Clifton Am Dram presents Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are DeadJanuary 22nd, 2013
Bristol theatre lovers the chance to enjoy this rarely performed tragi-comedy that tells the story of two minor characters from Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’. This show is cracking entertainment -outrageously funny in its sheer absurdity on one level while engaging in philosophical debate on another.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are portrayed as two buffoons, Hamlet’s childhood friends, now out to betray him at the behest of his evil stepfather, King Claudius. Yet they are the most inadequate spies and inept assassins imaginable and Hamlet will end up having the last laugh over their dead bodies!
CADs reveal the journey of these two men on the road to certain death, a story that promises to be delightful, insightful and possibly frightful!
We meet them floundering around in a world they do not understand. They find they cannot remember why they are where they are and what they are doing. They can’t even remember their own names.
Along with the nonsense they ramble, are contained some profound philosophical concepts, for Stoppard enjoys playing with language and toying with ambiguity.
Performance details: 14th to 16th of February 2013 at the Redland Park United Reformed Church, Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS6 6SA (just up from Clifton Down Shopping Centre, on the other side of the road). Tickets: £10, concessions £7Ashley Down, Bishopston, Bishopston Voice, Bristol, Clifton Amateur Dramatic Society, Clifton Down Shopping Centre, Cotham, Edinburgh Festival, Hamlet, Horfield, Redland, Redland Park United Reformed Church, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Shakespeare, St Andrews, Theatre, Tom Stoppard, Whiteladies Road Back to news