Upstart Crow Apollo Theatre

Upstart Crow tickets at the Apollo Theatre

Apollo Theatre, London

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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.

Upstart Crow is booking until 23 September 2022 until 3 December 2022 April 2020 at the Apollo Theatre, London.

What is Upstart Crow about?

‘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’s in it? Upstart Crow Cast

The cast is led by David Mitchell (Peep Show, Would I Lie To You?) as William Shakespeare and Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones, Gentleman Jack) as Kate. Further casting to be revealed.

Creative Team

Written by Ben Elton with direction from Sean Foley.

Reviews of 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

Show Information

Running time
2 hours (including interval)
Performance dates
23 September 2022 - 3 December 2022
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday

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Important Notes

Important COVID entry requirements

We respectfully ask audience members aged 11 and above to wear a face covering
Your Visit
At least 48 hours before the performance we’ll ask you to check-in online to confirm your attendance. If you opted for e-tickets or print-at-home tickets, they will be emailed to you after completing check-in. E-tickets can be displayed on your mobile or smart device. Print-at-home tickets can be printed or presented on your mobile or smart device.
Social distancing
You are required to keep distance from other audience members and the venue’s staff while inside this venue.
Covid safety
This venue has additional Covid-19 safety measures in place to ensure the health and well-being of the staff, performers, and guests. This venue is complying with the latest industry 'See It Safely' guidelines.

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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