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David Mitchell in The Upstart Crow.

Photo flash: David Mitchell & Gemma Whelan in ‘The Upstart Crow’

Production images of the hit West End comedy The Upstart Crow starring Peepshow‘s David Mitchell and Game of Thrones‘ Gemma Whelan have been released.

Mitchell, who makes his West End debut playing William Shakespeare, received glowing reviews for his comic portrayal of the legendary bard. Whelan also puts in a stunning comic performance, you might even see her do a cartwheel in a corset.

Ben Elton’s hilarious stage adaptation of his tv series also stars Mark Heap (Friday Night Dinner), Helen Monks (Raised By Wolves ) English comedian Rob Rouse, Steve Speirs (Stella, Sadie J), Danielle Phillips (Father Brown, Ready Player One), Jason Callender (Holby City) and Rachel Summers.

Directed by Olivier Award winner Sean Foley (The Ladykillers, Jeeves and Wooster and The Miser), the outstanding reviews for Upstart Crow include ‘The most consistently funny comedy since One Man, Two Guvnors‘ (★★★★★) The Guardian, it’s ‘A hit, a hit, a hit!’ (★★★★) The Independent and it’s ‘Shakespeare but actually funny‘ (★★★★) Daily Mail.


Upstart Crow is booking until 25 April 2020 at the Gielgud Theatre, London.

Upstart Crow tickets are now available.

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