We are thrilled to announce that No Drama Theatre’s Summer Production for 2024 is…
“Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead”, by Tom Stoppard!!! Directed by the legendary Shivvy Hickey!!!
The show will run from Tuesday 11th to Saturday 15 June 2024, in Smock Alley Theatre, Boys School!
“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” is a play first performed in 1966 – later developed into a film directed by Tom Stoppard starring Gary Oldman and Tim Roth.
The play is an absurdist reimagining of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” from the perspective of two of the minor characters from the original play, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.
It revolves around these two bewildered and often (comically) inept characters as they are thrust into the complex world of “Hamlet.” They deal with existential questions, chance, fate, and the meaning of life as they become pawns in the larger tragedy of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead is full of clever and witty wordplay and philosophical discussions (but never highbrow enough as to alienate the audience!), all while examining the blurred line between reality and illusion.
It is a thought-provoking exploration of identity, the human condition, and the role of the individual in a world where they have little control over their own destinies.
We’ll be posting details of behind the scenes roles and auditions shortly so keep your eyes peeled for those.