The Windsors to become a West End stage show | Harry Enfield to play the Prince Of Wales... at the Prince Of Wales Theatre

The Windsors to become a West End stage show

Harry Enfield to play the Prince Of Wales... at the Prince Of Wales Theatre

Channel 4’s Royal family sitcom The Windsors is to hit the West End stage this summer.

And, aptly enough, it will be at the Prince of Wales theatre.

Harry Enfield will reprise his role as Prince Charles in the show, entitled  The Windsors: Endgame, but no other cast has yet been announced. However, producers say many of the actors from the television series will be involved.

The stage show was written by the creators of the TV series, George Jeffrie and Bert Tyler-Moore, and directed by Michael Fentiman, who also brought Amelie to the stage. Jefferie died suddenly in September of a heart attack, at the age of 56.

According to the producers, the plot revolves around Wills challenging his father for the crown and Camilla determined to see him off and rule the land with an iron fist.

Wills needs Harry and Meghan’s help if he’s ever going to triumph – but will they come back from California and their authentic life with their rescue chickens? And how will Beatrice and Eugenie ever clear their father, Prince Andrew’s name?

The show opens on August 2 and will run for ten weeks. Tickets are on sale now, priced £13 to £140.

The Windsors has run on Channel 4 for three series - in 2016, 2017 and 2020, plus two specials. No fourth season has yet been announced

Stars of the TV version also include Haydn Gwynne as Camilla; Hugh Skinner and Louise Ford as Wills and Kate; Tom Durant-Pritchard and Kathryn Drysdale as Harry and Meghan; and Ellie White and Celeste Dring as Beatrice and Eugenie.

It will be the third sitcom to transfer to the West End in recent years, with Enfield’s former collaborator Paul Whitehouse writing and starring in the Only Fools and Horses Musical since 2019; and Ben Elton’s Shakespearean comedy Upstart Crow playing at the Gielgud last year. Although Enfield played the playwright’s father in the BBC Two comedy, the character did not feature in the stage version.

Just last month Booker Prize winning author  Hilary Mantel said that the Royal Family is facing an 'endgame' and that she 'doesn't know how much longer the institution will go on'.

Published: 8 Jun 2021

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