The Crown Jewels is the “hysterical” (The Spectator) new comedy based on the most unbelievable royal caper in British history. Charismatic and unpredictable Colonel Blood, along with a trio of misfits, is planning the greatest heist of all time: stealing the Crown Jewels in plain sight. But reigning monarch Charles II can’t afford a royal scandal, and no King likes people handling their Crown Jewels…
With an exceptionally star-studded cast including the “King of Comedy” (Sunday Times) Al Murray and Mel Giedroyc “at her comedy peak” (The Independent), this “outrageous” (The Stage) production leaves “the audience howling with laughter” (Daily Express).
Also starring Joe Thomas, Neil Morrissey, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Aidan McArdle, Adonis Siddique and Tanvi Virmani, written by BAFTA award-winning creator of The Durrells and Men Behaving Badly, Simon Nye, and directed by multi-Olivier Award winner Sean Foley (Upstart Crow, The Ladykillers), it would be criminal to miss this raucous royal affair.
2 hours including one interval
2 Charing Cross Rd, Charing Cross, London WC2H 0HH
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- Suitable For Children
Suitable for ages 12 years and older.
Sep 17, 2023
Very funny and entertaining, great cast
Sep 16, 2023
Great evening. Cast were fabulous Very funny
Sep 15, 2023
Great entertainment. The cast made light work of a very difficult format! Hugely enjoyable
Sep 9, 2023
Very disappointed Al Murray was not performing and were not told about it. Was especially looking forward to seeing him.
Happy Theatre goer
Sep 8, 2023
Very entertaining and funny play. The cast were obviously enjoying performing. Worth going to see. Excellent.
Sep 5, 2023
Great show and very funny Shame the seats at the Garrick Theatre were so uncomfortable causing the majority of the audience to fidget in their seats which detracted from the show
Aug 29, 2023
Excellent performance from each and every member of the cast. Al Murray was absolutely outstanding.
Aug 23, 2023
It should have been our type of comedy, similar to Upstart Crow... but it was a bit of a disappointment. I found the comedy very weak with only a few well crafted elements. With a strong cast , Al Murray was especially good in the pantoesque interaction with the audience, producing the shows best joke featuring Milton Keynes. From our seats at the back of the stalls we struggled to hear some of the punch lines clearly. Was there a problem with the microphones? The highlight was Carrie Hope Fletcher's strong narration and singing random songs. I feel this talented cast was let down by a weak script.
Aug 18, 2023
Excellent semi-historical comedy play full of sharp wit and humour. All the characters excelled. Al Murray's easy style in front of the audience and engaging the audience as members of his court was terrific. The actor playing Elizabeth was a gem! Mel's facial expressions and timing was impeccable!
Aug 17, 2023
Really enjoyed the show, the cast were superb, very funny! Al is so naturally talented and Mel and Aidan blew us away. Will recommend to friends and family.
Aug 15, 2023
The actors tried hard but the script did not hold our attention. We left at half-time.
Aug 11, 2023
This was an excellent show. Very funny. All the cast were brilliant characters. In particular, Mel was really good in both roles and Al Murray really showed true comedy genius as the king, especially with what was essentially ad-libbing with the audience.
Aug 11, 2023
We really enjoyed the show. Al Murray was hilarious with his audience interaction and the whole cast were good.
Aug 10, 2023
Consistently funny. The whole family laughing throughout.
Aug 2, 2023
What an excellent show. Funny, interesting and well played. All the actors were very funny and interacted with the audience. A brilliant show which made for a fantastic night out.
Jul 29, 2023
Al Murray is a complete legend with so much talent. A very high quality cast and in a gorgeous and intimate theatre. A must see.
Steve of King's Lynn - your Majesty
Jul 21, 2023
Loved it, funny, good content and crowd interaction - I was at the back.
Jul 14, 2023
Lots of double entendre and pantomime humour which involves interacting with audience. Very Al Murray and carrie fletcher voice fantastic with Mel clearly enjoying herself laughing at the jokes herself. Very good silly night out which I thoroughly enjoyed.
Jul 13, 2023
I’m afraid I left in the interval so my review is purely based on the first act. I thought that there was still much work to be done to make this a great show. Although, having said that, the highlights for me were those moments when I think Al Murray went off script and engaged with the audience. .
Jul 8, 2023
Al Murray and his wonderful cast have scored a hit with this royal romp. Watch out for the emptying of the royal chamber pot if you are sitting in the first couple of rows!