The Crown Jewels
It's 1671, and the charismatic and unpredictable Colonel Blood is planning the greatest heist of all time: stealing – in plain sight – the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London.
With an audacious plan and a gang of misfits by his side, can he possibly pull it off? And is King Charles II in any mood to have his crown jewels handled?
Based on the scarcely believable true story, Simon Nye's play The Crown Jewels is a riotous and uproarious royal affair. It opened at the Garrick Theatre in London's West End in 2023 before touring, and was directed by Sean Foley with a star-studded cast including Al Murray, Mel Giedroyc, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Aidan McArdle, Neil Morrissey, Joe Thomas and Tanvi Virmani.
It will appeal to any amateur theatre company – monarchists and republicans alike – who want to get their hands on a royally funny caper to perform.
'Genius... had the audience howling with laughter... hilarious'Daily Express
'An astonishing story... a royally great subject'London Theatre
'An amazing true story... full of great moments and set pieces'British Theatre Guide
'A fun and raucous ride'Manchester Evening News
'Bawdy and exuberant… one not to be missed'Buzz Magazine
'A regal riot… good old-fashioned fun and frolics at its very best'Entertainment South Wales
'The witty script interwoven with current themes and topics made for a laugh-a-minute-show that had the entire theatre in stitches'Kent Live