Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead tickets
Back to Plays

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead Tickets

Old Vic Theatre, London4.415 reviews
Don't miss this star-studded play based on the award-winning novel by Tom Stoppard!

Keep me updated

We'll tell you as soon as tickets go on sale:

  • Tickets Refunded if your event is cancelled
  • Official tickets from an authorised retailer
  • 100% Secure booking process guaranteed

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead at the Old Vic directed by David Leveaux and starring Daniel RadcliffeJoshua McGuire and David Haig

Extra dates added due to popular demand - now on sale until 6 May! 

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 Old Vic in its 50th anniversary celebratory production directed by David Leveaux.

"David Leveaux’s production is nimble and inventive" Michael Billington, The Guardian

"Stoppard’s play remains extraordinarily full of life" Jane Edwardes, The Sunday Times

"Radcliffe and McGuire bounce off each other like Spacehoppers on a day out" Ann Treneman, The Times

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 with David Haig as The Player. 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.

Book your tickets now!

Additional Information

Age restriction


Running time

2 hours 30 minutes, including a 20-minute interval

Performance dates

Sat 25 Feb – Sat 6 May 2017. Monday – Saturday 7.30pm and Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm.

Special notes

Please note only performances 1st - 6th May are on sale with us.

Venue Information

Old Vic TheatreThe Cut, Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8NB

Customer Reviews

15 reviews4.4

Michele Howe6th May

Stellar production of one of my favourite plays. I thought my seat in the upper circle would be terrible but I had a fantastic view! Couldn't be happier.

michael moore4th May

interesting revival of an old play held my attention and the time passed far to quickly

Sharron Spain4th May

Amazing play. To be honest, the pace was so quick it was hard for me to keep up, not knowing an awful lot of about the play beforehand, but the quality and sheer genius of the acting was awe inspiring. The production was excellent and we had a lovely afternoon. A credit to all involved :-)

madeleine fish4th May

The show was nothing short of brilliant in every respect Absolutely not to be missed. Needs a longer run!!

Richard van den Bergh4th May

A superbly crafted play which has lost nothing in its 50 years. Josh McGuire and David Haig are truly excellent

Ms Jeanne Short3rd May

A great production and wonderful acting performances by the 3 lead characters. The play itself is not my favourite Stoppard and starts rather slowly but it becomes absorbing and despite being rather cerebral, has its share of comic moments.

Susanna Bishop3rd May

Great show, shame about the chaotic box office pick up of tickets.

Colin Hall3rd May

This was a theatrical experience for the benefit of those in it and their groupies.

Clare Carr-Locke3rd May

Some parts are amusing but you need to know Hamlet to understand it. Strong performances from Joshua McGuire and David Hague but Daniel Radcliffe was less inspiring but so is his character in this play. An enjoyable performance.

John2nd May

Brilliant play; excellently acted; greatly appreciated by audience

Nan2nd May

Excellent acting. But we were in row D with a very bright light shining straight in our eyes.... very uncomfortable!

Linda Gilardoni2nd May

I was too tired to appreciate it fully