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Haymarket Theatre - Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead with Samuel Barnett, Jamie Parker, Tim Curry The Tempest with Ralph Fiennes
Update 1 June 2011: Tim Curry withdraws because of illness
The Haymarket Theatre has announced two productions as its current production Flare Path, extends its run by a week to 11 June 2011.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead , by Tom Stoppard, opening 21 June 2011, following previews from 16 June - running to 20 Aug 2011. Directed by Trevor Nunn. (Before West End run, plays Chichester Festival Theatre 20 May – 11 June 2011, )
Cast includes Samuel Barnett (Rosencrantz), Jamie Parker (Guildenstern), Tim Curry (The Player), Chris Andrew Mellon (The Player King), Michael Benz (Horatio), Fiona Gillies (Gertrude), Tom Golding (Fortinbras), Charles Hamblett (Alfred), Jack Hawkins (Hamlet), Andrew Jarvis (Polonius/Ambassador), Katherine Press (Ophelia), James Simmons (Claudius)Trevor Allan Davies, Tomm Coles, Jody Elin Machin, Zac Fox, Elisabeth Hopper, Greg Last, James Northcote , Stephen Pallister. .
Designed by Simon Higlett, lighting by Tim Mitchell, sound by Paul Groothuis, costumes by Fotini Dimou.
Retells Hamlet through the eyes of two of its minor characters. Vaguely conscious that they are bit parts in a much bigger story of which they have no direct knowledge, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern hilariously and poignantly inhabit a world completely beyond their grasp.
The Tempest, by William Shakespeare, starring Ralph Fiennes as 'Prospero', opening 6 Sep 2011, following previews from 27 Aug - running to 29 Oct 2011. Directed by Trevor Nunn. (Public Booking opens 21 April). Marooned and left to die on a remote island, Prospero can command spirits, create apparitions and manipulate the elements. By using his magic, he assembles his enemies to take revenge on them, and in the process awakens in Miranda, his teenage daughter, her first experience of love.
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