Legendary stage and screen actor Michael Crawford is making a welcome return to the West End, with the première of a new British musical, The Go-Between. Opening with previews on May 27th, The Go-Between will play at the Apollo Theatre London from June 7th 2016.
Previously running at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, the Royal & Derngate and Derby Live, The Go-Between has received Best Musical Production at the Theatre Awards UK. Featuring a new score by Richard Taylor (Whistle Down the Wind) and a book by beloved children’s dramatist David Wood (Goodnight Mister Tom), this promises to be a hit. In 1970, The Go-Between was made into a film starring Michael Redgrave.
Based on L. P. Hartle’s 1953 novel, The Go-Between follows the story of elderly man, Leo Colston, who unintentionally unlocks memories of his past, which he had long since left behind. Snapshots of a particularly hot summer in 1900 appear, along with his days spent in Norfolk. When a young Leo spends the holidays with the family of his friend Marcus, he is plunged into an adult world of deceit and illicit passion. Leo becomes trapped in a doomed love affair between upper-class Marian and farmer Ted, acting as the go-between. Soon, he realises that this has shaped his life forever.
Michael Crawford returns to the West End for the first time since his performance in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium in 2012. Crawford is best-known for playing Frank in Some Mother’s Do ‘Ave ‘Em, as well as for creating the titular role In Barnum, for which he won the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical. His iconic performance as the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera also earned him a Tony Award, Drama Desk and Critics Circle Award. In 1986, he received an OBE from the Queen.
The Go-Between is set to open at the Apollo Theatre on June 7th 2016. Don’t miss out on this chance to see Crawford back on stage!
|27 May - 15 Oct 2016||Apollo Theatre||Book
The Go Between is running from the 27th May until 15th October 2016 at The Apollo Theatre, located on Shaftesbury Avenue, near to Piccadilly Circus in London’s West End. Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES.
|Michael Crawford||Leo Colston|