David Mitchell — the curmudgeon's hero, husband to the supremely cool Victoria Cohen-Mitchell, and creator of the most bone-shakingly hilarious neurotic in telly history (NSFW) — is about to make his stage debut. As William Shakespeare, no less.
Upstart Crow, at Gielgud Theatre in the West End in February 2020, see Mitchell reprise his role from the popular BBC Two sitcom of the same name. This all-new adaptation, written by Ben Elton specifically for the stage, sees Mitchell's Bard of Avon struggling with familial woes and a serious case of writer's block, as he struggles to produce a play worthy of the new Stuart king.
Gemma Whelan, who Game of Thrones fans will know as Yara Greyjoy, co-stars as Shakespeare's assistant, and the show is directed by Olivier Award-winner Sean Foley. A strictly limited run is planned, so get your tickets now if you fancy a theatrical dose of Shakespearean silliness.
Upstart Crow, 7 February- 25 April 2020 at Gielgud Theatre (Shaftesbury Avenue). Tickets start at £15 and can be bought here.