“There is an art to the building up of suspense…”
Tom Stoppard’s surreal comic masterpiece, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, comes to the ADC in September.
Listed by The New York Times as one of the top twenty plays ever written, ‘two of the minor characters from Hamlet’ (as Tom Stoppard calls them) take centre stage as their fates are revealed. Hamlet, the King and Queen and Ophelia are here the sub-plot, with the main action ‘off-stage’ as Ros and Guil grapple with a world they no longer understand.
The play at its centre is a humorous and satirical take on whether ‘to be or not to be’ is actually the question, and indeed how you even know when you are not…