50 years after its premier, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead makes a triumphant return to the Old Vic Theatre in a new production directed by David Leveaux. Tom Stoppard’s famous play first appeared in 1966 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival before making its London debut the following year. It has been seen several times since then in revivals across London and New York, and a 1990 film adaptation starred Gary Oldman and Tim Roth. Taking on the lead roles in this production are Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire.
Daniel Radcliffe returns to the West End following his performances in Equus and The Cripple of Inishmaan. Known for his film work in the Harry Potter series, he has also been seen on screen in Kill Your Darlings and The Woman in Black.
Joshua McGuire has starred in several theatre production, including Hamlet at the Globe as the titular character. He is also credited in several film and television roles.
The play centres around two minor characters from Shakespeare’s Hamlet as they go about their lives, unaware of the role they are actually playing in the Bard’s iconic story. Constantly confused by what is transpiring around them, this humorous tale is certain to prove popular with those familiar with the tale of Hamlet and anyone wanting a fresh take on the classic tale.
Starring Daniel Radcliffe
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(7mins) Take Mepham Street (100 metres) down to Waterloo Road. Turn right on Waterloo Road, but keep left as the theatre is 100 metres further along on the opposite corner.