Upstart Crow tickets: Why all the world’s a stage with David Mitchell
First on our screens in 2016 to commemorate William Shakespeare’s work, don’t miss the hotly-anticipated stage adaptation of Upstart Crow at the Gielgud Theatre. With a brand new script, as well as David Mitchell reprising his televised performance as the Bard, it’s set to be one of the stand-out shows of the year
Upstart Crow tickets at the Gielgud Theatre
It’s based on a television show
What’s one thing that Only Fools and Horses and Upstart Crow have in common? They’re both based on hit BBC television shows! Originally commissioned to celebrate Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary, Upstart Crow received its televised premiere on 9th May 2016, with critics praising the blend of history and comedy in the Shakespearean-inspired show. The television show ran for three seasons, with each episode title referencing a Shakespeare play. Set in the late sixteenth-century and beyond, the television show saw Shakespeare struggling to find a new idea, with Upstart Crow as a continuation of where the third series left off. So, if you were a fan of the television series, you’ll want to book Upstart Crow tickets to find out what happened next.
There’s a new script by Ben Elton
Having written the scripts for the television show, Ben Elton returns to the world of William Shakespeare to write a brand new story for the stage adaptation of Upstart Crow. A comedian, novellist and scriptwriter, Ben Elton has written books for numerous West End productions including We Will Rock You, Love Never Dies with Andrew Lloyd Webber and plays including Gasping, Silly Cow and Popcorn. For television, Elton’s works include three series of Blackadder, taking over writing duties from Rowan Atkinson.
Don’t miss David Mitchell make his West End debut
Best known as one half of comedy duo Mitchell and Webb, see David Mitchell lead the cast of Upstart Crow as he reprises the role of William Shakespeare in the stage adaptation. On television, he can also be seen as a team captain opposite Lee Mack on BBC’s Would I Lie To You? as well as the critically-acclaimed Peep Show.
Also returning to Upstart Crow for the stage adaptation, Gemma Whelan reprises the role of Kate. Having played Yara Greyjoy Game of Thrones, she’s also appeared in the Pinter at the Pinter season opposite Danny Dyer and Martin Freeman.
After starring in the television series, Mark Heap appears in the production as a brand new character, Dr John Hall, with Helen Monks as Susanna, Rob Rouse as Bottom, Steve Speirs as Richard Burbage.
The Upstart Crow cast is completed by Danielle Phillips as Judith, Rachel Summers as Desiree and Jason Callender as Arragon. With such a high calibre cast, make sure you catch them in action with Upstart Crow tickets.
Sean Foley directs
With two Oliver Awards and a Tony Award nomination under his belt for his direction of comedy plays, Upstart Crow is in safe hands as Sean Foley directs the show. He’s no stranger to directing British comedy talent, recently working with Stephen Mangan in The Man in the White Suit at the Wyndham’s, as well as Lee Mack, Griff Rhys Jones and Mathew Horne in an adaptation of Molière’s The Miser at the Garrick.
Foley won his two Olivier Awards for the 1999 play Do You Come Here Often, winning best entertainment and the 2001 play The Play What I Wrote.
One of Britain’s finest theatre directors, you’re guaranteed to see a show that packs fun and laughter into every minute, and with some of the country’s funniest actors in Upstart Crow, you’ll be smiling the whole way through the show!
Celebrate Shakespeare in the heart of London
All year round, there’s either a play written by William Shakespeare or representations of Shakespeare and his stories in the West End. As well as these William Shakespeare classics, Upstart Crow celebrates the Bard’s life and career in spectacular style, with plenty of in-jokes to listen out for, so you’ll want to book Upstart Crow tickets and see how many you can spot. Although Upstart Crow is a contemporary production that’s inspired by early seventeenth-century England, why not vote for your favourite tragedy and favourite comedy by William Shakespeare with us?
It’s only on for 12 weeks
With a limited engagement from 7th February to 25th April 2020, you’ll want to get ahead of the crowd and book Upstart Crow tickets as soon as possible! It’s set to be one of the hit comedies of the year, bringing the best of British talent and creative teams together, so you’ll definitely have to make sure you catch this hilarious show at the Gielgud Theatre.