Daniel Radcliffe to star in Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead

Reporter: Rachel Jessop, first published Thu 06 Oct 2016 10:41

The Old Vic has announced further programming, casting and dates for the 2016-17 season, both on and off the main stage, including Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire in Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead.

The 50th anniversary production of Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard will open on 7 March. The previously announced new version of Woyzeck by Jack Thorne, starring John Boyega, in May will be followed by Girl From The North Country written and directed by Conor McPherson with the songs of Bob Dylan, in July.

Later in 2017 the Olivier-nominated Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax returns by popular demand. The Old Vic has also announced an exciting additional programme which includes Lates at The Old Vic, One Voice (a series of new-writing monologues), a range of family activities and performances, as well as the on-going Voices Off series of talks, discussions and debates.   

Artistic Director Matthew Warchus said: “For almost two hundred years people have come together at The Old Vic to watch and listen to stories. Hundreds of thousands of people had their first experience of theatre in this building. Look at this country’s leading theatre, dance and opera companies and chances are there’s a thread to be found that leads you back to The Old Vic. It has been, in many ways, the cradle of British theatre, nurturing the companies, showcasing creative vision and building the audiences that together make our performing arts some of the greatest in the world.
 
“At The Old Vic we believe that stories are indispensable. That people of every age, from every walk of life and background, sitting together watching a story unfold has a hugely positive personal, social, political and cultural effect. I am proud to be announcing these very different shows at The Old Vic. They round out my second season in which we continue to promote this iconic building as a gateway for as wide a range of people as possible to experience the breadth of what theatre can be and do.”

Lisa Dwan’s No’s Knife is currently playing at The Old Vic, preceeding Glenda Jackson in King Lear, and the 20th anniversary production of philosophical drama Art.