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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?

‘The most consistently funny comedy since One Man Two Guvnors.’ ★★★★★ The Guardian
‘A hit, a hit, an implausible hit!’ ★★★★ The Independent
‘Elton’s brilliant Upstart Crow is Jacobean satire straight out of the Blackadder playbook’ ★★★★ Daily Mail
‘This play deserves love lavished upon it. It is hard to resist the delirious silliness. Entirely captivating’ ★★★★ What’s On Stage
‘The laughter is communal and continual. Just the hey nonny-nonny nonsense the doctor ordered’ ★★★★ The Telegraph
‘A terrific Shakespeare spoof’ ★★★★ The Arts Desk

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Fiona
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23 Feb 2020

An amazing time both topical and classic great fun Thank you Mr Whiskers it takes skill to steal a show from these performers

Fiona
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23 Feb 2020

An amazing time both topical and classic great fun Thank you Mr Whiskers it takes skill to steal a show from these performers

Tracey Brookman
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23 Feb 2020

Loved the TV series but the stage show went to another level. All actors were great. Unique script with lots of laughs. Gielgud Theatre as always as excellent.

Mr & Mrs Stringer
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23 Feb 2020

We had a wonderful afternoon at the show. So cleverly written and delivered by the actors. Lots of laughter throughout. Not you like the TV series you will love this show.

George
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23 Feb 2020

Laugh. I laughed so hard I hurt myself. Brilliant script fantastic acting wonderful atmosphere I do not believe i could have enjoyed a trip to shaftesbury Avenue more than i did.

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7th Feb - 5th April 2020

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Shaftesbury Avenue

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