The Upstart Crow

‘A hit, a hit, an implausible hit!’ ( Ben Elton’s five star Olivier award nominated stage production of the critically acclaimed and much adored BBC sitcom THE UPSTART CROW, returns to the West End stage.

Starring ‘the genius’ (Daily Mail) David Mitchell who will once more don the bald wig an d bardish coddling pouch in his iconic characterisation of Will Shakespeare and Gemma Whelan who ‘winningly reprises her role’ (Evening
Standard) 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 chanc es of producing his masterwork?

For a strictly limited season ‘the most consistently funny and expertly staged comedy since One Man Two Guvnors’ ( sets the stage alight once more from 23 September 2022 at the Apollo Theatre.

Duration

2 hours

Times

Thursday 6th October 2022 -  Saturday 3rd December 2022

Location

Apollo Theatre

Shaftesbury Ave, Soho, London W1D 7EZ

Additional Details & FAQ

Access Information

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How Does It Work

Online Check-in will be required for this event

To assist with test and trace the venue are introducing an airline-style check-in.

48 hours before your performance you will receive a pre-visit email with a check-in link from Nimax Theatres
You will be required to confirm that members of your party do not have Covid-19 symptoms - if you cannot confirm this you will be given details on how to exchange (this must be completed no later than 10am on the morning of your performance).
Email address - this will be used to communicate pre-show procedures to you, assist with test and trace and provide e-tickets on completion of check-in.
The venue will only accept E-ticket for admittance
Nimax Theatres will provide you with a contactless e-tickets upon completion of “check-in”.

Cancellation Policy

No exchanges or refunds after purchase.

Where Do I Go

Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7EZ