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A new comedy by acclaimed TV writer, Simon Nye, based on the true story of a bid to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London in 1671, is touring the UK after its West End debut this summer.

Our companion hyperlocal site Rhiwbina Info was at press night for The Crown Jewels at the New Theatre, Cardiff on Wednesday (4 October).

Reviewer Andy Weltch described it as a “a night of history, humour, and (deliberate) hamminess, wih a royally commanding performance from Al Murray”.

He added: “The humour is quite hit and miss … but there are more hits than misses, and Al Murray’s King Charles interacting with the common folk of the audience … was priceless – testament to his stand-up comedy skills, developed over many years”.

The Crown Jewels is at the New Theatre until Saturday (7 October), when the tour moves to Milton Keynes.

You can read the review here.

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