David Haig joins Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
The Olivier Award-winning actor joins Daniel Radcliffe
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.
The cast will include: 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) with further cast to be announced.
The play returns to the Old Vic to celebrate its 50th anniversary. This new production is directed by David Leveaux with design by Anna Fleischle, lighting by Howard Harrison, sound by Fergus O'Hare and music by Corin Buckeridge.
"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."
David Haig's most recent theatre credits include Blue/Orange (Young Vic), Guys & Dolls (Savoy Theatre, Olivier Award nomination), and Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me at Chichester Festival. His previous West End credits include The Madness of George III (Theatre Royal Bath and West End, Olivier Award nomination), Mary Poppins (Prince Edward Theatre, Olivier Award nomination), Hitchcock Blonde (Royal Court and West End), Donkey’s Years (Comedy Theatre, Olivier Award Nomination), Art (Wyndham's and Broadway), and Our Country's Good at the Royal Court, for which he won the Olivier Award for Best Actor.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead tickets are now on sale.