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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead returns to The Old Vic Theatre starring Daniel Radcliffe.
Half a century after its premiere on The Old Vic stage, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight, returns to The Old Vic in its 50th anniversary celebratory production.
Starring Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, Privacy), Joshua McGuire (Future Conditional, Posh), and David Haig (The Player), directed by David Leveaux.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern will run from 25 February 2017 until 6 May 2017 at The Old Vic Theatre.
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.
The cast features Daniel Radcliffe (Rosencrantz), Joshua McGuire (Guildenstern), David Haig (The Player), Hermeilio Miguel Aquino (Courtier), Louisa Beadel (Player), William Chubb (Polonius), Josie Dunn (Player), Matthew Durkan (Player), Wil Johnson (Claudius), Luke Mullins (Hamlet), Theo Ogundipe (Horatio), Marianne Oldham (Gertrude), Evlyne Oyedokun (Player), Alex Sawyer (Player), Helena Wilson (Ophelia) and Tim van Eyken (Laertes/Player).
Playwright: Tom Stoppard.
Directed by David Leveaux, composed by Corin Buckeridge with design by Anna Fleischle, lighting by Howard Harrison and sound by Fergus O’Hare.
it remains strange and charming, always clever and sometimes soulful – Evening Standard
David Leveaux’s production is nimble and inventive – The Guardian
Fizzes with life – The Observer
a brilliantly crafted, endlessly witty meditation – Metro
Stoppard’s play remains extraordinarily full of life – Sunday Times
a sparkling revival – Radio Times
a perfectly blended comedy double act – The Stage