Directed by David Leveaux
Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and David Haig
EXTRA DATES ANNOUNCED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND
NOW ON UNTIL SAT 6 MAY
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 midweek matinee performances and from Mon 1 May onwards.
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
A limited number of Day Seats will be available at face value in person at 10am each morning at the box office.
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
a whirlwind of wordplay
David Leveaux’s production is nimble and inventive
Anna Fleischle has come up with (for my money) the design of the year
a brilliantly crafted, endlessly witty meditation
Fizzes with life
a sparkling revival
a perfectly blended comedy double act
Stoppard’s play remains extraordinarily full of life
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
Radcliffe and McGuire bounce off each other like Spacehoppers on a day out
astonishingly funny with a glorious range of jokes
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