Munya Chawawa as Prince Charles is an irresistible cast
When a drag queen named Baga Chipz is chosen to play Margaret Thatcher on a TV show, and that’s not even the most delicious casting, you know you’re in for a winner. In channel 4 Prince Andrew: The MusicalPrince Charles (yes, that guy, our new king) is played by none other than Munya Chawawa – the British-Zimbabwean comedian who has made a career out of poking fun at the royal family’s colonial connections.
Earlier this year, the comic shared a skit on Instagram in which he plays the gilded trio of Prince William, Prince Andrew and Prince Charles, who all fondly remember the colonial days. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because we colonized it,” his Prince Charles says at one point, offering fatherly advice to his son.
In another video, he skewers Prince William and Kate Middleton for their controversial trip to Jamaica in March. The sketch begins with someone asking “Willy” how Jamaica was. Willy then whines about the protests they’ve encountered across the country, saying, “The most exciting thing we did was hold hands with some poor kids.” “That sounds nice,” says another character, before Willy punches him away with the words “Oh shut up, Andrew”.
The news that Chawawa is playing the former Prince Charles in Channel 4’s new satirical show about the life and times of Prince Andrew is simply irresistible.
Chawawa and Baga Chipz are joined in the cast by Kieran Hodgson (who also wrote the show and co-wrote the score with Freddie Tapner) as Prince Andrew. Starstruck‘s Emma Sidi as Emily Maitlis, Jenny Bede as Sarah Ferguson, Joe Wilkinson as a newspaper seller and Harry Enfield as former Prime Minister Tony Blair.
The hour-long extravaganza will feature seven original musical numbers, including “I Nailed It,” a duet set after the Dukes news night Interview; “Will You Be My Ex-Wife,” a romantic ballad sung by Andrew and Sarah Ferguson; “Obey,” a solo number in which Prince Charles reflects on royal scandals past and present; and Andrew’s grand finale, You’re Always Gonna Need an Andrew.
This will surely soothe the Christmas hangover.
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