Strangers on a Train
Strangers on a Train tickets are perfect for Hitchcock and Patricia Highsmith fans as the iconic thriller comes to London
Alfred Hitchcock’s 1950’s psychological crime thriller, Strangers on a Train, was based on Patricia Highsmith’s novel of the same name. Now the creepy tale, transformed for the stage, makes its London debut at the Gielgud Theatre from November 2013.
Like the novel and the Hollywood blockbuster, Craig Warner’s stage adaptation of Strangers on a Train will follow the unlikely encounter between Guy Haines and Bruno Anthony, who meet on a train to New York City. Guy, a budding architect, is looking to divorce his unfaithful wife, Miriam, so he can marry the object of his affection, Anne. As he is mulling this over on his journey to the Big Apple, he meets a talkative stranger named Bruno. The “strangers” talk over lunch in Bruno’s private train compartment, with the stranger claiming to understand Guy’s martial problems, suggesting he has the perfect solution…
Bruno confesses he is unhappy with his father and proposes, as strangers with no motives, Guy kills him and in return he will see to the Miriam problem. Initially laughing it off, Guy becomes freaked out and exits the train carriage, leaving Bruno to think the deal is sealed. Chaos ensues…
Directed by Robert Allan Ackerman, Strangers on a Train stars Laurence Fox as Guy, Jack Huston as Bruno and Imogen Stubbs as Anne. Other cast members include Christian McKay, Miranda Raison and Myanna Buring.
Strangers on a Train is a terrifying crime story fixated on prospect of a double murder. The show contains violent imagery and scenes of an unsuitable nature for young children.
Teenagers may enjoy the show when accompanied by an adult.