at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Thursday 14th March 2019
£42.00 All seats
Anthony Andrews leads the cast in this hilarious Tom Stoppard play. 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 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.
There will be time for lunch prior to the 2.30 pm matinee performance.