Two peripheral characters in Hamlet find themselves waiting in the wings, trying to comprehend the meaning of their summons to Elsinore.
Since its first production at the National Theatre in 1967, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead has been regarded as one of the funniest plays ever written.
Tom Stoppard is one of the most prolific playwrights of our time. His other plays include Arcadia, Travesties, The Real Thing and the film script of Shakespeare in Love.
William Galinsky joins the Arcola having worked at the Royal Shakespeare company and the Chichester Festival Theatre. Miriam Buether is the winner of the prestigious Linbury Prize.