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Review: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

When Harry met Daniel met Tom: Rosemary Waugh reviews the 50th anniversary production of Tom Stoppard's riff on Hamlet.

Rosemary Waugh, Exeunt Magazine, 13th March 2017

Review: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

All in all, this production is aesthetically spectacular. It gives just enough emotion to be profound and as little depth as it needs to provide easy laughs as well as satisfying complications.

Alice Devoy, A Younger Theatre, 13th March 2017

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, review

It's 50 years since the West End debut of Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, and the Old Vic has tried to sprinkle a bit of magic over its latest revival, bringing in Harry Potter himself to tackle one of the leads.

Connor Campbell, The Upcoming, 9th March 2017

Review: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

I liked the way it uses the entire depth of the Old Vic stage, bringing the action as far forward as it can, while placing its effects at the back, and dividing the space with silk curtains but it occasionally over-complicates the action, particularly in the second half.

Sarah Crompton, What's On Stage, 8th March 2017

Review: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

As with most of Stoppard's work, some advance understanding of the play, or in this case, of Hamlet, is helpful. Otherwise you may find yourself as confused as confused as Rosencrantz and Guildernstern as to what is actually happening.

Greg Stewart, Theatre Weekly, 7th March 2017

It's a sturdy lineup for Mr Norton, who currently appears to have no competition whatsoever in the talkshow stakes. Tonight sees Tom Hiddleston chatting about new movie Kong: Skull Island; Ruth Wilson talking about Hedda Gabler at the National Theatre; Ricky Gervais on his new standup tour; and Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire on appearing in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead at London's Old Vic. Oh, and Tinie Tempah playing live.

Ben Arnold, The Guardian, 17th February 2017

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