Stoppard comedy Rough Crossing opens in Cambridge on April 8

Rough Crossing is at Cambridge Arts Theatre. Picture: PAMELA RAITH

Rough Crossing is at Cambridge Arts Theatre. Picture: PAMELA RAITH - Credit: Archant

Tom Stoppard’s comedy Rough Crossing will be at Cambridge Arts Theatre from April 8-14.

Two famous playwrights are stuck on an ocean liner on their way to New York. They are feverishly trying to rehearse their latest show before reaching land.

The problem is that they are constantly distracted by the composer’s attempts to end it all, having heard his lover confess her feelings for the leading man. This work was adapted from The Play at the Castle by Hungarian dramatist Ferenc Molnár, set on board the SS Italian Castle.

Another English-language adaptation of this play was written in 1926 by P G Wodehouse, called The Play’s the Thing. André Previn wrote three original songs for the play, This Could Be the One, Where Do We Go from Here? and You Never Heard it from Me.

7.45pm with Thursday and Saturday matinees 2.30pm. Tickets £20-£35 from 01223 503333 or

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