New comedy The Crown Jewels is now in rehearsals ahead of opening at the Garrick Theatre in the West End in July 2023.
Watch a behind-the-scenes video of rehearsals for the show, which starts its run at the Garrick from 7 July 2023, playing to 16 September.
The comedy stars Al Murray (Al Murray The Pub Landlord) as King Charles II, with West End star Carrie Hope Fletcher (Cinderella), Joe Thomas (The Inbetweeners), Mel Giedroyc (Company, The Great British Bake Off), Neil Morrissey (Men Behaving Badly, The Good Karma Hospital, Line of Duty), Aidan McArdle (Jane Eyre, Mr Selfridge) and Tanvi Virmani (Life of Pi). The cast also includes Adonis Siddique as Wythe Edwards/Footman; Dedun Omole as Footman; Ryan Lane as William Smith/Footman; Kieran Brown as Footman and Emma Bown as Footman.
Based on the true story of one of British history’s most audacious heist attempts, The Crown Jewels is written by award-winning TV and stage writer Simon Nye (Men Behaving Badly, The Durrells) and is directed by multi Olivier Award winner Sean Foley (The Upstart Crow, Idiots Assemble: Spitting Image The Musical).
Also check out rehearsal photos of The Crown Jewels, in a story that see 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 creative team for the show, alongside director Sean Foley and writer Simon Nye, are: Set and Costume Design by Michael Taylor; Lighting Design by Natasha Chivers; Sound Design by Andy Graham; Music by Grant Olding; Props Supervisor Lizzie Frankl for Propworks; Associate Props Supervisor Kate Dowling; Costume Supervisor Hilary Lewis; and Associate Director Dewi Johnson.