Kensington Swan season of

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

By Tom Stoppard

11 SEP - 26 SEP 2019 — Theatre



Auckland Theatre Company


ASB Waterfront Theatre


2 hours and 50 minutes including interval


Haze & mature themes

Oscar-winning screenwriter and playwright Tom Stoppard turns Shakespeare’s Hamlet inside out in this hilarious slapstick comedy.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern find themselves as the headline act in Shakespeare’s greatest play. There’s no escaping their fate as pawns in Hamlet’s game of thrones, but before they are outwitted, the duo grab the spotlight as fearlessly funny commentators on their madcap predicament.

Delivered with wit and wisdom, this dazzlingly irreverent modern classic is a must-see for every theatre lover.

Production photography by Andi Crown


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.

Eat/Talk/Play for Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead will feature ATC artistic director Colin McColl in conversation with director Benjamin Henson.

Sun 22 Sep - 2:45 p.m.



It's Shakespearean folly to die for. Comic moments and sordid decadence collide in show-stealing performances of Stoppard's tragicomedy
New Zealand Herald
Elegant timing, a love of wordplay and some good ole fashioned slapstick!
Keeping up with NZ