The production is set to open at the Garrick Theatre from the 7th July 2023.

(c)Hugo Glendinning

First look images have now been released of Al Murray (The Pub Landlord) and Mel Giedroyc (BBC 1’s The Great British Bake Off, Channel 4’s Light Lunch) who are set to appear in the new West End comedy The Crown Jewels which will run at The Garrick Theatre from Friday 7 July – Saturday 16 September 2023 ahead of regional tour dates.

Al is pictured as the ‘Merry Monarch’ King Charles II and Mel as a French Noblewoman. They also double as married couple, and keepers of The Crown Jewels, Talbot and Mrs Edwards.

The Crown Jewels is a riotous new comedy based on the most unbelievable royal caper in British history. 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…

(c)Hugo Glendinning

The cast for this new comedy written by BAFTA-nominated creator of ITV’s The Durrells and BBC 1’s Men Behaving Badly, Simon Nye will also include: Carrie Hope Fletcher (Bad Cinderella, Les Misérables, Heathers in the West End); Aidan McArdle (Leopoldstadt, West End, Ridley, ITV); Neil Morrissey (BBC 1’s Men Behaving Badly, Line of Duty); Joe Thomas (Channel 4’sThe Inbetweeners, Fresh Meat, BBC 2’s White Gold) andTanvi Virmani (Life of Pi, West End).

As well as London, Sean Foley’s production will also visit: The Lowry, Salford (Tuesday 19 – Saturday 23 September), Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury (Monday 25– Saturday 30 September) and the New Theatre, Cardiff (Monday 2– Saturday 7 October 2023).

The creative team includes: Set and Costume Designer,Michael Taylor; Lighting Designer, Natasha Chivers and Andy Graham,Sound Designer.

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