"A haunting new British musical"
-The Stage-

"Enthralling, beautifully textured"
-The Independent-

"A touching tale of lost promise"
-The Daily Mail-

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About the show

Legendary Olivier and Tony Award-winning actor Michael Crawford returned to the West End for the first time since his appearance in The Wizard of Oz. The musical theatre star is currently leading the premiere of new British musical, The Go-Between, which opened at the Apollo Theatre on June 7th 2016.

A tale of illicit passion and secrecy, The Go-Between played several successful runs at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, the Royal & Derngate and Derby Live, earning the award for Best Musical Production at the Theatre Awards UK.

The Go-Between is based on L. P. Hartley’s 1953 novel of the same name, following the story of the elderly Leo Colston who accidentally rediscovers past memories which he had long since forgotten. Remembering hot summers back in 1900, Leo recalls his days spent in Norfolk with the family of his school friend, Marcus. When a young Leo becomes the go-between for a doomed love affair between upper-class Marion and farmer Ted, he does not realise that his life will be shaped forever. Trapped in an adult world of secrets, lies and illicit passion, Leo watches the moments unfold.

With a book by beloved children’s dramatist David Wood, who is known for West End favourites The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Goodnight Mister Tom, as well as a score by Whistle Down The Wind’s Richard Taylor, The Go-Between has become yet another musical treat.

Recently appearing as the Wizard in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Wizard of Oz, Michael Crawford has extensive stage and screen credits. Best-known for his roles in Barnum and The Phantom of the Opera, Crawford has received countless awards, including an Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical, a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award and Critics Circle Award. He became a household name after playing the chaotic and clumsy Frank in Some Mother’s Do ‘Ave ‘Em.

The Go-Between opened at the Apollo Theatre on 7th June 2016 and is the perfect chance to see Crawford in his element.

Who Should See It?

Recommended for ages 8 and up. Fans of British musicals such as the upcoming Mrs Henderson Presents, as well as beloved classic Goodnight Mister Tom will enjoy this adapted tale.

Playing at

Apollo Theatre
Shaftesbury Avenue
Seating Plan

Apollo Theatre seating plan

Booking period

27th May 2016

29th Nov 2021

15th Oct 2016

Running time

2 hours 20 minutes (including interval)


Suitable for all ages