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Rough Crossing for The Lowry

Published: 12 January 2019

Bill Kenwright presents the return of Rough Crossing by Academy, Tony and Olivier Award-winning writer Tom Stoppard at The Lowry in Salford February 18 to 23.

The cast is led by John Partridge, winner of this year’s Celebrity Masterchef and best known as Christian Clarke in EastEnders.

Joining him is one of musical theatre’s upcoming stars, Olivier Award nominee Charlie Stemp.

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 and Simon Dutton who portrayed Simon Templar in The Saint.

Two famous but desperate playwrights are stuck in 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.

A typically Stoppardian string of absurd events.

David Upton