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Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York) Tickets

Criterion Theatre

Boy meets girl has a 21st-century twist in this charming new British musical, in the West End after a sold-out season at Kiln Theatre.

Two Strangers Musical Tickets: A Heartwarming New Rom-Com

A bumbling, wide-eyed British guy meets a no-nonsense NYC native during a family wedding… it’s just like in the movies! But what happens next? Find out in charmingly subversive new musical Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York). After a sensational premiere at Kiln Theatre, this gleeful spin on your favourite rom-com tropes is a breath of fresh air set amidst the snowy sights of the Big Apple, playing at the Criterion Theatre for a strictly limited season.

About Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York)

Dougal is upbeat, naive and British. He’s flown from the UK to New York for his dad’s second wedding - a dad he’s never really met or known. At the airport, sister of the bride Robin is waiting to pick him up. She’s an NYC native through and through, busy, late for work and not hanging around to see the sights.

Love at first sight? Or even attraction at first sight? Definitely not! But as the wedding approaches and the whole of the Big Apple at their feet, who knows what could happen?

This brand-new British musical premiered at Kiln Theatre over Christmas 2023 and was hailed by critics as a “charming” (Time Out) two-hander that captures the excitement and delights of Hallmark and Richard Curtis films… with a few twists to keep it from being too feather-light!

Two Strangers Musical Creative Team

This winsome show is the creation of composer Jim Barne and lyricist Kit Buchan, who won the 2020 Stage Debut Award for The Season. It is directed and choreographed by Tim Jackson, who recently worked on the Daniel Radcliffe-led Broadway revival of Merrily We Roll Along.

The original cast included Olivier Award winner Sam Tutty (Dear Evan Hansen) as Dougal and Dujonna Gift (Hamilton; Caroline, or Change) as Robin.

A Hit New British Musical Arrives!

Two Strangers has already proven a sensation, with a sold-out season at North London’s Kiln Theatre earning four and five-star reviews from critics. Described as “funny, heartfelt but unsentimental” (The Guardian) and a “self-referential treat” (The Independent), this is the perfect show for anyone who wants to be transported into a modern-day romantic comedy that happily riffs on the classics.

Tickets for Two Strangers at Criterion Theatre Available Now

Organise your own meet-cute in the West End with tickets to this sugar-sweet but self-aware new musical. Combining the nostalgia of classics like When Harry Met Sally with the knowing humour of 21st century life, Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York) is a must-see this year.

Performance dates:
12 Jun 2024 - 31 Aug 2024
Running time:
2 hours and 15 minutes including an interval.
Age recommendation:
Best for age 12+

Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York) Reviews

358 Reviews
  • 5 Stars75%
  • 4 Stars21%
  • 3 Stars2%
  • 2 Stars1%
  • 1 Stars1%

User Reviews


Fantastic new musical. Loved every minute of this show. Had read reviews and they were all positive but still didn't know what you expect. The cast are brilliant and the show is such a lovely story. Really hope to be able to see this again before it Read more

Performance date: 28 May 2024

Totally loved it. So well done, fresh, original and funny. Yet warm hearted, has soul and the two cast members just were their characters. I came out humming one of the songs and wanting the soundtrack - always tells me I loved it. I'll definitely t Read more

Performance date: 05 June 2024

Although I felt the story became a little predictable in parts, it was still a joy to watch due to the two quirky, troubled and contrasting characters, portrayed by two talented, vulnerable and humour-enthused actors.

Performance date: 08 June 2024

Show Times

How Long is Two Strangers?
Two Strangers running time is 2 hours and 15 minutes including an interval.
Matinee Shows
Performances start at 2.30pm and finish at 4.45pm or start at 3.00pm and finish at 5.15pm.
Evening Shows
Performances start at 7.00pm and finish at 9.15pm or start at 7.30pm and finish at 9.45pm.
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