Directed by David Leveaux
Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and David Haig


Half a century after its premiere on The Old Vic stage, Rosencrantz & 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 directed by David Leveaux.

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 with David Haig as The Player. 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.


Sat 25 Feb – Sat 6 May 2017
(Previews 25 Feb – 6 Mar 2017)

Mon – Sat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm
Please note: Thu 20 Apr performance will start at 7pm

Best availability on Wed 3 May at 2.30pm and Sat 6 May at 2.30pm.

Approximate running time: 2 hours 30 minutes, including a 20-minute interval

Audio Described Performance: Tue 4 Apr 7.30pm, touch tour 6pm
Captioned Performance: Thu 6 Apr 7.30pm

TICKETS: £12, £16, £21, £30, £55, £65
For information regarding Premium Seats please call the box office
VIP tickets available which include a programme and a drink


VOICES OFF talks & debates
The School of Life: How to Face Death – Sat 29 Apr, 11.30am
Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire: In Conversation – Tue 2 May, 5pm

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it remains strange and charming, always clever and sometimes soulful

, Evening Standard

a whirlwind of wordplay

, Financial Times

David Leveaux’s production is nimble and inventive

, The Guardian

Anna Fleischle has come up with (for my money) the design of the year

, The Independent

a brilliantly crafted, endlessly witty meditation

, Metro

Fizzes with life

, The Observer

a sparkling revival

, Radio Times

a perfectly blended comedy double act

, The Stage

Stoppard’s play remains extraordinarily full of life

, The Sunday Times

David Haig deserves a special mention as the Player, a scene-stealing combination of obsessive old-stager, cockney wheeler-dealer, pimp and pirate, surrounded by a hangdog, pierrot-faced entourage

, The Telegraph

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

, The Times

astonishingly funny with a glorious range of jokes

, WhatsOnStage

Cast Members

Creative Team

  • David Leveaux


  • Anna Fleischle

    Set Designer

  • Howard Harrison

    Lighting Designer

  • Fergus O'Hare

    Sound Designer

  • Anna Fleischle & Loren Elstein

    Costume Designers

  • Corin Buckeridge


  • Jessica Ronane CDG

    Casting Director

  • Lizzi Gee

    Movement Director

  • Paul Kieve


  • Loren Elstein

    Associate Set Designer