Casting has now been revealed for the West End return of The Upstart Crow. The stage play enjoyed great sucess in early 2020, but its run was cut short due to the pandemic, now the show returns with same core cast as before although there are some changes…
David Mitchell will be joined by Gemma Whelan as Kate, Helen Monks as Susanna, Rob Rouse as Bottom, Jason Callender as Arragon, Danielle Phillips as Judith and and Reice Weathers as Mr Whiskers.
Although this time Mark Heap, Rachel Summers and Steve Speirs won’t be reprising their roles, instead John Gordon Sinclair joins the cast as Dr John Hall, Gloria Onitiri takes on the role of Desiree, while Stewart Wright completes the new cast as Burbage.
Writer Ben Elton said: “Besides Will and Kate many of the other characters from the TV sitcom feature in this new play. Hilarious Helen Monks is back as Shakespeare’s grumpy daughter Susanna. Top comic Rob Rouse will once again have us laughing at his Bottom! Gotta say, the brilliant new actors who are joining The Upstart Crow for the first time will have to really pull up their puffling pants if they don’t want to get upstaged!”
The production is directed by Sean Foley, with further creative team members to be revealed by the production.
Tickets are available here: https://upstartcrowthecomedy.com/