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By Tom Stoppard
Music by Andre PrĂ©vin
Freely adapted from Ferenc MolnĂˇr's Play At The Castle
Enchantingâ€¦lavish art deco set
For acclaimed playwrights Sandor Turai and Alex Gal, their transatlantic journey from Cherbourg to New York should be plain sailing. Their new musical comedy is all but finished â€“ thereâ€™s just the trivial matter of the ending to sort out - and their protĂ©gĂ©, the brilliant young composer Adam Adam, is rapturously in love with their exotic leading lady, Natasha Navratilova. Four daysâ€™ sailing, a Broadway premiĂ¨re, another smash hit: what could possibly go wrong?
Stoppardâ€™s deliriously funny play is an affectionate tribute to the Golden Age of sophisticated comedy. With jokes that would have delighted Coward and songs that Irving Berlin might have penned, Rough Crossing is a feast of verbal wit, physical comedy and sheer theatrical virtuosity.
Fun for funâ€™s sake
"When staying in Pitlochry during the early part of the war, I chanced to see a stately house with a fairly large garden, quite close to the town. I at once realised that here my dream theatre might well be established in this fashionable resort right in the heart of Scotland"â€¦ John Stewart, Founder of Pitlochry Festival Theatre.