Upstart Crow

Upstart Crow

Show type: Theatre

Ben Elton brings his critically acclaimed and much adored BBC sitcom Upstart Crow to its natural home, the stage, with an all-new comic play set to delight London’s West End. Starring David Mitchell, once more donning the bald wig and bardish coddling pouch in his iconic characterisation of Will Shakespeare and Gemma Whelan as the sweet and fragrant Kate.

‘Tis 1605 and England’s greatest playwright is in trouble. Will Shakespeare has produced just two plays; Measure for Measure, which according to King James was incomprehensible bollingbrokes by any measure, and All’s Well That End’s Well which didn’t even end well.

Will desperately needs to maketh a brilliant new play to bolster his reputation and avoid being cast aside by King and country. But Will’s personal life is encountering more dramatic twists and turns than any theatrical story he can conjure. How the futtock can a Bard be expected to find a plot for a play whilst his daughters run amok and his house is used as refuge for any old waif and stray.

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, or will family woes thwart Will’s chances of producing his masterwork?

Upcoming Dates

Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020
Venue: Gielgud Theatre
Price: £23 to £97.75
Show starts: 19:30 (Doors open approx 30 mins earlier)

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Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020
Venue: Gielgud Theatre
Price: £23 to £97.75
Show starts: 14:30 (Doors open approx 30 mins earlier)

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Date: Thu 23 Apr 2020
Venue: Gielgud Theatre
Price: £23 to £97.75
Show starts: 19:30 (Doors open approx 30 mins earlier)

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Date: Fri 24 Apr 2020
Venue: Gielgud Theatre
Price: £23 to £97.75
Show starts: 19:30 (Doors open approx 30 mins earlier)

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Date: Sat 25 Apr 2020
Venue: Gielgud Theatre
Price: £23 to £97.75
Show starts: 19:30 (Doors open approx 30 mins earlier)

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Upstart Crow in the West End

With the Only Fools musical and now Upstart Crow, are sitcoms slowly taking over London’s West End? But while Ben Elton’s Shakespearean comedy…
18/02/2020

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