Ben Elton’s stage adaptation of The Upstart Crow will return to the West End this September for a limited 10-week run.
David Mitchell (Pepp Show, Would I Lie To You?) and Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones, Gentleman Jack) will reprise their raucously funny performances – from the original stage production and tv show – as William Shakespeare and Kate.
Based on Ben Elton’s tv comedy which he wrote to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016, the stage adaptation is an all new comedy written specifically for the stage. The production previously ran at the Gielgud Theatre, from 7 February 2019 until March 2020, with the run cut short by the pandemic.
The comedy is directed by Olivier Award winner Sean Foley (The Ladykillers, Jeeves and Wooster and The Miser) and will run for 10-weeks at the Apollo Theatre in London from 23 September 2022. The venue is currently home to Jerusalem starring Mark Rylance and McKenzie Crook.
The creative team includes set & costume by Alice Power, lighting by Tim Mitchell and sound by Andy Graham.
Further casting will be revealed.
The Upstart Crow will run from 7 February 2019 until 25 April 2020 at the Gielgud Theatre, London.