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Rough Crossings

This show has now closed, please visit our London Shows page for a full list of current productions.

About the Show Less...

An epic journey in search of freedom, based on Simon Schama's bestseller. Read More >

As the American War of Independence reaches its climax, a plantation slave and a British naval officer embark on an epic journey in search of freedom. Divided by barriers of race but united in their ambitions for equality, their convictions will change attitudes towards slavery forever.

From the deep south of America to the scorched earth of West Africa, Rough Crossings is a compelling true story that marks the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade in the British Empire.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 25/09/2007

Opening Night: 28/09/2007

Closing Night: 13/10/2007

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Cast & Creative


Peter Bankole, Miranda Colchester, Peter de Jersey, Ian Drysdale, Dave Fishley, Andy Frame, Rob Hastie, Dawn Hope, Ed Hughes, Mark Jax, Jessica Lloyd, Michael Matus, Wunmi Mosaku, Ben Okafor, Patrick Robinson and Daniel Williams


Director - Rupert Goold

Producer - A Headlong Theatre co-production

Designer - Laura Hopkins

Sound - Adam Cork

Author - Simon Schama

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