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Strangers on a Train

Strangers On A Train is based on the world renowned 1950 novel by Patricia Highsmith made universally famous by the classic Oscar-Winning Alfred Hitchcock film. In the great tradition of Hitchcock, this spine-chilling tale will delight you with its dark wit whilst having you on the edge of your seat from the start. Read more …

A fateful encounter takes place between two men in the dining carriage of a train crossing America. Guy is the successful businessman with a nagging jealousy; Charles is the cold, calculating chancer with a dark secret. A daring and dangerous plan develops from this casual conversation setting in motion a chain of events that will change the two men’s lives forever.

The cast is led by Christopher HarperCoronation Street’s Nathan Curtis, playing the charismatic and manipulative Charles Bruno. Having played Vicar Ashley Thomas in Emmerdale for over 20 years, John Middleton makes his UK touring stage debut as Detective Arthur Gerard. Completing the line-up is Call The Midwife favorite Jack Ashton as the troubled Guy Haines alongside Mr. Selfridge star Hannah Tointon as Guy’s fiancé Anne Faulkner.

The critical consensus

An intriguing evening, good enough to momentarily cast Hitchcock from one's mind.

***(*)(*)Maxwell Cooter, What's On Stage, 11/01/2018

This much-anticipated thriller fails to live up to its potential and ultimately there are too many flaws to make it truly enjoyable.

***(*)(*)Lauren Humphreys, The Reviews Hub, 23/01/2018

All the elements are there for a truly great show, they just don’t cohere.

***(*)(*)Peter Munro, The Wee Review, 23/01/2018

There's a delicious ambiguity to how things pan out, with the story's period setting lending an even more uptight edge. Unlike Hitchcock, neither Highsmith or Warner have any truck with feel-good endings.

***(*)(*)Neil Cooper, Coffee-Table Notes, 23/01/2018

Style and substance in classy thriller.

****(*)Lorna Irvine, The List, 24/01/2018

Features about Strangers on a Train

Hannah Tointon--Strangers on a Train

Neil Cooper, Coffee-Table Notes, 16/01/2018

Where and when?

Theatre Royal, Glasgow from Monday January 22, 2018, until Saturday January 27, 2018. More info:

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