Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

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Daniel Radcliffe returns to the London stage in a new production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. 50 years after its premiere at the Old Vic Theatre, Tom Stoppard’s Tony Award winning play returns to the same theatre for an anniversary celebration, directed by David Leveaux. Radcliffe takes on the role of Rosencrantz with Joshua McGuire as Guildenstern.

The celebrated play focuses on two minor characters from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, offering the audience the opportunity to see that story from another point of view. Several major characters from Shakespeare’s revered play appear in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and enact snippets from the original play, much to the delight of audiences. Our protagonists seem unaware of the part they play in Hamlet’s story, and find themselves constantly confused by the proceedings.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead debuted in its full form in 1966 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe before making its London premiere at the Old Vic on 11th April 1967. In the 50 years since its first performance it has been seen in several productions in London and New York, 2 radio broadcasts of the play have been performed and a film starring Gary Oldman and Tim Roth was released in 1990.

 

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead Synopsis: 

Set “in the wings” of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, this mind-bending tragicomedy centres on Rosencrantz and Guildenstern and the role they play in Hamlet’s story. Childhood friends of the prince, our hapless heroes find themselves out of their depth in Hamlet’s world, stumbling their way in and out of the main plot. Stoppard’s play is a literary hall of mirrors, an existential labyrinth of a crisis of identity all told with his unique expertise in blending comedy with tragedy.

By: 
Tom Stoppard
Producer: 
The Old Vic
Director: 
David Leveaux
Lighting: 
Howard Harrison
Sound: 
Fergus O'Hare
Design: 
Anna Fleischle
Cast list: 
Daniel Radcliffe (Rosencrantz), Joshua McGuire (Guildenstern), David Haig (The Player), Louisa Beadel (Player), William Chubb (Polonius), Luke Mullins (Hamlet), Marianne Oldham (Gertrude), and Helena Wilson (Ophelia)
Location: 
West End
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead Schedule
Previews from: 
Saturday, 25 February, 2017
Opening date: 
Tuesday, 7 March, 2017
Available from: 
Saturday, 25 March, 2017
Booking to: 
Wednesday, 26 April, 2017
Closes: 
Saturday, 29 April, 2017
MatineeEvening
Monday-7.30pm
Tuesday-7.30pm
Wednesday2.30pm7.30pm
Thursday-7.30pm
Friday-7.30pm
Saturday2.30pm7.30pm
Sunday--

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Latest Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead News & Features

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
First Look at Daniel Radcliffe in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead at the Old Vic

Production photos have been released of Daniel Radcliffe and cast in the Old Vic's 50th anniversary revival of Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead which opens this evening.

Thursday, February 9, 2017
First look at Daniel Radcliffe and Tom Stoppard in rehearsal for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Rehearsal images have been released for the Old Vic Theatre's new production of Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard which returns to The Old Vic in a 50th anniversary celebratory production.

David Haig joins Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
Friday, January 6, 2017
David Haig joins Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

The Old Vic Theatre have announced that David Haig will join the previously announced Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire in their upcoming production of Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead which runs from 25 February 2017 to 29 April, with an official opening night on 7 March 2017.

Monday, October 31, 2016
Daniel Radcliffe returns to the West End following a decade of stage hits

Tickets are now on sale for The Old Vic's upcoming productions in their 2017 season.

Daniel Radcliffe
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Daniel Radcliffe leads new season of plays at the Old Vic

The Old Vic Theatre has released further details today for its 2016-2017 season.

Our Review

Tom Stoppard turns 80 this year -- so it is appropriate that theatreland is celebrating with new productions of two of his earliest successes. His 1974 play Travesties is currently back in the West End at the Apollo Theatre, transferred from the Menier Chocolate Factory. Now his first major success Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead is being revived as well at its original... Read more

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