The Go-Between

The Go-Between

Michael Crawford leads the cast of the new West End musical The Go-Between, a beautiful and touching adaptation of L.P.Hartley’s classic novel.

This glorious new British musical comes triumphantly into the West End following critical acclaim at West Yorkshire Playhouse. Now starring Michael Crawford in his first leading role in a musical for 20 years (having created the title roles in The Phantom of the Opera, and Barnum).

The Go-Between tells a dramatic and moving coming of age story, explored through vibrant music and passionate song. Leo Colston (played by Michael Crawford), reflects on the hot summer of 1900 spent in Norfolk at the country house of his school friend Marcus, and his unwitting role acting as a go-between for the beautiful upper-class Marian (Gemma Sutton, Gyspy) and tenant-farmer Ted (Stuart Ward, Once). Their secret love affair, carried out against the wishes of the formidable Mrs Maudsley (Issy van Randwyck, Fascinating Aida), has devastating effects on those around them and in particular young Leo who will be changed forever.

Don’t miss this sensationally entertaining new musical adaption of the much loved novel The Go-Between, at the Apollo Theatre for 20 weeks only from 27th May.



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Based on the novel by L. P. Hartley. Book by David Wood
Joseph Smith and Bill Kenwright
Roger Haines
Songs by:
Music by Richard Taylor
Cast list:
Michael Crawford (Leo Colston), Stuart Ward (Ted), Gemma Sutton (Marian), Issy Van Randwyck (Mrs Maudsley), Julian Forsyth (Mr Maudsley), Stephen Carlile (Trimingham), Silas Wyatt-Barke (Denys), Jenni Bowden (Stanton/Leo's Mother/Eulalie), John Addison (Henry), Luka Green, William Thompson, Johnny Evans Hutchison, Archie Stevens, Matty Norgren, Samuel Menhinick, Jane Quinn, Jessica Duncan, Robert Traynor, Michael Colbourne
The Go-Between Performance Dates & Times
Opening date: 
Tuesday, 7 June, 2016
Available from: 
Saturday, 15 October, 2016
Booking to: 
Saturday, 15 October, 2016

Apollo Theatre

31 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES
Nearest tube:
Piccadilly Circus

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Our The Go-Between Review

Here's an unambiguously, but not unambitiously, small-scale musical: I hope its infinitely delicate pleasures are not swamped in a West End that craves bigger spectacles. But with Thriller Live playing right next door - and Les Miserables and Motown further up Shaftesbury Avenue - it's a joy to welcome a tender, truthful original British musical to London that isn't made up of old pop hits or... Read more

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