Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead was first performed by the Oxford Theatre Guild at the Edinburgh Fringe in August 1966.
Subsequent rave reviews lead the play, which was written by Tom Stoppard, to its professional debut at The Old Vic in 1967.
Now Sinodun Players, working with renowned director Lucy Pitman-Wallace, will give their version at Wallingford’s Corn Exchange from Wednesday May 23 to Saturday
The play expands upon the exploits of two minor characters from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the courtiers Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.
The action of the play takes place mainly “in the wings” of Shakespeare’s play, with brief appearances of major characters from Hamlet who enact fragments of the original’s scenes.
Between these episodes, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern voice their confusion at the progress of events occurring onstage without them and become further bemused by the appearance of the troupe of actors and their enigmatic leader.
The show is both funny and thought-provoking and will form part of Sinodun Players 70th Anniversary year.
Adult tickets are £10. To book or for more information head to cornexchange.org.uk.