Simon Friend Entertainment releases a new video of Carrie Hope Fletcher performing ‘Praise Him’ one of two new songs featured in the must-see West End comic caper, The Crown Jewels which plays at the Garrick Theatre from Friday 7 July – Saturday 16 September 2023 ahead of regional autumn engagements.
Based on the true story of one of British history’s most audacious heist attempts, the complete cast for this raucous royal affair is: Al Murray (The Pub Landlord) who makes his West End acting debut 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; Ryan Lane as William Smith/Footman; Aidan McArdle (Leopoldstadt, West End, Ridley, ITV) as Colonel Blood; Neil Morrissey (BBC 1’s Men Behaving Badly, Line of Duty) Captain Perrot/Tourist;; Adonis Siddique as Wythe Edwards/Footman; 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 with Emma Bown as Footman; Kieran Brown as Footman and Dedun Omole as Footman
Written by 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.
Following its West End premiere The Crown Jewels then tours to The Lowry, Salford (Tuesday 19 – Saturday 23 September), Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury* (Monday 25 – Saturday 30 September), New Theatre, Cardiff* (Monday 2 – Saturday 7 October 2023) and Milton Keynes Theatre* (Tuesday 10 – Saturday 14 October 2023).
* Additional casting to be announced.
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…