The Upstart Crow

The Upstart Crow tickets

At Gielgud Theatre for a limited time.

Tickets from £15. No fees on selected tickets!

Starring David Mitchell as William Shakespeare.
Reviews: 4.9/5

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David Mitchell makes his West End theatre debut in Ben Elton's stage adaptation of the much loved BBC sitcom, Upstart Crow. See David’s iconic characterisation of William Shakespeare in this hilarious new London play. Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones and Gentleman Jack) stars alongside David as the sweet Kate.

‘Tis 1605 and Will desperately needs to maketh a great new play to boost his reputation. But his personal life has more drama than any story he can imagine. How the futtock can a Bard be expected to find a plot for a play whilst his daughters run amok and his home is used as refuge for any old waif.

Can William hold on to his dream of being recognised as the greatest writer that ever lived, or will family troubles stop him producing his masterwork?

Book your tickets now and look forward to a comedy immersed in Shakespearean ambience in every way apart from the smell!

★★★★★ ‘The most consistently funny comedy since One Man Two Guvnors.’ The Guardian
★★★★ ‘A hit, a hit, an implausible hit!’ The Independent

Cast includes: David Mitchell (William Shakespeare), Gemma Whelan (Kate), Jason Callender (Arragon), Helen Monks (Susanna), Mark Heap (Dr John Hall), Rachel Summers (Desiree) and more.
Director: Sean Foley

Venue: Gielgud Theatre
Address: Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6AR
Nearest station: Piccadilly Circus

Running time: 2 hours and 15 minutes (includes a 15 minute interval)
Age information: Everyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by and sat next to the accompanying adult. They can’t sit on their own within the theatre. If children do have separate seats you could be refused entry.
Performances: Monday - Saturday 7.30pm, Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm. Show runs until 25th April 2020.

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Other info: Latecomers may not be admitted. No refunds or exchanges after booking. The management reserves the right to change the cast at any time. The venue may conduct bag searches.

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