The Upstart Crow – A New Comedy by Ben Elton Tickets

Apollo Theatre, London

‘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.

Apollo Theatre

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You can find the Apollo Theatre on Shaftsbury Avenue right in the heart of the West End. The theatre can be accessed by Leicester Square, Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus tube stations. It is also serviced by many bus routes, plus rail links via Charing Cross Station on the Strand.

The theatre is on main bus routes that run down Shaftsbury Avenue, around Piccadilly Circus and Charing Cross Road including 14,19, 22B, 38,53,88,94,159.

It is within the Congestion Charge Zone (7am until 6pm). The nearest car parks are Denman St and Brewer Street Car Park and Masterpark - Chinatown, Newport Place.

If you use the Q-Park scheme in conjunction with London theatres you could get a reduction of up to 50% on parking in the West End. Nearest participating car park can be found in Poland St, Soho.

Piccadilly Tube 0.2 miles 1 minute walk
Leicester Square Tube 0.3 miles 6 minute walk
Oxford Circus Tube 0.5 miles 10 minute walk
Charing Cross Tube and Mainline Station 0.6 miles 12 minutes


The Apollo Theatre
Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 7ES

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Until December 03, 2022
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‘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.

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