by Tom Stoppard Directed by Peter Bannister Arnos Vale Cemetery, July 25-27
Who are we? Where are we going? Were we summoned? How are we to die? These and many more questions of existence are explored in what is arguably Tom Stoppard’s finest hour, or so, in a new production by the St Paul’s Players, Southville.
Stoppard, a famous son of Bristol, was responsible for penning one of the greatest works of 20th century British theatre in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, which despite being heavily influenced and driven by the existentialist movement of the Theatre of Absurd, is also hugely entertaining.
The play centres round the lives of two characters from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, who play a minor role in that great work, and are written off with a report from a messenger which gave Stoppard the title of his play.
The SPP Theatre Company invites you to join us on this journey through the wilds of the human imagination in this production directed by Peter Bannister, with Toby Rome and Sean Colledge taking the title roles.