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London theatre review: The Upstart Crow

This is a marvellous mash-up of the scholarly and totally ridiculous, performed by some of Britain's finest comedians and comedy actors.

Jack Hudson, London Theatre Direct, 21st February 2020

David Mitchell steals the show in the Upstart Crow

Less highbrow than The Globe, less lowbrow than a panto, the Upstart Crow is without a doubt one of this year's top productions.

Hari Mountford, Londonist, 21st February 2020

Upstart Crow, Gielgud Theatre review

The script is non-stop gags, Shakespeare in-jokes and some gloriously anachronistic lines.

Veronica Lee, The Arts Desk, 18th February 2020

Review: Upstart Crow in the West End

With the Only Fools musical and now Upstart Crow, are sitcoms slowly taking over London's West End?

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 18th February 2020

Theatre review: The Upstart Crow, Gielgud Theatre, W1

Ben Elton has never been the coolest of comedians but he has always known how to craft a joke and The Upstart Crow is crammed with them. It is not just funny, it is futtocking funny.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 18th February 2020

The Upstart Crow review

The prime market for this stage version of the popular TV series will inevitably be those who are already diehard fans of the show and / or the multi-talented David Mitchell, making his belated West End debut. They will not be disappointed.

Philip Fisher, British Theatre Guide, 18th February 2020

Review: The Upstart Crow (Gielgud Theatre)

Ben Elton's comedy makes the jump from TV screens to the West End stage, starring David Mitchell.

Sarah Crompton, What's On Stage, 18th February 2020

The Upstart Crow review at Gielgud Theatre

The stage version of Ben Elton's Shakespeare sitcom is elevated by a fantastic comedy cast.

Tim Bano, The Stage, 18th February 2020