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The Upstart Crow – A New Comedy by Ben Elton

‘A hit, a hit, an implausible hit!’ (Independent) Ben Elton’s five-star Olivier award-nominated stage production of the critically acclaimed and much adored BBC sitcom UPSTART CROW, returns to the West End stage.

Starring ‘the genius’ (Daily Mail) David Mitchell, will once more don the bald wig and bardish coddling pouch in his iconic characterisation of Will Shakespeare and Gemma Whelan ‘winningly reprises her role’ (Evening Standard) as the sweet and fragrant Kate.

Tis 1605 and England’s greatest playwright is in trouble. Will Shakespeare has produced just two plays and desperately needs to maketh a brilliant new show to bolster his reputation and avoid being cast aside by King and country. 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?

Strictly limited season, book now.

The Apollo Theatre operates with mitigation methods to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. For further information check our COVID-19 secure information page. If you or anyone in your party tests positive for COVID-19 we recommend you stay at home; we operate a 100% exchange guarantee up to 48 hours before your performance. Please contact boxoffice@nimaxtheatres.com and they will assist.

Booking
Friday 23 September – Saturday 3 December

Tickets From
£25
Prices include a £1.50 restoration levy.

Show Times
Monday – Saturday, 7.30pm
Wednesday & Saturday, 2.30pm
Sunday, 3pm

Running Time
2 hrs including 1 interval

Theatre
Apollo Theatre

Age Recommendation
10+

CAST

David Mitchell
Gemma Whelan
A troupe of players

CREATIVES

Ben EltonAuthor
Sean FoleyDirector
Alice PowerSet/Costume Design
Tim MitchellLighting Design
Andy GrahamSound Design

Booking
Friday 23 September – Saturday 3 December

Tickets From
£25
Prices include a £1.50 restoration levy.

Show Times
Monday – Saturday, 7.30pm
Wednesday & Saturday, 2.30pm
Sunday, 3pm

Running Time
2 hrs including 1 interval

Theatre
Apollo Theatre

Age Recommendation
10+

The Apollo Theatre 

Box Office Opening Hours – 12pm – 8pm (on performance days)

Email: boxoffice@nimaxtheatres.com
Phone: 0330 333 4809
Web: www.nimaxtheatres.com

HOW TO GET THERE

The Apollo Theatre is located on Shaftesbury Avenue, near to Piccadilly Circus in London’s West End. Below you can find information on how to get to the theatre and a map showing the location of the venue.

If you’re driving into the West End to see a show, take advantage of Q-Park’s Theatreland Parking Scheme. Save 50% off parking with Q-Park (after 12pm and for up to 4 hours). To qualify, simply present your Q-Park car park ticket for validation at our box office and the car park machine will automatically charge you half price.  For details of locations and prices please visit Q-Park’s website.

Address
Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7EZ.

Parking
Q-Park – Chinatown, Newport Place

Public Transportation
Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo, Piccadilly)

Bus Routes
1, 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 55, 176