Rosencrantz and Guildenstern: 50 years on, Tom Stoppard's play returns to the theatre where it made its name

Tom Stoppard’s most popular play has just returned to the theatre where it made his name 50 years ago. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead had its professional world premiere at the Old Vic, then home to the National Theatre (NT) Company, in April 1967. Now, in a new revival directed by David Leveaux, Daniel Radcliffe (Rosencrantz) and Joshua McGuire (Guildenstern) take to the stage of the same London theatre – which had, indirectly, inspired Stoppard’s play. 

Late in 1963, Stoppard, then an aspiring playwright and screenwriter of 26, with almost a decade’s experience as a journalist, shared a London taxi

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