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    British comedy at its finest, forsooth!

    Ben Elton’s brilliant historical romp, described by The Guardian as ‘The most consistently funny comedy since One Man Two Guvnors’, is back in the West End for a strictly limited 10-week season. The Upstart Crow brings the hit sitcom to life on stage in a laugh-out-loud farce that is not to be missed.

    British comedy legend David Mitchell (Peep Show, That Mitchell and Webb Look) plays William Shakespeare in an earlier stage of his writing career. He is desperate for a hit, and finds plenty of inspiration from the zany characters around him – including wannabe actress Kate, his own demanding daughters and the puritan physician John Hall.

    Gemma Whelan will be joining the cast again as Kate, following her warm reception in the original 2020 run. The other players are yet to be announced, but expect a fine troupe of UK comedy talent. Creative powerhouse Ben Elton writes the script, which he assures is a standalone work and not simply an adaptation of the popular sitcom.

    Book The Upstart Crow tickets for a guaranteed night of big laughs this Autumn. It’s a mad-cap cavalcade of Shakespearian shenanigans.

    Performance dates: 01 Dec 2022 - 03 Dec 2022

    Running time: 2 hours (including an interval)

    Age recommendation: Best for age 10+

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    Latest Audience Reviews

    The show is intelligent, witty and funny. I found the sounds too loud and the speed of talking to... More

    mihaelam 16 Nov 2022

    The show is intelligent, witty and funny. I found the sounds too loud and the speed of talking too fast - but English is not my mother language. My biggest disappointment was that an understudy replaced Gemma Whelan. The understudy was very good but I think that seeing Gemma last season in this play, was my main reason to go to this show.

    mihaelam 16 Nov 2022

    Just so clever and so funny. Elton intertwines various Shakespearian plots (Othello, Lear, Twelft... More

    katiel16 Top 10 reviewer11 Nov 2022

    Just so clever and so funny. Elton intertwines various Shakespearian plots (Othello, Lear, Twelfth Night, Romeo & Juliet etc) and numerous additional Shakespearian reference with today's world of gender/ID politics etc. The clever bit is that he does it generally without judgement, allowing the audience to laugh 9rather than disagree with any poistion taken). The more Shakespeare you know, the more references you will spot. But even a Shakespeare novice will be laughing throughout.

    katiel16 Top 10 reviewer11 Nov 2022

    Exceptional night out. The lines come so quickly, littered with Shakespeare quotes and references... More

    katiel16 Top 10 reviewer11 Nov 2022

    Exceptional night out. The lines come so quickly, littered with Shakespeare quotes and references, so you need to plug in your Shakespeare brain before curtain up. Seriously hilarious - from stupid humour (dancing bear) slapstick etc, to high brow wit, to observational humour on life then and now. Topical laughs too.

    katiel16 Top 10 reviewer11 Nov 2022

    David Mitchell gets to do His Lear - what's not to like. Slight disappointment with an understudy... More

    katiel16 Top 10 reviewer11 Nov 2022

    David Mitchell gets to do His Lear - what's not to like. Slight disappointment with an understudy instead of Gemma Whelan, but she was very good so, no matter. Lots of laughing to be had. Brilliant night out.

    katiel16 Top 10 reviewer11 Nov 2022
    rikkiONshow Top 10 reviewer18 Dec 2022
    samanthaw19 04 Jan 2023
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