Rough Crossing

Bill Kenwright presents Tom Stoppard's

Rough Crossing


Monday 18 - Saturday 23 March 2019 Download Calendar

The Lyric


Bill Kenwright presents a brand new production of one of the most hilarious and brilliant plays by Tom Stoppard, Tony and Oscar award-winning writer of Arcadia, Travesties and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead.

Two famous but desperate playwrights are stuck on an Ocean liner headed for New York, feverishly trying to rehearse their latest show before reaching land, and opening night. But they are constantly distracted by their delicate composer’s attempts to end it all, having overheard his lover confess her feelings to the leading man. Add an absurdly unorthodox waiter, a mistimed lifeboat drill and a vanishing glass of brandy and soon the sharp Atlantic winds turn to world-class gales of laughter as these colourful characters become tangled up in a typically Stoppardian string of absurd events.

The cast for this production includes John Partridge, Charlie Stemp, Issy van Randwyck, Matthew Cottle, Rob Ostlere and Simon Dutton.

Age guide: Parental guidance required
Running time: 2 hours (approx.)

Pricing & Concessions

Prices from £12

Ticket prices vary and may be subject to change. Book early to get the best prices

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Under 16s, Student, Young Company
£6 off price bands A, B, & C (Mon – Thu eves & Sat mat)

Over 60s, Disabled, People’s Company, Unwaged
£3.50 off price bands A, B, & C (Mon – Thu eves & Sat mat)

Corporate Members:
£5 off price bands A, B, & C (Mon – Thu eves & Sat mat)

Half price tickets on price bands A, B, & C (First performance only)

Groups of 10+:
£5 off price bands A, B, & C (plus 1 complimentary ticket for bookings 20+)

School groups of 10+:
£10 tickets on price bands A, B, & C (Mon – Thu all performances)