Strangers on a Train at Gielgud Theatre tickets
Strangers on a Train at Gielgud Theatre tickets

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About the show

Craig Warner adapts Patricia Highsmith’s highly-acclaimed classic Strangers on a Train into an intense and gripping thriller, which journeys into London’s Gielgud Theatre. Later turned into a 1951 Alfred Hitchcock film, Strangers on a Train tells the tale of a seemingly harmless conversation which develops into a deadly nightmare of blackmail, torment and murder.

Based on Highsmith’s novel, this whole new adaptation of Strangers on a Train sees the sinister story turned into a tentative two-hander between Guy Haines and Charles Bruno. When the pair meet, they immediately strike up a conversation where Haines confides that he desperately wants to divorce his unfaithful wife, Miriam, and Bruno equally confides that he would love for his wealthy father to disappear. Instantly, Bruno proposes a scheme that will see them rid of their problems by murdering each other’s enemy and suggests that they will never be linked to the crimes as they are perfect strangers. Taking it as a gruesome joke, Haines thinks no more about it until he finds that Bruno has killed his wife and is keen for him to fulfil his part of the agreement.

Prolific actor Laurence Fox stars as Guy Haines, alongside Jack Huston as Charles Bruno. Fox is a RADA-trained actor best-known for playing James Hathaway in the hit ITV series Lewis, as well as featuring in the West End’s Our Boys. Huston is a renowned screen actor, appearing in a multitude of film and television, including The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Boardwalk Empire and Kill Your Darlings. Further cast members include Christian McKay (Rush) as Gerard, Miranda Raison (My Week with Marilyn) as Anne, Imogen Stubbs as Elsie and Myanna Buring as Miriam.

Brought to the stage by acclaimed theatre and screen director Robert Allan Ackerman, Strangers on a Train features design by Tim Goodchild, lighting by Tim Lutkin, sound by Avgoustos Psillas (for Autograph) and costume by Dona Granata. A dark and sinister tale of betrayal, torment and terror Strangers on a Train promises to bring a strong sense of macabre to the West End’s Gielgud Theatre in this brilliantly gripping tale.

Recommended for

Fans of dark and gripping murder mysteries will find resonance in this particular production, which takes its audiences on a terrifically sinister journey. This production is not suitable for children.

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Opened: 02 Nov 2013
Press night: 19 Nov 2013
Booking from: 27 Jan 2014
Booking until: 22 Feb 2014

Location and map

Gielgud Theatre
35 Shaftesbury Avenue
London, W1D 6AR

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