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New Theatre news round-up

Al Murray will join the cast of comic caper, The Crown Jewels, reprising his dual roles as the Merry Monarch, King Charles II and Keeper of the Jewels, Talbot Edwards, when the show visits Cardiff this autumn.

Following its West End premiere The Crown Jewels by Simon Nye will be at the New Theatre from Tuesday 3 to Saturday 7 October.

The Crown Jewels is a new comedy based on the most unbelievable royal caper in British history. Charismatic and unpredictable Colonel Blood is planning the greatest heist of all time: stealing the Crown Jewels in plain sight. With a gang of misfits by his side, what could possibly go wrong? But Charles II can’t afford a royal scandal, and no King likes people handling their Crown Jewels… 

The star-studded cast also includes Mel Giedroyc (BBC 1’s The Great British Bake Off, Channel 4’s Light Lunch); Neil Morrissey (BBC 1’s Men Behaving Badly, Line of Duty); andJoe Thomas (Channel 4’sThe Inbetweeners, Fresh Meat, BBC 2’s White Gold). t

⬛ Following the success of the original play, Cluedo is back on stage in 2024 with a brand-new comedy mystery.

We reviewed the original last year, and now look forward to the sequel – Cluedo 2 – The Next Chapter, which is due to visit the New Theatre in June 2024.

With an original new story set in the 60s, Cluedo 2 – The Next Chapter is described as “a riotous spoof of a comedy thriller”.

⬛ Before then, 17-21 October 2023, you can catch comedian, Rory Bremner, starring as Chris Tarrant in the critically acclaimed play Quiz.

It also features Emmerdale star Charley Webb, in her first professional stage role and recently on screens in Better (BBC); Lewis Reeves, who appeared in I May Destroy You and The Midwich Cuckoos, and TV star of hits including Northern Lights, Waterloo Road and Shakespeare and Hathaway: Private Investigators, Mark Benton.

Quiz is the thrilling and entertaining ride through the infamous Coughing Major scandal which engulfed the world’s most popular TV quiz show. The story remains a mystery and had over six million people glued to their screens in 2020 watching the ITV adaptation starring Michael Sheen, Matthew Macfadyen and Sian Clifford.

For more information and for tickets for these and other productions, visit the New Theatre website or call the box office on 0343 310 0041.

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