The Crown Jewels: A Riotous Comedy Based on True British History Heist Comes To Cardiff

Get ready for a theatrical treat like no other as Simon Friend Entertainment proudly presents this year’s most anticipated comic caper, The Crown Jewels. Following its highly successful debut at the Garrick Theatre in the West End, the show is set to take over the New Theatre Cardiff from Monday, October 2 to Saturday, October 7, 2023.

A star-studded cast including Mel Giedroyc, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Aidan McArdle, Neil Morrissey, Joe Thomas, and Tanvi Virmani are all confirmed to appear in this raucous royal affair, based on one of the most daring heist attempts in British history.

The play follows the story of Colonel Blood, who plans to carry out the greatest heist of all time by stealing the Crown Jewels right under everyone’s nose. But with a team of misfits by his side, can they pull off the unthinkable, or will they fail miserably? 

The Cast of The Crown Jewels head to Cardiff’s New Theatre in October 2023.

Written by Simon Nye, the creator of The Durrells and Men Behaving Badly, and directed by multi-Olivier Award winner Sean Foley, The Crown Jewels is a must-see show filled with laughter, love, sword-fighting, and drama.

Simon Nye, the writer of the play, said, “True crime comes to the West End, 350 years after the event. The cast is an amazing array of comedy talent, and the subject matter absurdly topical. Satire, sword-fighting, love, violence, an examination of the monarchy and Anglo-Irish relations – could you ask for anything more?”

Director Sean Foley added, “The Crown Jewels transports us to a completely different time, and I’m excited to be working with our brilliant cast, and we all hope to thoroughly entertain audiences in one of my favourite theatres – the Garrick – over this Coronation summer.”

  • Tickets are already available at and are expected to sell out quickly, so don’t miss your chance to witness this hilarious and thrilling spectacle. The Crown Jewels will also be touring to The Lowry, Salford, and Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, with further casting to be announced. This is a criminal act of entertainment you wouldn’t want to miss!

Published by Thomas Howells

The doctor said I should be in hospital for all the blood I was losing, but instead I went to drama practice

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