The Upstart Crow

Author(s): Ben Elton

The Upstart Crow opened at the Gielgud Theatre in February 2020. Then COVID hit and theatres were forced to close for the first lockdown.

Now, one plague and an Olivier Award nomination later, this all-new comedy is back, starring David Mitchell, who will resume his West End debut in Ben Elton’s stage adaptation of the critically acclaimed BBC TV sitcom. Rejoining Mitchell on stage will be Gemma Whelan (DI Ray, Game of Thrones, Gentleman Jack) as the sweet and fragrant Kate, along with a troupe of players to be announced.

Directed by Sean Foley, The Upstart Crow will see Mitchell once more don the bald wig and bardish coddling pouch in his characterisation of Will Shakespeare.


Apollo Theatre, London