Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
Kde Old Vic Theatre
Half a century after its premiere on The Old Vic stage, Rosencrantz and 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.
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.
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.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead Recenze
"David Leveaux’s production is nimble and inventive"
"Radcliffe’s Rosencrantz and [Joshua] McGuire’s Guildenstern are a delight as the discombobulated double-act"
"Radcliffe and McGuire bounce off each other like Spacehoppers on a day out."
"The show is fantastically light on its feet and there are moments combine weird beauty and sublime silliness."
"It remains strange and charming, always clever and sometimes soulful"
"A brilliantly crafted, endlessly witty meditation"
Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
Thursday and Saturday 2.30pm