Kensington Swan season of

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

By Tom Stoppard

11 SEP - 26 SEP 2019 — Theatre



Auckland Theatre Company




“Stoppard’s classic fizzes with life” - The Guardian

What if two minor characters in Hamlet were given centre stage? In a dashing reversal of misfortune, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, Hamlet’s student friends, now find themselves as the headline act in Shakespeare’s greatest play. There’s still no escaping their fate as pawns in Hamlet’s game of thrones, but before they are outwitted, the duo grab the spotlight and seize the moment as fearlessly funny commentators on their absurd predicament and the chaos of the universe.

From Oscar-winning playwright and screenwriter Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love), this immensely innovative work is a fresh inside-out perspective on Shakespeare and the comedy of tragedy itself. Delivered in a bantering, bickering style with wit and wisdom to burn, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead is one of the savviest plays ever conceived – a dazzlingly irreverent modern classic every theatre lover must see.

Dates &

Wed 11 Sep 7:00 PM Preview

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Thu 12 Sep 8:00 PM Preview

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Fri 13 Sep 8:00 PM Opening Night

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Sat 14 Sep 8:00 PM

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Tue 17 Sep 7:00 PM Ambassador Forum

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Wed 18 Sep 7:00 PM

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Thu 19 Sep 8:00 PM

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Fri 20 Sep 8:00 PM

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Sat 21 Sep 2:00 PM Matinee

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Sat 21 Sep 8:00 PM

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Sun 22 Sep 4:00 PM EAT/TALK/PLAY

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Tue 24 Sep 7:00 PM

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Thu 26 Sep 8:00 PM

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Special Events

Backstage Story

Surprise yourself and find out what's happening in the rehearsal room at these fascinating behind-the-scenes talks with the director, designers and cast. Learn everything you need to know about the show before you go!

Mon 26 Aug - 6:30 p.m.

FREE - ATC Studios, 487 Dominion Rd, Balmoral (Carpark & entry off Brixton Road)


Eat/Talk/Play is a pre-show event that gives you a deeper insight about the show you are about to see. Held in the ASB Waterfront Theatre's Villa Maria Gallery, Eat/Talk/Play is the perfect pre-show event that will enrich your theatre-going experience.

Sun 22 Sep - 2:45pm