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The Upstart Crow

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2 hrs 20 mins

This adaptation of Ben Elton's BBC smash hit sitcom about Shakespeare makes its way to London's Apollo Theatre, for a limited run. With Will being urged to create a new play to avoid being cast away by his King and country, his personal life encountering dramatic twists and turns, and his house being used for refuge, can will hold onto his dream of being recognized forever?

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The Upstart Crow makes its way to Apollo Theatre following a successful run at West End's Gielgud Theatre. This critically acclaimed sitcom is an adaptation of Ben Elton's BBC, smash-hit sitcom about Shakespeare. This limited run production features David Mitchell who reprised his role from the sitcom as William Shakespeare. Gemma Whelan has reprised her role from the TV show as aspiring actress Kate. Known for her role in Game of Thrones and the Crown, these two brilliant actors have been directed by Sean Foley.

Tis has been made extremely clear that Will has to maketh a brilliant new play, in order to bolster and preserve his reputation. This new play would keep him in the good books of his country and his King. But, his personal life seems to be coming in the way. With him encountering more dramatic twists and turns than any theatrical story can conjure, how the futtock is a Bard expected to find a plot for a play? His daughters are running amok and his house is being used as a refuge for any old waif or stray while his time is running out. Can Will hold onto his dream of being recognized all the time as the greatest writer that ever lived, or will his family woes thwarts his ambition and capability of producing a masterpiece? Book The Upstart Crow tickets now to know more!

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Shakespeare Lovers | History Buffs | Limited Run Fans

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Show Details

Genre: Play

Duration: 2 hr 20 min inc interval

Audience: 10+

No. of Shows: ~8

Opening Date: 23 Sep 2022

Closing Date: 03 Dec 2022

Theatre Name: Apollo Theatre

Theatre Facilities: In-house bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Comfort Cooling System, Cloakroom

Dress Code: Smart casual

Cast & Crew

Direction by Sean Foley

Written by Ben Elton

David Mitchell as William Shakespeare

Gemma Whelan as Kate

Additional Tips

  • The play is recommended for children above the age of 10.

  • All persons under the age of 16 must be accompanied by and sat next to the accompanying adult. They may not sit on their own within the auditorium.

  • If children do have separate seats you could be refused entry. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

  • Keep in mind, most theatres are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly. Bring along a light jacket if needed.

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  • You will be contacted by the theatre 48 hours before the performance with instructions on how to check in and retrieve your e-ticket.

  • This delivery method is a part of the theatre's COVID-19 Secure measures and allows staggered arrival times to be advised on your ticket should this be considered necessary.

  • If you do not receive your e-tickets, please contact 0330 333 4815 or boxoffice@nimaxtheatres.com.

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