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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

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This show has now closed.

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.

What The Papers Say
David Leveaux’s production is nimble and inventive
"David Leveaux’s production is nimble and inventive" - The Guardian
Radcliffe’s Rosencrantz and [Joshua] McGuire’s Guildenstern are a delight as the discombobulated double-act
"Radcliffe’s Rosencrantz and [Joshua] McGuire’s Guildenstern are a delight as the discombobulated double-act" - The Telegraph
Radcliffe and McGuire bounce off each other like Spacehoppers on a day out.
"Radcliffe and McGuire bounce off each other like Spacehoppers on a day out." - The Times
The show is fantastically light on its feet and there are moments combine weird beauty and sublime silliness.
"The show is fantastically light on its feet and there are moments combine weird beauty and sublime silliness." - The Independent
It remains strange and charming, always clever and sometimes soulful
"It remains strange and charming, always clever and sometimes soulful" - Evening Standard
A brilliantly crafted, endlessly witty meditation
"A brilliantly crafted, endlessly witty meditation" - Metro

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