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THE UPSTART CROW

Gielgud Theatre, London

THE UPSTART CROW

Gielgud Theatre

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The Gielgud Theatre can be found in the heart of the West End, right in the middle of London’s effervescent Soho district. Therefore it is within easy reach of all major transport links including buses, tube stations, taxis (and even rickshaws).

There is a plethora of quality pubs, bars and restaurants for all tastes and requirements and visitors are recommended they visit the colourful quarter of Chinatown; right on the doorstep of this historic venue.

Bus routes: 14, 19, 38


It is within the Congestion Charge Zone (7am until 6pm). The nearest car park is the Q Park Chinatown Car Park (20 Newport Place, WC2H 7PR).


Charing Cross - tube and mainline (8 minutes’ walk)


Piccadilly (1 minute walk)
Leicester Square (5 minutes’ walk)



Gielgud Theatre
33 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 6AR

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GIELGUD THEATRE
Booking Period  Booking Period
Until April 25, 2020
Cast Update  Cast Update
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?
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