WATCH: Daniel Radcliffe’s “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” Coming to National Theatre Live

We learned back in October that Daniel Radcliffe’s next West End project would be starring in a 50th-anniversary production of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. For those of us who can’t make it to London, National Theatre Live will feature a broadcast of the show this spring!

For those of you who haven’t read or seen the play before, here’s a short synopsis:

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 center stage with David Haig as [t]he 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.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead premiered in 1966 at the Old Vic Theatre, where the show is now running through April 29.

If you’re interested in seeing the play in person, you can buy tickets here. Thanks to the magic of National Theatre Live, Radcliffe’s new play will also be coming to theaters around the globe, starting with a live performance on April 20. The show will also be featured in many encore performances during the spring and summer. Check for a participating theater near you.

Still unsure if you want to see it? Here’s a taste of its brand of humor:



More information about the show is available here.

How many of Daniel Radcliffe’s on-stage performances have you seen? Will you be booking a ticket to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead?

Jessica J.

I've been making magic at MuggleNet since 2012, when I first joined the staff as a News intern. I've never wavered from the declaration in my childhood journal, circa October 2000: "I LOVE Harry Potter! If I clean my room, my mom says she'll make me a dinner a wizard would love!" Proud Gryffindor; don't hate.