Full casting has been announced for the stage adaptation of hit BBC show ‘Upstart Crow’.
Joining the previously announced David Mitchell and Gemma Whelan will be Helen Monks (Raised by Wolves) as Susanna, Rob Rouse (Grownups) as Bottom and Steve Speirs (Stella) as Burbage. Mark Heap (Friday Night Dinner) will play a new character, Dr John Hall.
Also joining the cast is Danielle Phillips (Ready Player One), Jason Callender (Shadow and Bone) and Rachel Summers (This Islands Mine).
Writer Ben Elton said: “Besides Will and Kate many of the other characters from the TV sitcom feature in this new play and I’m delighted that they will all be played by the original actors.”
Directed by Sean Foley, the full creative team for the show is still to be announced.
This all-new comedy – written especially for the stage – will see David Mitchell once more don the bald wig and bardish coddling pouch in his iconic characterisation of Will Shakespeare.
David Mitchell says: “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.”
‘Upstart Crow’ will run at the Gielgud Theatre from 7th February to 25th April.