CAST ANNOUNCED

 
 

ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD

Written by: : Tom Stoppard
Director: Hayley Horton

Season: 23 February - 10 March 2018, Stirling Community Theatre

AUDITIONS WERE HELD  Sunday 9 July 2017  

ABOUT THE PLAY:  Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is an absurdist, existentialist tragicomedy that expands upon the escapades of two supporting characters from Shakespeare's Hamlet. Taking place “behind the scenes” of Shakespeare's play, Stoppard’s characters interact briefly with Hamlet’s major characters who enact fragments of the original's scenes. Between these moments, both Rosencrantz and Guildenstern discuss their bewilderment at the progress of events of which—occurring onstage without them—they have no direct knowledge. Utilising language as a confounding system fraught with ambiguity, the pair are a Shakespearean comedy duo, given the chance to take the lead role in a realm that resonates with Waiting for Godot, and reality and misconceptions are intertwined with sharp wit and absurd humour.

ROLES

ROSENKRANZ: Mark Healy 
GUILDENSTERN: Alex Antoniou
THE PLAYER: Tim Williams

Elizabethans:

  • Hamlet, the Pince of Denmark: Nick Duddy
  • Claudius, the King of Denmark: Gary George
  • Gertrude: Michelle Nightingale
  • Polonius: Peter Davies
  • Ophelia: Chloe Zodrow
 
Tragedians: 
  • Aaron MacDonald
  • Shaun Castles
  • Lyndon Gordon
  • Bec Kemp
  • Alyssa Peters