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Daniel Radcliffe to star in Stoppard revival at the Old Vic

Daniel Radcliffe has been cast in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead at the Old Vic. Photo: Twocoms/Shutterstock
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Daniel Radcliffe is to star in a 50th anniversary revival of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead at the Old Vic.

The theatre’s 2017 season will also see the premiere of a new Conor McPherson play based around popular Bob Dylan songs.

Radcliffe will star alongside Joshua McGuire in the new production of Tom Stoppard’s 1966 play, which will be directed by David Leveaux.

It runs at the Old Vic in London from February 25 to April 29, with a press night on March 7.

McPherson’s Girl From North Country will run at the theatre from July 12 to October 7, with McPherson directing as well as writing the play.

It plays at the theatre after the previously announced Woyzeck starring Star Wars actor John Boyega.

Family production The Lorax will also return to the venue as part of next year’s season, running from October 15 to November 5.

The theatre will also introduce a variety of late night performances after main house shows finish, including a new musical play by David Greig and Charlie Fink – Cover My Tracks – that will run from June 5 to 17, directed by Max Webster.

Old Vic artistic director Matthew Warchus said he was “proud” to be announcing “these very different shows”.

He continued: “They round out my second season in which we continue to promote this iconic building as a gateway for as wide a range of people as possible to experience the breadth of what theatre can be and do.”

As well as its main shows, the Old Vic will stage a series of monologue by writers including Amelia Bullmore, John Godber and Patrick Marber.

Other writers taking part in the One Voice series include Shami Chakrabarti, Mark Watson, Marie Jones and Chris Terrio.

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