Old Vic Theatre
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London, SE1 8NB
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Opened: 25 Feb 2017
Booking from: 28 Mar 2017
Booking until: 29 Apr 2017
Duration: 2 hours 30 mins (including an interval)

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  • joc78 5"4 female 139 reviews 2 helpful votes
    80% total rating Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, 15th March 2017
    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is a funny, intellectual play written by Tom Stoppard. This was the productions 50th anniversary at the Old Vic. Beware though – you HAVE to have a knowledge of the story of Shakespeare’s Hamlet before watching this or else you won’t have a clue what is going on. I found David Haig to be the star out performer here with his witty lyricisms and great one-liners. Daniel Radcliffe was okay as Rosencrantz (or was he Guildenstern?!!) and Joshua McGuire was very good also. As is the case with most West End productions hiring Hollywood actors, the audience was mainly full of Harry Potter fans who were screaming Daniel’s name at the end. I felt I was at a One Direction concert, rather than the theatre!!
    The seat is situated in the back row of the Dress Circle but as it’s only six rows deep you don’t feel very far away from the stage. There is a slim pillar to the left hand side of you which does block some of the stage but you soon get used to it and it obviously depends on what production you see as to how much of your view is impeded. For the price of the ticket, this seat is an absolute steal and one of my favourites in the Old Vic. There is not lots of leg room but the seat is pretty comfortable.
    E11 Dress Circle - Old Vic Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Dress Circle E11
  • sondheimkid 170 male 112 reviews 23 helpful votes
    80% total rating Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, 9th March 2017
    Elegant revival of Stoppard's break-through play, beautifully directed and designed. Daniel Radcliffe delivers a nice performance as Rosencrantz, Josua McGuire is a great Guildenstern and a David Haig in top form absolutely steals the show. Highly recommended!
    Sat in Stalls Q3
    This seat is sold as "restricted view" and heavily discounted for that reason. But don't let this trick you, it's an a true bargain! The (slim) pillar slightly obstructs the view of the extreme left of the stage - where nothing really happens - but since you have no one sitting behing you, you can move easily and see what's happening there if required. Plenty of legroom and very comfortable as well. A true bargain, don't miss it!
    Q3 Stalls - Old Vic Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls Q3
  • emmabrookes 5"6 female 58 reviews 38 helpful votes
    80% total rating Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, 24th March 2017
    Excellent production featuring some brilliant performances and gorgeous lighting and staging. Would recommend to anyone.
    The seats in this circle are very narrow, shallow and generally quite uncomfortable. The legroom is also limited. Would recommend only for shorter productions to avoid back ache. The view is excellent however - the seat is central and because row A is very raked your view of the stage is clear (though the large chandelier and safety rail for the circle are visible at the top and bottom of the stage which may distract some people). Even though the circle is high up, the seats do not feel especially far from the stage.
    B22 Lilian Baylis Circle - Old Vic Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Lilian Baylis Circle B22
  • cristinaroagna 6 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, 25th March 2017
    Very good show, Radcliffe and McGuire were excellent.
    Sat in Stalls E21
    I could see all the stage and so the view was awesome. However, sometimes the head of the girl before me was obstructing my view, in particular when actors were sited on the stage. In addition, you are very close to the stage, so you need to move to follow every scene.
    E21 Stalls - Old Vic Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls E21
The Stalls section at the Old Vic will generally give the best views from seat in the theatre and will generally give good leg room. Beware of pillars in Row Q as well as the overhang towards the back of the stalls. The Dress Circle gives good views, but due to its curved nature can feel quite side-on toward the edge of rows. Support pillars also affect seats towards the ends of row A to E.

The Lilian Baylis Circle is the highest level and often the cheapest, but many of these are restricted view. The ends of these rows feel extremely high and side-on and are on uncomfortable bench style seats with very little leg room. The rear rows are generally less restricted but are quite distant.
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Fifty years after it first premiered there, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead has returned to the Old Vic stage in a new version staring Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire. The show began previews on the 25th February 2017 and is set to continue its run until 29th April 2017.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is the play that instantly turned Tom Stoppard from a budding playwright to one of the most revered dramatists of the 20th century. The play first debuted at the Old Vic on the 11 April 1967, with John Stride as Rosencrantz and Edward Petherbridge as Guildenstern. This new production will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the masterpiece and return it once again to the Old Vic stage.

The play is an absurdist, existentialist tragicomedy which often draws comparisons with Samuel Beckett's classic Waiting for Godot. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead focuses on the exploits of two of the minor characters from the William Shakespeare play Hamlet. The play hilariously depicts the off-stage action, with brief intersects with major characters and original scenes as the pair become increasingly confused by the events that happen on stage without them. The play is one of the most brilliant mind-bending iconic dramas to have ever been written.

This new version is directed by the acclaimed director, David Leveaux who is known for his previous work with Stoppard that has included Jumpers in 2003, Arcadia in 2009 and The Real Thing in 1999 for which he received an Olivier Award nomination for Best Director.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead stars Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire. Daniel Radcliffe is best known for his long time role as Harry Potter in the Hollywood blockbuster series of the same name, since the age of ten. Since then he has starred in a range of hit films including Kill Your Darlings and The Woman In Black as well as popular stage productions such as the West End and Broadways versions of Equus and the New York revival of the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Joshua McGuire is known for his various roles in film and on stage, including Posh, Future Conditional and The Magistrate.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead was one of Tom Stoppard’s earliest plays and the one that catapulted him to stage stardom. Since that time he has gone on to win countless awards including an Academy Award and four Tony Awards, as well as being knighted. His work includes acclaimed plays such as Travesties, Arcadia and Rock N’ Roll as well as popular films such as Anna Karenina, Shakespeare in Love and Brazil.

This new production of one of Tom Stoppard’s greatest plays is one of the highlights of the Old Vic’s 2017 season and opened to rave reviews on the 7th March 2017, with performances running until 29th April 2017.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is perfect for any Tom Stoppard fan who has never had a chance to see this, one of his greatest plays, performed. In this monumental 50th anniversary production, it is also the perfect rare opportunity for Daniel Radcliffe fans to see the actor perform on the London stage.

Age Recommendations: May not be suitable for young children