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Classic comedy casting for Crown Jewels


Al Murray and Mel Giedroyc - Royal capers with jewellery
Al Murray and Mel Giedroyc - Royal capers, with jewellery

Based on the true story of one of British history’s most audacious heist attempts, The Crown Jewels - the new comedy with a superstar cast - arrives at The Lowry in Salford from September 19-23 – the first date on its post-West End UK tour, and so far the only North West date.

The cast is Al Murray (The Pub Landlord) as Charles II; Mel Giedroyc (The Great British Bake Off, Light Lunch); Carrie Hope Fletcher (Bad Cinderella, Les Miserables, Heathers); Aidan McArdle (Leopoldstadt, Ridley); Neil Morrissey (Men Behaving Badly, Line of Duty); Joe Thomas (The Inbetweeners, Fresh Meat, White Gold) and Tanvi Virmani (Life of Pi).

Written by Simon Nye, the BAFTA-nominated creator of The Durrells and Men Behaving Badly, and directed by multi-Olivier award winner Sean Foley, the script is based loosely on a story from 17th Century London, in which a gang of misfits attempted to steal the crown jewels.

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."

More info and tickets here

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