`ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD' *****
Written by Tom Stoppard, directed by David Leveaux and
staged at the Old Vic, this is a memorable theatrical experience.
Over 50 years ago, then in his late twenties, an unknown wannabe
playwright, called Tom Stoppard, was getting lots of Rejection letters.
Then he took his first play to the Edinburgh Fringe where it was
recognised as an `absurdist existentialist masterpiece'. For over half a
century the rejection letters have been replaced with fan letters. (He
also has `Travesties' playing to packed houses in the West End.) At the Old Vic, Daniel Radcliffe plays
Rosencrantz, Joshua McGuire plays Guildenstern, David
Haig plays the leader of the Players. All are magnetic,
energetic, amusing and thought-provoking. All have
wonderful words to deliver, thanks to Tom Stoppard.