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    The Upstart Crow brings the hit TV comedy to the West End, starring David Mitchell as Shakespeare in a witty, laugh-out-loud performance.

    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.

    Sorry this show closed 03 December 2022, we recommend these similar productions.

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

    mihaelam's avatar
    mihaelam 16 Nov 2022

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

    katiel16's avatar
    katiel16 Top 10 reviewer 11 Nov 2022

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

    katiel16's avatar
    katiel16 Top 10 reviewer 11 Nov 2022

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

    katiel16's avatar
    katiel16 Top 10 reviewer 11 Nov 2022

    Absolutely hilarious from start to finish. All the actors are brilliant and David Mitchell is an... More

    jamesw717's avatar
    jamesw717 21 Oct 2022

    Very good show, at least as good as the TV series. A typical farce where the entangled story get... More

    daves3's avatar
    daves3 14 Nov 2022
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