Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead in cinemas with NT Live


Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead premiered here 50 years ago as a brand new play steeped in theatrical tradition but forging a revolutionary new path in playwriting. Its thrilling to welcome it home to The Old Vic to celebrate such a momentous anniversary, in a season which sees new writing and classics from the past shoulder to shoulder. Even more so to be able to share this new production with a global audience in our first live performance broadcast from The Old Vic. – Matthew Warchus

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead will be broadcast live from The Old Vic to cinemas on 20 April as part of NT Live. Launched in 2009, National Theatre Live broadcasts have been seen by an audience of over 6 million people at 2000 venues in 60 countries.

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, Stoppards brilliantly funny, existential labyrinth sees us witness the ultimate identity crisis.

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead runs from 25 February 29 April, with tickets available across the run. For more info & to book click here.