Apollo Shaftesbury Avenue
Thu 17 Nov 2022
7:30 pm
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Beloved primetime comedy Upstart Crow is given the full West End treatment with this standalone play featuring all your favourite characters. David Mitchell takes to the stage as William Shakespeare in this laugh-out-loud production penned by Ben Elton.
Shakespeare is desperate for a hit and thinks his latest work, King Lear, may be just the ticket. However, with the zany characters loitering around his house, including wannabe actress Kate, puritan physician (and his own son-in-law) John Hall as well as two demanding daughters, Will seems to have plenty to deal with already!
The Upstart Crow was an immediate hit when it first opened in 2020, but its initial run was cut short by the Covid pandemic. Expect this madcap troupe of players to receive the same warm reception when their highly-anticipated return opens at the Apollo Theatre on 23rd September 2022.