David Mitchell is to make his West End debut in a stage adaptation of BBC sitcom Upstart Crow.
Mitchell will star as William Shakespeare, who he also plays in Ben Elton’s TV series.
Game of Thrones actor Gemma Whelan also stars in the production, which is directed by Sean Foley. Further casting is to be announced.
The adaptation, which is written by Elton, will run at the Gielgud Theatre from February 7, 2020 to April 25. Press night is on February 18.
Mitchell said: “I’m delighted to have the opportunity to bring history’s most famous balding dramatist to the West End via the amazing comic imagination of Ben Elton.
“Theatregoers can look forward to a comedy steeped in authentic Shakespearean ambience in every way apart from the smell.”