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David Haig stars with Daniel Radcliffe at Old Vic

Published 6 January 2017

The Old Vic has today announced that David Haig will join Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead in the role of ‘The Player’. 

Olivier Award-winner David, whose theatre credits include Guys & Dolls (Savoy Theatre, Olivier Award nomination), The Madness Of George III (Theatre Royal Bath and West End, Olivier Award nomination), Mary Poppins (Prince Edward Theatre, Olivier Award nomination), Donkey’s Years (Comedy Theatre, Olivier Award Nomination), and Our Country’s Good at the Royal Court, for which David won the Olivier Award for Best Actor, will star alongside former Harry Potter actor Daniel (Rosencrantz) and acclaimed stage and screen star Joshua (Guildenstern).  

Other casting includes Louisa Beadel as a Player (recently seen in Future Conditional at The Old Vic), William Chubb as Polonius (King Lear at The Old Vic), Luke Mullins as Hamlet (Endgame with the Melbourne Theatre Company, Waiting For Godot at The Barbican Centre), Marianne Oldham as Gertrude (The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas at Chichester Festival Theatre, Sons Without Fathers at The Arcola) and Helena Wilson as Ophelia (Romeo and Juliet, OUDS/Thelma Holt International Tour).

Half a century after its premiere on The Old Vic stage, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight, returns to the Waterloo venue in its 50th anniversary celebratory production. 

Against the backdrop of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, this mind-bending situation comedy sees two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, 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.

The show begins previewing on Saturday 25 February, with a press night on Tuesday 7 March.

You can book your tickets to Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead through us here.


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