Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead Tickets

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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.

Tom Stoppard
The Old Vic
David Leveaux
Howard Harrison
Fergus O'Hare
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)
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead Schedule
Previews from: 
Saturday, 25 February, 2017
Opening date: 
Tuesday, 7 March, 2017
Available from: 
Saturday, 4 March, 2017
Booking to: 
Wednesday, 26 April, 2017
Saturday, 29 April, 2017
103 The Cut, London, SE1 8NB
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Latest Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead News & Features

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.

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