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Award-winning actor Michael Crawford returns to the West End stage in a moving adaptation of L.P. Hartley’s The Go-Between.
With a script by David Wood (Goodnight Mr Tom) and music by Richard Taylor, the story of The Go Between recounts a late-Victorian summer of scorching heat and long days spent on a country estate in Norfolk when young Leo is invited by his well-to-do school friend, Marcus, to spend the summer holidays with his family.
As the older Leo (Crawford) recalls the time spent there, being used as a “go between” delivering letters to and from Marcus’ older sister, Marian, and her forbidden lover, Ted, it brings back startling, tragic memories which, in turn, sculpted his own life there-after.
Michael Crawford became a house-hold name back in the 1970s with his portrayal of the hapless and accident-prone Frank Spencer in the comedy series Some Mother’s Do Have ‘Em. He then went on to star big West End musicals Barnum and, what he is probably best known for, The Phantom of the Opera, surprising an unsuspecting British public with his singing voice. More recently he has appeared as the Wizard in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 2011 revival of The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium.
Where is it?
31 Shaftesbury Avenue
When can I see it?
Previews from : 27th May 2016
Opens : 7th June 2016
Booking to : Now closed
Monday to Saturday at 1930; Wednesday and Saturday at 1430