2023 by , Farnham Surrey, United Kingdom

Excellent ,bit too much swearing sometimes otherwise excellent.

Reviewed on 27 August 2023 by , Neusiedl Am See, Austria

Outstanding & Funny

I liked the show Al Murray & cast were very funny, seating plan very good easy to find seats, no one annoying

Reviewed on 27 August 2023 by , Rossendale, United Kingdom

Funny with great characters

Show was well paced with great interaction with the audience. Great costumes and characters.

Reviewed on 26 August 2023 by , Sunbury-on-thames, United Kingdom

A funny farce

Lots of laughing, and fun to see, but not much substance to the plot. So a serious theatre goer would not be impressed, but the average person would enjoy a good laugh. More lewd than expected, so don't take children too young, and not for the prudish.

Reviewed on 25 August 2023 by , London, United Kingdom

Not a rollercoaster of laughes

Al Murrey was the best thing about this show, funniest moments happened when he appeared. Don't go expecting side splitting moments of laughter.

Reviewed on 24 August 2023 by , London, United Kingdom

Superbly funny

Excellent cast.

Reviewed on 21 August 2023 by , Canterbury, United Kingdom

a great night out

Reviewed on 20 August 2023 by , Stevenage, United Kingdom

Crown jewels

A really funny must see show not for small kids not my usual choice but was really good and entertaining in parts

Reviewed on 15 August 2023 by , Scarborough, United Kingdom

Barnstorming restoration

The Crown Jewels possessed all the right ingredients for a fun afternoon even before curtain up: stellar cast, great writing and a spin on a royal story. What’s not to like. Al Murray was as good as I:’ve ever seen him even if on occasion he slipped slightly into the Pub Landlord. Mel Giedroyc was superb in her dual role and Carrie Hope Fletcher’s songstress, a songbird to behold. I would recommend this show to anyone who has a royal interest in royal history even if the truth is slightly distorted by Simon Nye’s script.

Reviewed on 12 August 2023 by , Waltham Cross, United Kingdom


We loved the show so fun throughout. Al Murray was very good, loved all his little innuendos and facial expressions. Can’t fault the show, laughed throughout. Such a talented and amusing cast who all played there parts to perfection.

Reviewed on 10 August 2023 by , Surrey, United Kingdom


Excellent show, very funny, extremely well written. Carrie’s voice was absolutely phenomenal. All of the actors were incredibly funny and the audience engagement was excellent. It meant the entire performance was enjoyable to be part of.

Reviewed on 10 August 2023 by , Stone, United Kingdom

Simply funny

Being an Aussie it was great to see the cast freely take the micky with a 1600 perspective out of England and so many other countries. All good fun and very clever. Was also good to have a comic play with some very nice musical interludes.

Reviewed on 08 August 2023 by , Carrum, Australia


Good cast, poor script and staging.

Reviewed on 07 August 2023 by , Haverhill, United Kingdom


Al and Mel were hysterical!

Reviewed on 05 August 2023 by , Hastings, United Kingdom

Absolutely hilarious loved it

Reviewed on 04 August 2023 by , Glasgow, United Kingdom

Horrible Histories for grown ups

Reviewed on 04 August 2023 by , Newmarket, United Kingdom

Sadly not as funny as expected

It’s such a shame this show was disappointing. The plot was too small to be made into a play. The acting was very amateur and given the cast this was surprising. I am not sure if it was the script or the overacting. Would not recommend seeing this show, sadly.

Reviewed on 30 July 2023 by , Corby, United Kingdom

Funny and entertaining

Audience drawn in well, fabulously funny good all round really

Reviewed on 28 July 2023 by , Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Nice actors

I’m French so maybe I didn’t all understand. So I loved acting actors and story. Some sentences in French…..I have loved it.

Reviewed on 27 July 2023 by , Groslay, France

Fantastic fun!!

Reviewed on 27 July 2023 by , Lowfield Heath, United Kingdom

What. Farce

Great English farce, all the better for being based in truth. Audience interactions, brought into the plot - hilarious.

Reviewed on 27 July 2023 by , London, United Kingdom

Funny with lots of cheese

Very funny. Good old tongue in cheek British humour. Crowd participation was funny. Mel plays fabulous characters with those sassy glances. Al, stole the show of course, great performance for someone who isn't known for his acting. If this play doesn't run for much longer than scheduled,I will be very surprised

Reviewed on 26 July 2023 by , Bangor, United Kingdom

Slapstick at its very best!

If you want a laugh then look no further. Brilliant witty comedy executed with flair by each and every professional on the stage. Leave your political correctness at home and enjoy the fun and frolics. Al Murray was simply superb and extremely funny with an amazing memory for his huge monologues. However we went to see the fabulous Mel Giedroyc who did not disappoint. It’s rare to be able to see so many well know. Actors in one show- don’t miss out!

Reviewed on 22 July 2023 by , Plymouth, United Kingdom


A must do! Worth every pound

Reviewed on 18 July 2023 by , Albion Park, Australia

The View From the Front Row

Absolutely amazing play and to have Al Murray picking on the audience - including me when he screamed in my face - was a really fun night out.

Reviewed on 17 July 2023 by , Plymouth, United Kingdom

Great actors

I liked the show as the actors were excellent, great to see some of our best acts on the stage in person, fab audience engagement

Reviewed on 15 July 2023 by , Beverley, United Kingdom

We found the show exhilarating. The acting was excellent. We loved King Charles. Very funny..but also all the other actors were fantastic. Great show. We will recommend it to our friends

Reviewed on 14 July 2023 by , Trieste, Italy

01 Aug
Stuart King

Review: THE CROWN JEWELS at Garrick Theatre

by Stuart King | Tuesday, August 1 2023, 08:19

Ten years after the Stuart dynasty has been returned to the throne and with Ireland reduced to little more than a serf state, Colonel Blood (Aiden McArdle) attempts a daring heist to strike a blow against the English oppressor. Billed as a Restoration romp, a bewigged Al Murray assumes the crown as Charles II but with largely underwhelmingly results.

The Crown Jewels The Crown Jewels at the Garrick Theatre. Photo credit Hugo Glendinning.

Review: THE CROWN JEWELS at Garrick Theatre
13 Jun
Emmie Newitt

Full West End Cast For THE CROWN JEWELS Announced

by Emmie Newitt | Tuesday, June 13 2023, 09:25

The final casting for this summer's must-see West End comic caper, THE CROWN JEWELS which plays at the Garrick Theatre from Friday 7 July - Saturday 16 September ahead of regional autumn engagements has been announced. 

Full West End Cast For THE CROWN JEWELS Announced
31 Mar
Eleni Cashell

THE CROWN JEWELS to run in the West End starring Al Murray, Carrie Hope Fletcher and more

by Eleni Cashell | Friday, March 31 2023, 09:53

The Crown JewelsAn all-star cast has been announced for the world premiere of THE CROWN JEWELS.

The cast includes Al Murray, Mel Giedroyc, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Aidan McArdle, Neil Morrissey, Joe Thomas and Tanvi Virmani.

THE CROWN JEWELS to run in the West End starring Al Murray, Carrie Hope Fletcher and more