Michael Crawford is set to return to the West End in the ‘Go – Between’ in the musical adaptation of the book by LP Hartley. Crawford is probably best known for his role in the TV sitcom ‘Some Mothers do ‘Ave ‘Em’ but theatre fans may know him better as the original Phantom of The Opera.In The ‘Go-Between’, Crawford plays Leo Colston, a man who can no longer hide from the memories of his past. Memories of the gloriously hot summer of 1900 and of his days spent in Norfolk come flooding back.
Spending the holidays with the family of his school friend Marcus in their luxurious country home, the young Leo finds himself acting as the go-between for the beautiful upper-class Marian and tenant-farmer Ted who are embroiled in a forbidden secret love affair.
The innocent Leo gets caught up in the adult atmosphere of deceit and manipulation as he risks everything in this deeply moving coming of age story. The events of that summer and the devastating effects of love denied will shape his life forever.
The ‘Go-Between’ will open at the Apollo Theatre on 27th May and run until 15th October.