Cast of Channel 4 comedy Prince Andrew The Musical revealed

Prince Andrew finally faces the music (kind of!): Cast of Channel 4 musical which will poke fun at disgraced royal’s car crash Newsnight interview is revealed

  • Channel 4 has released more details of its ‘satirical send-up of the life’ of Andrew
  • Comedian Harry Enfield will play Sir Tony Blair in Prince Andrew: The Musical
  • Hat Trick Productions musical will include ‘reimagining’ of Newsnight interview

Channel 4 has released more details of its ‘satirical send-up of the life and times’ of the disgraced Duke of York, Prince Andrew: The Musical.

Comedian Harry Enfield will play Sir Tony Blair, while Kieran Hodgson, previously announced as Andrew, will lead a cast of comics in an hour-long programme set to seven original musical numbers.

The Queen‘s second son stepped down from public life on November 20 2019 amid the fallout from a BBC interview about his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who died in August that year.

The Channel 4 musical from Hat Trick Productions will include a ‘reimagining’ of the Newsnight interview with Emily Maitlis, which will include the song I Nailed It.

Maitlis will be played by actress and comedian Emma Sidi, known for Starstruck and Stath Lets Flats.

Kieran Hodgson as Prince Andrew. Channel 4 has released more details of its 'satirical send-up of the life and times' of the disgraced Duke of York, Prince Andrew: The Musical

Kieran Hodgson as Prince Andrew. Channel 4 has released more details of its ‘satirical send-up of the life and times’ of the disgraced Duke of York, Prince Andrew: The Musical

The Channel 4 musical from Hat Trick Productions will include a 'reimagining' of the Newsnight interview with Emily Maitlis, which will include the song I Nailed It. Pictured: (L-R) Emma Sidi as Emily Maitlis, Munya Chawawa as Prince Charles, Kieran Hodgson as Prince Andrew and Jenny Bede as Sarah Ferguson

The Channel 4 musical from Hat Trick Productions will include a ‘reimagining’ of the Newsnight interview with Emily Maitlis, which will include the song I Nailed It. Pictured: (L-R) Emma Sidi as Emily Maitlis, Munya Chawawa as Prince Charles, Kieran Hodgson as Prince Andrew and Jenny Bede as Sarah Ferguson

The Queen's second son stepped down from public life on November 20 2019 amid the fallout from the BBC interview (pictured) about his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who died in August that year

The Queen’s second son stepped down from public life on November 20 2019 amid the fallout from the BBC interview (pictured) about his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who died in August that year

Romantic ballad Will You Be My Ex-Wife will be a duet sung by Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, played by The World’s End actress Jenny Bede.

Comedian Munya Chawawa will play the then-Prince of Wales, Charles.

Chawawa wrote the lyrics for his solo Obey, which reflects on royal scandals past and present. It will be performed before the finale, You’re Always Gonna Need An Andrew.

Comedian Joe Wilkinson will play a newspaper vendor and RuPaul’s Drag Race UK contestant Baga Chipz takes on the role of Margaret Thatcher.

Two Doors Down star Hodgson, who wrote the musical with Freddie Tapner, said: ‘The story of Prince Andrew is tragedy and farce rolled into one, so why not add “musical” for good measure?

‘Some might find the prospect of writing and performing their first TV musical a tad daunting. Not me. I found it completely terrifying.

Kieran Hodgson as Prince Andrew. Stu Mather, executive producer at Hat Trick Productions, said: 'What better way to celebrate the festive season than with an hilarious musical, lampooning the country's most high-profile pizza lover.'

Kieran Hodgson as Prince Andrew. Stu Mather, executive producer at Hat Trick Productions, said: ‘What better way to celebrate the festive season than with an hilarious musical, lampooning the country’s most high-profile pizza lover.’

‘But we’ve pulled out all the stops, put every penny on screen and let rip at an institution that would perhaps prefer us to forget about all this. Also, I’m on a trampoline for a bit. Enjoy, world.’

Stu Mather, executive producer at Hat Trick Productions, said: ‘What better way to celebrate the festive season than with an hilarious musical, lampooning the country’s most high-profile pizza lover.’

The musical forms part of the broadcaster’s Truth and Dare season as the broadcaster celebrates 40 years since it was created in 1982 by the Tory government of Mrs Thatcher.

The season has already featured comedy TV shows The Return Of Friday Night Live and Jimmy Carr Destroys Art.

Prince Andrew: The Musical will air on Channel 4 in December. 

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