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  • Jerusalem

    Until Aug 6, 2022

  • Walking With Ghosts

    Sep 6 - 17, 2022

  • Upstart Crow

    Sep 23 - Dec 3, 2022

  • Derren Brown - Showman

    Dec 9, 2022 - Mar 19, 2023

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Jerusalem

Until August 6, 2022

Hailed as the best play of the 21st century, Jez Butterworth's career-making Jerusalem returns to London over a decade after its record-breaking 2009 run. Starring Mark Rylance and Mackenzie Crook, the show's original creative team are back, all the best to recreate the multi-award-winning, era-defining play for a brand new audience.

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Walking With Ghosts

September 6 - 17, 2022

Fresh from a highly acclaimed run in Dublin multi-award-winning actor Gabriel Byrne will be bringing his new one-man play Walking With Ghosts to the Apollo Theatre this autumn. Adapted from his 2021 memoir of the same name and directed by Lonny Price, the solo show lays bare Gabriel's childhood on the outside of Dublin and the people he met there.

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Upstart Crow

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September 23 - December 3, 2022

Forsooth! Direct thine eyeballs hither and rejoice in the knowledge of this all-new theatrical spectacular, starring comedian, actor, and panel show veteran David Mitchell is returning to the West End. Reprising his role as the history's greatest playwright from the sitcom of the same name, Mitchell is joined by returning co-star Gemma Whelan in this venture penned by Ben Elton. Speaking of the transition from screen to stage, he promised that "Theatre-goers can look forward to a comedy steeped in authentic Shakespearean ambiance in every way apart from the smell."

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Derren Brown - Showman

December 9, 2022 - March 19, 2023

The master illusionist is back on the West End ready to stun, thrill and bemuse with his new production Showman. Whilst the details of this exciting new venture remain a closely guarded secret, Brown has revealed that the show will "will ultimately be about you, the audience member, because that's what I find most interesting. There are places I'd like to take the audience where we haven't been before." Knowing what the man has cooked up before, it's likely that Showman will be his most mind-bending live show yet!

Apollo Theatre

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Shaftesbury Avenue 31, London W1D 7ES

  • Year opened: 1901
  • Capacity: 775
  • Merchandise booths
  • Disabled access
  • In-house bar
  • Coat check

The first Edwardian theatre in London owing to the death of Queen Victoria a month before its February 1901 opening, the Apollo has remained a successful theatre ever since.

Originally sitting around 1,200, its inaugural production was the London premiere The Belle of Bohemia which ran for 72 performances. Over the years it has hosted scores of shows that fall under the banner of the four figures carved on its exterior, representing music, poetry, comedy, and dance.

Coming through the war years intact, it survived largely as built until a fateful night in 2013 saw the ceiling collapse during a performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night-Time, which injured 80 audience members and saw the theatre closed for a substantial amount of time. It re-opened in April 2014 with a run of John Tiffany's Let the Right One in and has yet to collapse again.

Top tip for vertigo sufferers - the third tier is considered the steepest in London, so the faint-hearted might benefit from sitting a little closer to the ground!

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