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The quirky comedy behind Shakespeare's most famous tragedy
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead has been hailed as Tom Stoppard's most popular play since its professional world premiere at the Old Vic 50 years ago. They may be dead but there is plenty of life in this bright, philosophical and whimsical production of Stoppard's classic at the Stirling Theatre from 23 February to 10 March, 2018.
Mark Healy (Rosencrantz left) and Alex Antoniou (Guildenstern right).
Be warned, this is far from being a Shakespearean drama, with Stoppard's creative text demoting a depressed Hamlet to a supporting role while Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are promoted to centre-stage. Today such writing is standard practice, but 1967 Stoppard's play was a daring production, which still delights audiences today.
Stoppard's play is a theatrical experience with healthy doses of tumbling, stage combat, mime, physical comedy and coin tricks that not only provide humor, but are also somewhat introspective, which could drive some of you insane, but don't let that stop you from having a wonderful theatrical encounter.
Stirling Community Theatre Inc. Photo: H. Radford
Playwrite: Tom Stoppard
DIRECTOR.: Hayley Horton
ROSENCRANTZ - Mark Healy GUILDENSTERN - Alex Antoniou THE PLAYER - Tim Williams
HAMLET Nick Duddy CLAUDIUS Gary George GERTRUDE Michelle Nightingale
Why? Stoppard's play is bound to entertain, being a theatrical experience with healthy doses of tumbling, stage combat, mime, physical comedy and coin tricks that not only provide humor, but are also somewhat introspective.
When:Fri & Sat 23, 24 February, 2, 3, 9 & 10 March 8 pm. Sun 25 Feb and 4 March 4 pm. Backstage tour, Q & A and meet the cast after 4 March matinee.