In 2009 the Royal Shakespeare Company kindly supported Offstage’s site-specific version of ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD at the Novello Theatre, London.
Audiences were led around the West-End theatre as if they were latecomers to Greg Doran’s production of Hamlet, starring David Tennant. Throughout, Rosencrantz & Guildernstern believed that they were in Elsinore, not a theatre.
The ornate foyer, grand chandeliers, sweeping staircases, secret Front of House passages, plush auditorium, open wings & palatial stage made it the perfect setting to explore Stoppard’s meta-theatrical masterpiece.
Rosencrantz: Sam Alexander
Guildenstern: Tom Davey
Player King: Roderick Smith
Alfred: Ryan Gage/Oliver Gilbert
Hamlet: Edward Bennett
Ophelia: Natalie Walter