Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

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.

Booking from: Saturday, 29th April 2017
Booking until: Saturday, 29th April 2017
Matinees: Thursday and Saturday 2.30pm
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.30pm

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Trevor Nunn realizes a forty year old dream by at last directing Tom Stoppard's first masterpiece Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead as the second production of his captivating season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

A verbally scintillating and richly inventive play, Stoppard 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 cast features Samuel Barnett as Rosencrantz, Jamie Parker as Guildenstern.

A brilliantly crafted, endlessly witty meditation

It remains strange and charming, always clever and sometimes soulful
Evening Standard

The show is fantastically light on its feet and there are moments combine weird beauty and sublime silliness.
The Independent

Radcliffe’s Rosencrantz and [Joshua] McGuire’s Guildenstern are a delight as the discombobulated double-act
The Telegraph

Radcliffe and McGuire bounce off each other like Spacehoppers on a day out.
The Times

David Leveaux’s production is nimble and inventive
The Guardian

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