Eleni Cashell

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

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.

Ahead of a UK tour, The Crown Jewels will run at the Garrick Theatre from 7 July to 16 September 2023.

The cast will be:

  • Al Murray (The Pub Landlord) as Charles II
  • Mel Giedroyc (Company)
  • Carrie Hope Fletcher (Les Misérables)
  • Aidan McArdle (Leopoldstadt)
  • Neil Morrissey (Line of Duty)
  • Joe Thomas (The Inbetweeners)
  • Tanvi Virmani (Life of Pi)

With additional cast still to be announced.

Based on the true story of one of British history's most audacious heist attempts, The Crown Jewels is written by BAFTA-nominated creator of The Durrells and Men Behaving Badly, Simon Nye, and is directed by multi-Olivier Award winner Sean Foley (Upstart Crow).

Charismatic and unpredictable Colonel Blood is planning the greatest heist of all time: stealing the Crown Jewels in plain sight. With a gang of misfits by his side, what could possibly go wrong? But Charles II can't afford a royal scandal, and no King likes people handling their Crown Jewels...

The rest of the announced creative team includes set and costume design by Michael Taylor, lighting design by Natasha Chivers and sound design by Andy Graham.

After its West End premiere, the show will then tour to The Lowry (Salford), Marlowe Theatre (Canterbury) and the New Theatre (Cardiff)

Tickets are on sale now - and it would be criminal to miss it!

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