Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe leads new season of plays at the Old Vic

The "Harry Potter" star returns to the West End in the 50th Anniversary celebratory production of Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead...

Dom O'Hanlon
Dom O'Hanlon

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

No stranger to both the West End and Broadway stage, Daniel Radcliffe will return to London to star alongside Joshua McGuire in the Old Vic's 50th Anniversary celebratory production of Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. The play will be directed by David Leveaux and is scheduled to begin previews on 25 February 2017, before an official opening on 7 March. It is booking to 29 April 2017.

"Against the backdrop of Shakespeare's Hamlet, this mind-bending situation comedy sees two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz (Daniel Radcliffe) and Guildenstern (Joshua McGuire), take centre stage. Increasingly out of their depth, the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of this iconic drama. In a literary hall of mirrors, Stoppard's brilliantly funny, existential labyrinth sees us witness the ultimate identity crisis."

Fans of Bob Dylan rejoice as the Old Vic also announces a world premiere production for 2017 with Girl From the North Country. Written and directed by Conor McPherson, the show includes songs from Mr.Dylan himself and will begin previews on 12 July 2017, booking until 7 October 2017.

"Duluth, Minnesota in the midst of the Great Depression. A family adrift, their future on a knife edge. Lost and lonely people drifting through the rooms of their guesthouse. But Nick Laine thinks he's seen a way out..."

Finally the Old Vic has also confirmed the return of its Olivier-nominated production of Dr. Seuss' s The Lorax due to popular demand. David Greig's popular stage adaptation, which features music and lyrics by Charlie Fink is scheduled to begin previews on 15 October 2017 with director Max Webster at the helm. The production will run on a family friendly schedule until 5 November 2017.

The season also includes the previously announced production of Woyzeck by Georg Büchner, which will be the world premiere of a new version by Jack Thorne. Directed by Joe Murphy is will feature John Boyega, running from 6 May 2017 to 24 June 2017, with an official opening on 17 May 2017.

"It's 1980s Berlin. The Cold War rages and the world sits at a crossroads between Capitalism and Communism. On the border between East and West, a young soldier and the love of his life are desperately trying to build a better future for their child. But the cost of escaping poverty is high, and its tragic consequences unfold in this searing tale of the people society leaves behind."

Priority booking is now open for all shows in the Old Vic's upcoming season. Click on the show titles above to book tickets.

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