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    The critically acclaimed BBC sitcom Upstart Crow is making its way to West End with a delightful production starring David Mitchell.

    Why Watch Upstart Crow

    Upstart Crow is a brand new stage adaptation of the historic BBC sitcom of the same name. Written by Ben Elton, the play marks David Mitchell's West End debut. Mitchell and his co-star Gemma Whelan reprise their roles from the TV series as Will Shakespeare and Kate respectively. The hilarious play is set in 1605 when Shakespeare had only written All's Well That Ends Well and Measure for Measure and chronicles his struggles to write his big hit. If you are looking for a light-hearted comedy with a crazy plot and outstanding performances, Upstart Crow is the show for you.

    The Story

    The play begins in the year 1605. Will Shakespeare, a promising playwright, whose last two plays were ridiculed by King James. Desperate for a new play to bolster his reputation and avoid the King's wrath, Shakespeare finds more trouble at home! His landlord's daughter, Kate, wants to become an actor, his own daughters are running amok and an old waif and stray have taken refuge in his house. With a personal life that's more eventful and dramatic than any play he could dream up, Shakespeare finds it increasingly difficult to put pen to paper. Will be able to overcome his family woes and fulfill his destiny of being the greatest playwright of all time or will he crumble under pressure and never write his masterpiece. Watch the outright hilarious Upstart Crow and find out!

    Good for

    Fans of comedy | Shakespeare | Satire

    Cancellation policy

    These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

    Ratings & Reviews

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    5/5

    Mar, 2020

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    Jan, 2020

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    Glennie Korsane

    Glennie

    4/5

    Jan, 2020

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    Lærke Nørkjær Mose

    Lærke

    5/5

    Jan, 2020

    Prices were good and the service was solid.

    Show Details

    Opening Date: 07 Feb, 2020
    Closing Date: 25 Apr, 2020

    Show Timings

    Monday 7:30 PM
    Tuesday 7:30 PM
    Wednesday 2:30 PM, 7:30 PM
    Thursday 7:30 PM
    Friday 7:30 PM
    Saturday 2:30 PM, 7:30 PM

    Leading Roles
    David Mitchell as Will Shakespeare
    Gemma Whelan as Kate

    Directed By
    Sean Foley

    Written By
    Ben Elton

    Additional Info

    Duration
    2h with 1 interval

    Audience
    As an advisory to adults who might bring young people, children under the age of 3 will not be admitted into the theatre.
    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

    Available Facilities
    Assistive listening system
    Cloakroom
    Bar
    Guide dogs
    Adapted toilets

    Seating
    The Gielgud Theatre has 986 seats

    Dress Code
    Smart and casual wear is recommended. Carry a few layers; the theatre is air-conditioned through the year and can get a bit chilly.

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