Channel 4 comedy The Windsors is to be adapted into a stage show starring Harry Enfield at London’s Prince of Wales Theatre
A stage adaptation of TV comedy series The Windsors is coming to the West End starring Harry Enfield as Prince Charles.
The Windsors: Endgame will run, appropriately, at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London from 2 August to 9 October 2021, with press night on 10 August.
Enfield is to reprise the role of Charles that he plays in the TV satire and, while no further casting has been announced yet, much of the TV cast are said to be lined up to join him.
The Channel 4 comedy, which presents a surreally satirical version of the royal family, started in 2016 and also features Hugh Skinner as Wills, Haydn Gwynne as Camilla, Louise Ford as Kate, Morgana Robinson as Pippa, Ellie White as Beatrice, Celeste Dring as Eugenie, Matthew Cottle as Edward, Tom Durant Pritchard as Harry, Kathryn Drysdale as Meghan, Katy Wix as Fergie and Tim Wallers as Andrew.
The stage play has been written by the creators of the TV series, George Jeffrie and Bert Tyler-Moore. Jeffrie passed away last September shortly after completing a first draft of The Windsors: Endgame.
It will be directed by Michael Fentiman with set design by Madeleine Girling, lighting design by Jack Knowles, sound by George Dennis, music by Felix Hagan and casting by Stuart Burt. It is produced by Tristan Baker and Charlie Parsons for Runaway Entertainment and Isobel David. The Windsors TV series is produced by Noho Film & Television.
The Windsors: Endgame is described as a story of intergenerational conflict, with 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?