The Go-Between at the Apollo Theatre

Apollo Theatre, London
Booking to 15 October 2016
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About The Go-Between

The Go-Between starring Michael Crawford at the Apollo Theatre

Michael Crawford returns to the stage in a musical adaptation of L.P. Hartley’s classic novel The Go-Between.

Winner of Best Musical Production at the 2012 TMA UK Theatre Awards, and following its successful runs at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and Royal & Derngate, The Go-Between arrives in the West End for a strictly limited 20 week run.

The Go-Between will play from 27 May 2016 until 15 October 2016 at the Apollo Theatre.


Michael Crawford plays Leo Colston, a man who can no longer hide from the memories of his past. Memories of the gloriously hot summer of 1900 and of his days spent in Norfolk come flooding back. Spending the holidays with the family of his school friend Marcus in their luxurious country home, the young Leo finds himself acting as the go-between for the beautiful upper-class Marian and tenant-farmer Ted who are embroiled in a forbidden secret love affair. The innocent Leo gets caught up in the adult atmosphere of deceit and manipulation as he risks everything in this deeply moving coming of age story. The events of that summer and the devastating effects of love denied will shape his life forever.


The cast features Michael Crawford (Leo Colston), Issy Van Randwyck (Mrs Maudsley), Stuart Ward (Ted) and Gemma Sutton (Marian); Luka Green, William Thompson and Johnny Evans Hutchison will alternate the role of young Leo Colston.

The cast is completed by Julian Forsyth, Stephen Carlile, Silas Wyatt-Barke, Jenni Bowden, John Addison, Archie Stevens, Matty Norgren, Samuel Menhinick, Jane Quinn, Jessica Duncan, Robert Traynor, and Michael Colbourne.


The Go-Between is composed Richard Taylor, with a book by David Wood. It is produced in the West End by Joseph Smith and Bill Kenwright.


★★★★ An enthralling, beautifully textured musical – The Independent
★★★★ a haunting new British musical – The Stage
Crawford sings Taylor’s score beautifully and sculpts each line carefully, so that even a banal lyric achieves genuine poignancy. – The Guardian

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Performance dates
Booking to 15 October 2016

Venue Information

Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES
Nearest Tube or Train: Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo line, Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 55, 176

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News about The Go-Between

Michael Crawford in surprise West End return
Michael Crawford is to star in a musical version of L.P. Hartley's The Go-Between. Crawford who returns to the West End following a 5-year absence, will play Leo Colston, the story's narrator, who as a teen went to stay at the English country estate of a wealthy school friend. The Maudsley family are gracious hosts, but use him in a carefree way, and he winds up unwittingly ferrying love letters from the daughter of the house to her secret lover, a tenant farmer. Class and casual cruelty inflict lasting psychological scars upon the boy and it's the older Leo, reminiscing as he leafs through a dusty diary, who finally understands what happened in that long ago, turn-of-the-20th century summer. Crawford admitted it was a difficult piece but that he was fighting fit, adding 'at this age, for eight shows a week, I think it's do or die! That's the way I'm going at it’ . Crawford who is 74 went on to say that obviously his voice wasn’t the same as it was, but he has always continued daily voice lessons; a routine instilled in him by Ian Adam, the celebrated singing teacher, whom Crawford credits with enabling him to do Phantom of the Opera. Crawford's last role was the title role in The Wizard Of Oz at the London Palladium. The Go-Between is composed Richard Taylor, with a book by David Wood and will be produced in the West End by Joseph Smith and Bill Kenwright. The Go-Between will play from 27 May 2016 until 15 October 2016 at the Apollo Theatre. BOOKING Book tickets to The Go-Between  

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