Upstart Crow Tickets

Comedy

Gielgud Theatre
Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6AR

 UPSTART CROW hits the stage at the Gielgud Theatre.
Monday - 19:30
Tuesday - 19:30
Wednesday 14:30 19:30
Thursday - 19:30
Friday - 19:30
Saturday 14:30 19:30
Sunday - -
  • Running Time: TBC
  • Preview From: Fri, 7 February 2020
  • Booking Until: Sat, 25 April 2020
Ben Elton brings his critically acclaimed and much adored BBC sitcom UPSTART CROW to its natural home, the stage, with an all-new comic play set to delight London's West End.

Starring David Mitchell, once more donning the bald wig and bardish coddling pouch in his iconic characterisation of Will Shakespeare and Gemma Whelan as the sweet and fragrant Kate.

'Tis 1605 and England's greatest playwright is in trouble. Will Shakespeare has produced just two plays; Measure for Measure, which according to King James was incomprehensible bollingbrokes by any measure, and All's Well That Ends Well which didn't even end well. Will desperately needs to maketh a brilliant new play to bolster his reputation and avoid being cast aside by King and country. But Will's personal life is encountering more dramatic twists and turns than any theatrical story he can conjure. How the futtock can a Bard be expected to find a plot for a play whilst his daughters run amok and his house is used as refuge for any old waif and stray. 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, or will family woes thwart Will's chances of producing his masterwork?

Strictly limited season from 7th February 2020 at the Gielgud Theatre.

Tickets + Meal Packages

Belgian
Tickets with Dinner at Belgo Soho

29-31 Old Compton St, London, W1D 5JR

Modern European
British
Nordic
Tickets with Dinner at Aquavit London

St James 's Market 1 Carlton Street SW1Y 4QQ

Gielgud Theatre

Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6AR

View Seating Plan

Access description: One 10cm step up into the foyer, through swing doors. Box Office on the right. There is a sofa in the foyer. Handrails on both sides of staircases. All steps are highlighted. Dress Circle up 3 steps (2 steep steps between rows). Ramp available to give level access to front of Dress Circle. 20 steps down to the Stalls and 30 up to the Upper Circle from an entrance on Shaftesbury Avenue to the right of the main foyer entrance. The upper circle also has two steep steps between each row.

Sound Amplification: Sennheiser infra-red system with 15 headsets + 2 which attach tp haring aides – collect your headsets from the cloakroom: name and address required. The best reception is in the front area of all levels of the auditorium. Induction loop at the Box Office.

Guide Dogs: Guide dogs are permitted inside the auditorium. Alternatively, staff are happy to dog-sit for 2 guide dogs per performance.

Disabled Access: Entrance to the auditorium is through the third side EXIT door on Rupert Street. Ask a member of staff to open this for you. One 12cm step up to the front of the Dress Circle. Venue suitable for scooters. B5 + B30 are wheelchair spaces. Companions to be seated in B6 + B29. Seats on the end of row B also act as transfer seats.

Toilets: 16 steps up to the women's and men's from the foyer. There are toilets situated on all levels of the auditorium.

Disabled Toilets: Adapted toilet in foyer near the bar