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The Upstart Crow review - authentically Shakespearean right down to the puffling pants

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Gielgud theatre, London
David Mitchell is engaging and confident as Ben Elton brings his hit TV sitcom to the stage - it's the definite article Audiences unfamiliar with British TV will wonder why every entrance in the opening scenes of The Upstart Crow wins applause, a courtesy usually reserved for movie stars on stage. The reason is that most characters and actors are familiar from Ben Elton's sitcom, Upstart Crow (2016-18), in which William Shakespeare's playwriting career is blighted by resentful relatives, subversive servants and royal whim.
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Sitcom Will's stage debut no error of comedy: LUKE JONES David Mitchell's The Upstart Crow

Sitcom Will's stage debut no error of comedy: LUKE JONES David Mitchell's The Upstart Crow

1 month ago   |   By Daily Mail

LUKE JONES: This is Ben Elton's brilliant TV sitcom The Upstart Crow, revived, elongated and made flesh for the stage. The show follows Will Shakespeare, played by the genius wit David Mitchell.
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