Harry Enfield to star in stage version of The Windsors

A new stage version of the TV hit The Windsors will star Harry Enfield both as and at the Prince of Wales when it opens at the theatre of that name in the West End this summer.

Announced on Wednesday, The Windsors: Endgame will run for 10 weeks and feature other actors reprising their roles from the anarchic Channel 4 commedia about monarchical life. Further casting has not yet been confirmed.

Written by the creators of the TV series, George Jeffrie and Bert Tyler-Moore, it promises “songs, sword fights and snogging competitions” with a plot that includes “Wills challenging his father for the crown and Camilla determined to see him off and rule the land with an iron fist”. The synopsis adds that Harry and Meghan are beckoned back from America and asks how Beatrice and Eugenie can “clear their father Prince Andrew’s name”.

The production is directed by Michael Fentiman and designed by Madeleine Girling who worked together on a musical based on the French film Amélie that opened in the West End earlier this month.

The Windsors: Endgame is the latest in a series of stage adaptations of popular TV series. A version of Upstart Crow, starring David Mitchell, closed early in the West End because of the pandemic. Later this year, a play based on The Good Life will open at Theatre Royal Bath.




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