Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are... in rehearsals
We’re very excited to welcome the Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead company as rehearsals get underway this week.
Half a century after its premiere on The Old Vic stage, the play that made a young Tom Stoppards name overnight returns in its 50th anniversary celebratory production.
Against the backdrop of Shakespeares 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.
Full cast includes Louisa Beadel, William Chubb, Josie Dunn, Matthew Durkan, Tim van Eyken, Wil Johnson, Hermeilio Miguel Aquino, Luke Mullins, Theo Ogundipe, Marianne Oldham, Evlyne Oyedokun, Alex Sawyer and Helena Wilson.
Daniel Radcliffe plays Rosencrantz. Daniel is a stage and screen actor whose most recent work includes the films Now You See Me 2, Swiss Army Man and Imperium, as well as the production of Privacy (Donmar Warehouse on Broadway). Forthcoming work includes Jungle (slated for release in 2017). Theatre credits include The Cripple of Inishmaan (Noel Coward Theatre and Broadway), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Broadway) and Equus (Gielgud Theatre and Broadway). Film work includes Horns, What If, Kill Your Darlings, The Woman in Black and the eight Harry Potter films. Television includes The Gamechangers (BBC telefilm), A Young Doctors Notebook, Extras and voice work in The Simpsons, Robot Chicken and BoJack Horseman.
Joshua McGuire plays Guildenstern. Joshua is an actor whose work spans theatre, television and film. Theatre credits include Future Conditional (The Old Vic), The Ruling Class (Trafalgar Studios), Amadeus (Chichester), Privacy (Donmar Warehouse), The Magistrate (National Theatre), Posh (Royal Court and West End), 66 Books (Bush Theatre), Hamlet (Shakespeares Globe), Hay Fever (Rose Kingston). Film work includes Old Boys (2017), Claudio in The Complete Walk: Measure for Measure, Bees Make Honey, Cinderella, Mr Turner, Get Santa and About Time. TV includes Lovesick series 1 and 2, which is currently on Netflix, Love, Nina, Siblings, You, Me and Them, A Young Doctors Notebook, The Hour and Misfits.
David Haig plays The Player. Davids most recent theatre credits include Blue/Orange (Young Vic), Guys & Dolls (Savoy Theatre, Olivier Award nomination), and Someone Wholl Watch Over Me at Chichester Festival Theatre where previous credits include Pressure which was also written by David and Yes, Prime Minister, which transferred to the West End. Other theatre credits include The Madness of George III (Theatre Royal Bath and West End, Olivier Award nomination), Mary Poppins (Prince Edward Theatre, Olivier Award nomination), Hitchcock Blonde (Royal Court and West End), Donkeys Years (Comedy Theatre, Olivier Award Nomination), ‘Art’ (Wyndham’s and Broadway), and Our Country’s Good at the Royal Court, for which David won the Olivier Award for Best Actor. Television credits include The Witness for the Prosecution, The Thick Of It, Mo, The 39 Steps, My Boy Jack, Talking Heads and The Thin Blue Line. Film credits include Florence Foster Jenkins and Four Weddings and a Funeral.
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead runs from 25 February – 29 April. For more info & tickets click here.