About This Show

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.

Show Details

Dates: First Preview: 25 September 2023 Final Performance: 30 September 2023
Location: Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

12-13 Sun Street,



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Al Murray King Charles II/Talbot Edwards
Carrie Hope Fletcher Elizabeth Edwards/Lady of the Bedchamber
Joe Thomas Tom Blood Jnr/Tourist
Mel Giedroych Mrs Edwards/French Noblewoman
Neil Morrissey Captain Perrot/Tourist
Aidan McArdle Colonel Blood
Tanvi Virmani Jenny Blaine/Jailer
Adonis Siddique Wythe Edwards/Footman
Ryan Lane William Smith/Footman
Emma Bown Footman