Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead - Tower

Tower Theatre Amateur Dramatic Company presents Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard at Upstairs at the Gatehouse in Highgate, north London, from 15 to 25 October 2014.

Stoppard's play is described as being an "absurdist, existentialist tragicomedy", full of fast-paced physical comedy and word play. The piece has been performed numerous times in London and New York and has become a modern classic. This production will be directed by Ruth Sullivan.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead follows the exploits and (mis)fortunes of two incidental characters from Shakespeare's Hamlet. The action takes place mainly in the wings of Shakespeare's famous tragedy and focuses on both character's episodic musings on life, death and all the bits in between.

The Tower Theatre Company are the only full-time, non-professional company in central London and stages up to 18 productions a year. They were founded in 1932 and have over 700 members who "get involved for the sheer love of it".

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