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Upstart Crow Tickets - Gielgud Theatre

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Upstart Crow

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Ben Elton's much adored and critically acclaimed BBC sitcom UPSTART CROW finally finds its way to what is surely its natural home, live on stage at the Gielgud Theatre to delight London’s West End from February 7th 2020.

David Mitchell, once more dons the bald wig and bardish coddling pouch in his hilarious and iconic characterisation of William Shakespeare and Gemma Whelan stars as the sweet and fragrant Kate.

The scene is set in the year 1605, and England’s greatest playwright finds himself in big trouble. William Shakespeare has produced a total of just two plays; 'Measure for Measure', which in the view of King James was a load of completely incomprehensible bollingbrokes by any measure you like, and 'All’s Well That End’s Well' which really didn’t end well at all. What Will desperately needs is to maketh a brand new play that is good enough to bolster his reputation and avoid him being cast aside by both King and country, but at the same time, his personal life is encountering more drama than any theatrical story he can conjure up.

Exactly how the futtock is a Bard to be expected to find a decent storyline for a play whilst his daughters are running amok and his own house is being used as a refuge for any old waif and stray. Time is fast running out.  Can Will hold on to his life long dream of being recognised both now and for all time, as indisputably the greatest playwright that ever lived, or will his family woes thwart his chances of finally producing his masterwork?

Gielgud Theatre

35 Shaftesbury Avenue



Take the Bakerloo or Piccadilly line to Piccadilly Circus station and exit onto Shaftesbury Avenue. The theatre is approximately 5 minutes walk.

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