The Go-Between

The Go-Between Tickets

Apollo Theatre
West End

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.


Book your The Go-Between tickets, playing at The Apollo Theatre today.

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 Schedule
Opening date: 
Tuesday, 7 June, 2016
Available from: 
Monday, 26 September, 2016
Booking to: 
Saturday, 15 October, 2016
31 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES
Nearest tube:
Piccadilly Circus

Latest The Go-Between News & Features

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
London's West End Summer 2016 Theatre Preview

With June bustin' out all over, we can finally say that summer is officially just around the corner. Whilst you may be dreaming of your summer holidays or fortnight in the sun, it's important to remember that London remains one of the top destinations for foreign visitors, as well as those coming from all over the UK.

Monday, May 16, 2016
Interview with The Go Between composer Richard Taylor

Composer Richard Taylor has suddenly found himself at one of the busiest points in his career. Whilst one musical Flowers For Mrs Harris is preparing to begin previews at the Sheffield Crucible, his earlier musical The Go Between is set to begin previews in London's West End on 27 May, some fifteen years after first being written.

Friday, April 15, 2016
Full cast announced for The Go Between musical

Further casting has been announced for the West End premiere of new British musical The Go Between which will open for previews at the Apollo Theatre in London on 27 May 2016, with an official opening on 7 June 2016.

Our 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... Read more

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