Booking to 3 December 2022
The Upstart Crow returns to the West End this Autumn for a limited 10-week run at the Apollo Theatre.
Starring ‘the genius’ (Daily Mail) David Mitchell who will once more don the bald wig and bardish coddling pouch in his iconic characterisation of Will Shakespeare and Gemma Whelan who ‘winningly reprises her role’ (Evening Standard) as the sweet and fragrant Kate.
Olivier Award winner Sean Foley (The Ladykillers, Jeeves and Wooster and The Miser) directs this hilarious stage adaptation of the hit BBC comedy Upstart Crow, written specifically for the stage by Ben Elton.
The Upstart Crow is booking until 3 December 2022 at the Apollo Theatre, London.
What's the story of The Upstart Crow?
‘Tis 1605 and England’s greatest playwright is in trouble.
Will Shakespeare has produced just two plays; Measure for Measure, which according to King James was incomprehensible bollingbrokes by any measure, and All’s Well That Ends Well which didn’t even end well. Will desperately needs to maketh a brilliant new play to bolster his reputation and avoid being cast aside by King and country. But Will’s personal life is encountering more dramatic twists and turns than any theatrical story he can conjure.
Who is in the cast of The Upstart Crow?
The Upstart Crow led by David Mitchell (Peep Show, Would I Lie To You?) as William Shakespeare and Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones, Gentleman Jack) as Kate.
Who are the creative team of The Upstart Crow?
The Upstart Crow is written by Ben Elton and is directed by Sean Foley.
Reviews of The Upstart Crow★★★★★ 'The most consistently funny comedy since One Man, Two Guvnors' - The Guardian
★★★★★ 'Has the audience cheering within the first ten minutes - this is a really, really fun night at the theatre' - Daily Mirror
★★★★ 'Shakespeare but actually funny' - Daily Mail
★★★★ 'A hit, a hit, a hit!' - The Independent
Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday
Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.
Venue InformationApollo 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