The Windsors: Endgame

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The Windsors: Endgame
Written byGeorge Jeffrie
Bert Tyler-Moore
Date premiered2 August 2021 (2021-08-02)
Place premieredPrince of Wales Theatre, London
SubjectBritish Monarchy, House of Windsor
GenreComedy

The Windsors: Endgame is a play by George Jeffrie and Bert Tyler-Moore based on their Channel 4 sitcom The Windsors. It is a parody of the British royal family, the House of Windsor.

Production history

The play is directed by Michael Fentiman and was written by Bert Tyler-Moore and the late comedy writer George Jeffrie, who died on 19 September 2020[1] after writing the first draft of the script.[2] The live show stars Harry Enfield, who reprises the role of the Charles from the TV sitcom, a character who is now seen in the production as the King.[3]

On 24 June 2021, further casting was announced with Matthew Cottle, Tom-Durrant Pritchard and Tim Wallers (who also appeared in the sitcom) joining Enfield on stage.[4][5]

The play opened at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London's West End on 2 August and ran until 9 October 2021.

Reviews

Arifa Akbar in The Guardian gave The Windsors: Endgame a one star review and said that the spin-off was "akin to seeing Sex and the City: The Movie" with her high expectation "met by crashing disappointment",[2] while the two star review in The Telegraph by Clive Davis stated that the play failed "to make use of its prime asset, Harry Enfield".[6]

Cast and characters

Character Cast
King Charles Harry Enfield
Princess Eugenie Eliza Butterworth
Meghan Markle Crystal Condie
Prince Edward Matthew Cottle
Sarah "Fergie" Ferguson Sophie-Louise Dann
Prince Harry Tom-Durrant Pritchard
Queen Camilla Tracy-Ann Oberman
Prince William "Wills" Ciarán Owens
Princess Beatrice Jenny Rainsford
Princess Catherine "Kate" Kara Tointon
Prince Andrew Tim Wallers

References

  1. ^ "George Jeffrie | United Agents". www.unitedagents.co.uk.
  2. ^ a b "The Windsors: Endgame review – a right royal disaster". the Guardian. August 11, 2021.
  3. ^ "Harry Enfield to star in stage version of The Windsors". the Guardian. 2021-06-09. Retrieved 2021-06-09.
  4. ^ Bennett, Steve. "The Windsors stage cast announced : News 2021 : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide". www.chortle.co.uk. Retrieved 2021-06-24.
  5. ^ "The Windsors: Endgame West End cast announced | WhatsOnStage". www.whatsonstage.com. 24 June 2021. Retrieved 2021-06-24.
  6. ^ Davis, Clive (2 August 2023). "The Windsors review — failing to make use of its prime asset, Harry Enfield" – via www.thetimes.co.uk.