A riotous comedy about an unbelieveable royal caper The Crown Jewels tour is announced.
The Crown Jewels Tour
Based on the true story of one of British history’s most audacious heist attempts, The Crown Jewels Tour comes direct from the West End.
The cast of this raucous royal affair includes Al Murray (The Pub Landlord) as Charles II/Talbot Edwards; Mel Giedroyc (BBC 1’s The Great British Bake Off, Channel 4’s Light Lunch) as Mrs Edwards/French Noblewoman; Carrie Hope Fletcher (Bad Cinderella, Les Misérables, Heathers in the West End) as Elizabeth Edwards/ Lady of the Bedchamber; Aidan McArdle (Leopoldstadt, West End, Ridley, ITV) as Colonel Blood; Neil Morrissey (BBC 1’s Men Behaving Badly, Line of Duty) as Captain Perrot/Tourist; Joe Thomas (Channel 4’s The Inbetweeners, Fresh Meat, BBC 2’s White Gold) as Tom Blood Jnr/ Tourist and Tanvi Virmani (Life of Pi, West End) as Jenny Blaine/Jailer.
Written by the BAFTA-nominated creator of ITV’s The Durrells and BBC 1’s Men Behaving Badly, Simon Nye, and directed by multi-Olivier Award winner Sean Foley (Upstart Crow, The Ladykillers) it would be criminal to miss it.
Writer Simon Nye says: “I hope audiences will be as titillated and thrilled as I am at the prospect of a riotous comedy-drama about a crown jewels heist that really happened. The cast is an amazing array of comedy talent, and the subject matter is absurdly topical. Satire, sword-fighting, love, violence, an examination of the monarchy and Anglo-Irish relations – could you ask for anything more?”
Director Sean Foley continues: “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to direct Simon Nye’s hilarious new play. An entirely modern take on the Restoration Comedy, it transports us to a completely different time