Upstart Crow heads to the West End

David Mitchell and Gemma Whelan will lead the cast of a new stage production based on Ben Elton’s BBC Two comedy Upstart Crow.

Adapted by Elton and directed by Sean Foley, the piece will star Mitchell (who makes his West End debut) alongside his TV co-star Whelan.

Mitchell said: “I’m delighted to have the opportunity to bring history’s most famous balding dramatist to the West End via the amazing comic imagination of Ben Elton. Theatre goers can look forward to a comedy steeped in authentic Shakespearean ambience in every way apart from the smell.”

The play will run at the Gielgud Theatre from 7 February to 25 April.

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