Rough Crossing

All aboard for the long-awaited return of Rough Crossing, from Academy, Tony and Olivier award-winning writer Tom Stoppard, directed by acclaimed director Rachel Kavanaugh

The star cast is led by John Partridge, winner of this year’s Celebrity Masterchef, well known to TV audiences as EastEnders’ charismatic Christian Clarke, and one of West End theatre’s most prolific leading men (A Chorus Line, Chicago, and La Cage Aux Folles). Starring alongside John is Olivier-award nominee Charlie Stemp, fresh from his Palladium and Broadway triumphs (Hello, Dolly!, Half a Sixpence). They are joined by West-End star Issy van Randwyck (Fascinating Aïda), comedy TV favourite Matthew Cottle (Game On, The Windsors), Holby City’s Rob Ostlere (Arthur Digby) and Simon Dutton, TV’s Simon Templar (The Saint).

Two famous playwrights, one jealous composer, an unorthodox waiter, and a mistimed lifeboat drill… let the sharp Atlantic winds turn to gales of hysterical laughter as our colourful characters become tantalisingly tangled in a Stoppardian string of absurd events, as they feverishly try to rehearse a show whilst en route to New York.

Cast & Creative

CAST

John Partridge
Turai
Charlie Stemp
Dvornichek
Issy Van Randwyck
Natasha
Matthew Cottle
Gal
Rob Ostlere
Adam
Simon Dutton
Ivor

CREATIVE

Rachel Kavanaugh
Director
Colin Richmond
Set and Costume Designer
Ben Cracknell
Lighting Designer
Dan Samson
Sound Designer
Rich Morris
Musical Supervisor

Quotes

‘FEW MODERN PLAYWRIGHTS SERVE A FIZZIER CHAMPAGNE OF VERBAL WIT THAN TOM STOPPARD’

NEW YORK TIMES

‘HYSTERICAL’

BROADWAY WORLD

Media

Photos: Pamela Raith

Book Tickets

2019

28 Jan – 9 Feb

WINDSOR Theatre Royal

01753 853 888

11 – 16 Feb

CHICHESTER Festival Theatre

01243781312

18 – 23 Feb

SALFORD The Lowry

0843 208 6000

25 Feb – 1 Mar

BATH Theatre Royal

01225 448844

5 – 9 Mar

MALVERN Festival Theatre

01684 892277

11 – 16 Mar

GUILDFORD Yvonne Arnaud

01483 44 00 00

18 – 23 Mar

PLYMOUTH Theatre Royal

01752 267222

25 – 30 Mar

NORWICH Theatre Royal

01603 63 00 00

1 – 6 Apr

LEEDS Grand Theatre

0844 848 2700

8 – 13 Apr

CAMBRIDGE Arts Theatre

01223 503333

15 – 20 Apr

NOTTINGHAM Theatre Royal

0115 989 5555

23 – 27 Apr

SHEFFIELD Lyceum Theatre

0114 249 6000