Tim Curry has withdrawn from the Chichester production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead due to ill-health.

Tim Curry

Tim Curry

Curry was to have featured as The Player in the Trevor Nunn-helmed show, which will run in Chichester until 11 June and then transfer to the Theatre Royal Haymarket in the West End from 16 June 2011.

In a statement Executive Director  at Chichester Alan Finch said: “It is with great regret that we confirm that Tim Curry will be unable to complete the run of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead due to ill-health, following an on-going chest infection and repeated asthma attacks. We know that our audiences will be disappointed not to see him in this role, however Tim’s well-being is a priority and we wish him the very best for a speedy recovery. For the moment the production will continue with the role of the Player taken by Curry’s understudy, Chris Andrew Mellon, while we consider our longer-term options.”

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is written by Tom Stoppard, directed by Trevor Nunn and features Samuel Barnett and Jamie Parker in the title roles.

LINKS

Book tickets to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London