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This August Tim makes his Sydney Theatre Company (STC) debut performing, with Toby Schmitz, in Tom Stoppard’s absurdist, existentialist tragicomedy Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.

As tickets have been flying out the door and across that beautiful harbour, an extra week has been added. The show previews Tuesday 6th August to Friday 9th August, opens on Saturday 19th August and now runs until Saturday 14th September 2013.

Tickets are available from the Sydney Theatre website here or you can phone: 02 9250 1777. Prices range from $50 – $105 and further details are available via their website. Snap ’em up while you can!

When news of this role first broke, Tim said: “I adore Stoppard, I adore this play, and Toby and I love working together. So when Luke (Cowling – who co-directed the UWA version) suggested that we should try to play the title roles opposite each other, I got very excited. Eventually the idea ended up with the STC who in turn suggested the incredible Simon Phillips as director. I’ve known for some time that it was going to happen, but now it’s actually been officially announced, I can properly start shitting myself. With fear, as well as excitement.

Tim and Toby have a history together, having met way back in the olden days when Tim was 17 and Toby, 15. In 1996, Tim and Toby played the minor characters of The Player and Hamlet, respectively, in a University of Western Australia (UWA) production of Rosencrantz and Guilderstern are Dead, directed by Gen Hegney and Luke Cowling, at the Dolphin Theatre, Perth. They (along with Travis Cotton) also co-wrote a musical called This Blasted Earth, which they put on in 2004.

Rehearsals will be starting soon…

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7 Comments

Sadie Kelly on 16th of September 2013

This needs to be released on DVD. I need it!

Stephanie Brueggeman on 6th of July 2013

Come to St. Louis, MO. PLEASE!!!

Terrie Sharp on 27th of June 2013

If only This Troupe could play Southern California…It would truly be a “Sacred Event” for some of us!!!

Jenny Richardson on 24th of June 2013

Please come to Houston Texas, we need entertainment such as Tim Minchin HERE! love that guy!!!

laura on 23rd of June 2013

or melbourne?

Sue Richardson on 22nd of June 2013

Lucky Sydney – any possibility of bringing Rosencrantz and Guilderstern to the UK?

Ali Wright on 21st of June 2013

Any chance of “Rosencrantz” coming to Perth?

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