Rough Crossing

a delightful comedy by Tom Stoppard
7 Nov – 22 Dec 2011
7 Nov – 22 Dec 2011
Performances daily at 7.30pm, ex. Sundays

Ticket sales from 10 Oct 2011

55 minutes
20 minutes
50 minutes
approx. at 9.45pm


On a transatlantic ocean-liner heading to New York, the playwrights Turai and Gal have only four days left to complete their new Broadway hit, The Cruise of the Dodo. It should be plain sailing for the successful duo, except their young protégé and composer, Adam, has fallen rapturously in love with the temperamental leading lady, Natasha, who’s just been caught in a compromising situation with the leading man! Which results in Adam tossing his score overboard and threatening to do likewise himself.

Can Turai pull off a masterstroke and reunite Adam and Natasha? Will Gal ever stop eating long enough to help complete the play? And why is the ingenious ship steward, Dvornichek, only able to stay upright when the ship is tossed about in a turbulent storm?

Stoppard’s deliriously funny play is an affectionate tribute to the Golden Age of sophisticated comedy. Rough Crossing is a feast of verbal wit, physical comedy and sheer theatrical virtuosity.

Cast & Creative Team

Andrew Macbean
Adam Venus
Christopher Berry
Robert Traynor
Basienka Blake
Michael Fenner

Philip Dart
Charles Cusick Smith
André Previn
Magnus Gilljam
Ariana Pullano
Sally Brooks
By arrangement with G. Schirmer; INC. publisher and copyright owner.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Klavierhaus Förstl for their generous support.

There will be one intermission of twenty minutes.
No photographs or recording allowed in the theatre without prior permission from the management.