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Media Contact: John Karastamatis, Sue Toth, Erin Nantais


With the four-week run of Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, starring beloved hobbits Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan of the Oscar-winning The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, completely sold-out before it has even begun, eight additional performances have been added, April 2 – 6, 2024, at the CAA Theatre. The production will now play 40 performances, from March 5 to April 6. 

Tickets for the additional performances will be available at 10AM on Thursday March 7 at or by calling 1.800.461.3333. 

This new Neptune Theatre production, directed by Jeremy Webb, of Tom Stoppard’s absurdist masterpiece comes to Toronto having just completed a sold-out four-week engagement in Halifax that was met with raves from critics and standing ovations from audiences. 

"A spectacle of emotional and intellectual craft, and cerebral magic. Took the city by storm, and the hype is absolutely to be believed. A shining gem across Neptune Theatre’s long history. Monaghan and Boyd are superb. There is a conversational ease between them playing off one another that sparks and titillates, giving the energy of a Shakespearean Fry and Laurie.” - Art Critique  

"Jeremy Web’s production is pitch perfect. Billy Boyd & Dominic Monaghan are fantastic.” - NS Reviews

“A triumph. Masterfully performed and imaginatively conceived. Boyd & Monoghan’s chemistry is electric. Their deep friendship is immediately apparent.” - The Way I See It


The story of Hamlet is reimagined in this brilliant comedy that thrusts two minor characters to the forefront. 

Prince Hamlet has been exiled to England by his treacherous uncle Claudius, who has murdered his brother (Hamlet's father) and crowned himself king. On his way to England in the company of his school friends Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, Hamlet discovers they are carrying a letter from King Claudius that commands that Hamlet be put to death when he arrives in England. Hamlet rewrites the letter to command that instead, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern be put to death. He then escapes back to Denmark. 

The bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are trapped in this absurdist universe where their lives are left to chance with the flip of a coin.  

Can our hapless protagonists triumph in a battle of wits, escape their fate, and make sense of a senseless world? 


Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead stars Billy Boyd as Guildenstern and Dominic Monaghan as Rosencrantz. The production also stars some of Canada’s most acclaimed actors:  (Michael Blake (The Player), Walter Borden (Polonius), Pasha Ebrahimi (Hamlet), Raquel Duffy (Tragedian, Gertrude), Drew Douris-O'Hara (Tragedian, Alfred), Jacob Sampson (Tragedian, Laertes), Mallory Amirault (Tragedian, Ambassador), Santiago Guzman (Tragedian, Horatio), Helen Belay (Tragedian, Ophelia), Jonathan Ellul (Tragedian, Claudius), and Erin Tancock (Tragedian, Fortinbras). 

The creative team, headed by Neptune Theatre’s artistic director Jeremy Webb, is: Kaelen MacDonald (Costume Designer), Leigh Ann Vardy (Lighting Designer), Andrew Cull (Set Designer), Angela Gasparetto (Movement Director), Deanna Choi (Sound Designer & Original Music Composer), Karen Bassett (Fight Director), Christine Oakey (Stage Manager), Rachel Dawn Woods (Assistant Stage Manager) and Anna Spencer (Assistant Stage Manager). 

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