Daniel Radcliffe is returning to the London stage in a 50th-anniversary production of Tom Stoppard's verbally dazzling 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
| ||BREAKING BARD: William Shakespeare " Gary Oldman and Tim Roth starred as the central characters in the 1990 film version of Tom Stoppard's stage hit Rosencrantz And Guildenstern
They are minor characters in Hamlet and at the end of the play the Danish court is told: "Tell [the King] his commandment is fulfilled, that Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
The cast also includes Bethan Cullinane (Guildenstern
), Marcus Griffiths (Laertes), Theo Ogundipe (Fortinbras / Marcellus / Lucianus), Natalie Simpson (Ophelia), and Clarence Smith (Claudius).
A rotating cast of 12 actors play the various roles, from Gertrude and Ophelia to Polonius, Claudius, Laertes, Rozencrantz and Guildenstern
. Hamlet is played by Ladi Emeruwa and Naeem Hayat.
Sandwiched between these thematically- and philosophically-oriented opening chapters is a biographical overview that charts Stoppard's career chronologically, paying admirable attention to his oft-neglected early years before the success of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
Are Dead--a six-year journeyman period that culminated in the "overnight" triumph of that pivotal work.
Tom Lawrence, Matthew Romain, Beruce Khan / Horatio, Rosencrantz, Laertes, Guildenstern
/ Claudius and Polonius
Beery studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts but worked as a film broker at MGM until catching his first break when he was cast in the original Broadway and national tour of "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
Are Dead." He did a stint as guest artist and acting teacher at Portland State U.
Joe, who recently made his West End theatrical debut in Spamalot, is adding another dimension to his multi- faceted career, has also starred in touring productions of The Nerd, Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
are Dead, Wizard of Oz and most recently last year's Doctor in the House with Robert Powell.
KEMPTON: 4.15 Duke Of Rainford, 4.45 Kidlat, 5.15 SOOPACAL (NAP), 5.45 Sailing North, 6.15 Camps Bay, 6.45 But Beautiful, 7.15 Guildenstern
Racing Post Ratings Simon Turner Guildenstern
(4.05 Wolverhampton) Pale shadow of his former self but remains competitive in weak company and quite feasible the switch to the in-form Jane Chapple-Hyam stable will have freshened him up enough for him to gain a third course-and-distance win.
Much as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
hold a mirror to the audience with their crime of complicity, Alcatraz has always been a highly visible reminder of society's extremes of punishment.