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image for Play item typeRough Crossing at Norwich Theatre Royal

  • Norfolk Tourist Attractions Association member

Play, Mon 25 - Sat 30 Mar 2019, £10-£29.50


Rough Crossing

Rough Crossing


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.

Anthony Andrews is best known for his award-winning performance in Brideshead Revisited and for playing the title roles in Ivanhoe and The Scarlet Pimpernel.

"Few modern playwrights serve a fizzier champagne of verbal wit than Tom Stoppard" The New York Times

"Hysterical" Broadway World

On-site light refreshmentsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessFacilities for hearing impaired

3 bars, restaurant, cafe

Event details

Dates Times
Mon 25 - Sat 30 Mar 2019
Eves 7:30pm, Mats Wed & Sat 2:30pm
Captioned Performance: Wednesday 27th March, 2.30pm


Friends & Corporate Club: Half price first night.
Over 60s Special Price: Bands A & B £6 OFF Wed matinee
Under 18s Special Price: Bands A & B £8 OFF Tue-Thur evenings
Group Rates: (20+ 10% off, 40+ 20% off, 80+ 25% off)

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Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 13 Sep - Wed 10 Apr Explorers Drama Workshops
Thu 13 Sep - Wed 10 Apr Adventurers Drama Workshops
Wed 9 Jan - Wed 10 Apr Inspirers Drama Workshops
Sat 23 Mar Brendan Cole
Mon 25 - Sat 30 Mar Rough Crossing
Tue 2 - Sat 6 Apr Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake


Theatre Street,


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Map reference: TG 227083  Lat: 52.62673 Long: 1.28907

By Road:
Park at The Forum, Chapelfield Shopping Centre. Norwich train station 1 mile, Norwich bus station .5 mile.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Norwich station


  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

3 bars, restaurant, cafe