About This Show

‘A hit, a hit, an implausible hit!’ (Independent) Ben Elton’s five-star Olivier award-nominated stage production of the critically acclaimed and much adored BBC sitcom UPSTART CROW, returns to the West End stage.

Starring ‘the genius’ (Daily Mail) David Mitchell, will once more don the bald wig and bardish coddling pouch in his iconic characterisation of Will Shakespeare and Gemma Whelan ‘winningly reprises her role’ (Evening Standard) as the sweet and fragrant Kate.

David Mitchell says: “I’m delighted to have the opportunity to bring history’s most famous balding dramatist to the West End via the amazing comic imagination of Ben Elton. Theatre goers can look forward to a comedy steeped in authentic Shakespearean ambience in every way apart from the smell.”

‘Tis 1605 and England’s greatest playwright is in trouble. Will Shakespeare has produced just two plays and desperately needs to maketh a brilliant new show to bolster his reputation and avoid being cast aside by King and country. As time runs out, can Will hold on to his dream of being recognised now and for all time, as indisputably the greatest writer that ever lived?

Running Time 100 minutes plus one interval.

Show Details

Running Time: 2hr 40min (0 intermissions)
Dates: Opening Night: 23 September 2022 Final Performance: 03 December 2022
Location: Apollo Theatre, West End

Shaftesbury Avenue,

West End,

W1D 7ES

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Creatives

Ben Elton Author
Sean Foley Director
Alice Power Design
Alice Power Costume
Tim Mitchell Lighting

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