Tim Curry Withdraws from Chichester Festival Theatre's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Curry's departure is due to ill-health, following an on-going chest infection and repeated asthma attacks. His understudy, Chris Andrew Mellon, has taken over the role of The Player, although the theater is reportedly considering "its longer-term options."
Trevor Nunn directs the production, which stars, as previously reported, Samuel Barnett and Jamie Parker in the title roles.
The dark comedy centers on two secondary characters from Shakespeare's Hamlet, imagining some of the background action that goes unseen in the tragedy.