'We do on stage the things that are supposed to happen off. Which is a sort of integrity, if you look on every exit being an entrance somewhere else.'
Two fringe characters steal the show in Stoppard's absurdist, metatheatrical take on Hamlet. And no one expects it any less than they do.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead sees Hamlet's two childhood friends thrown into a world that neither they nor the audience entirely understands: a world in which a coin comes down heads ninety-two consecutive times; a world in which they don't know which of them is which; a world in which it seems possible even to cheat death. Yet, propelled on by an exterior force, they make their way through the happenings of Shakespeare's tragedy towards an end that only they are unable to foresee.
Wit meets Beckettian bleakness meets neon yellow barrels in this new rendering of Stoppard's classic play.