The Old Vic Theatre has today announced that David Haig will be joining Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, playing at the theatre from the 25th February. 

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Half a century on from when it was first staged at the Old Vic, Tom Stoppard’s play returns to the theatre in a 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. Increasingly out of their depth, the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of this iconic drama.

The production sees Daniel Radcliffe playing Rosencrantz. His most recent credits include films such as Now You See Me 2 and Swiss Army Man, while on stage he has appeared in The Cripple of Inishmaan (Noel Coward Theatre and Broadway), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Broadway) and Equus (Gielgud Theatre and Broadway).

Joshua McGuire meanwhile plays Guildenstern. His work spans across theatre, television and film. His stage credits includes  Future Conditional (The Old Vic), The Ruling Class (Trafalgar Studios), Amadeus (Chichester) and Privacy (Donmar Warehouse).

David Leveaux’s production will see David Haig playing the role of The Player. His most recent stage credits includes Blue/Orange (Young Vic), Guys & Dolls (Savoy Theatre, Olivier Award nomination), and Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me at Chichester Festival Theatre.

Meanwhile, the cast also includes Louisa Beadel as a Player , William Chubb as Polonius, Luke Mullins as Hamlet, Marianne Oldham as Gertrude  and Helena Wilson as Ophelia.

The creative team includes designs by Anna Fleischle, lighting by Howard Harrison and sound by Fergus O’Hare.

Tom Stoppard is an award winning playwright, whose most recent play is The Hard Problem. His other work includes The Real Inspector Hound, After Magritte, Jumpers and Travesties.

David Leveaux has worked extensively in London and Broadway, having recently completed his first feature film, The Exception, he has also directed the recent production of Plenty for the Public Theatre in New York.

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead will play at the Old Vic Theatre from the 25th February until the 29th April. To book tickets visit: Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com,Last Minute.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk

 

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