Strangers on a Train (play)

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Strangers on a Train
Strangers on a Train (play).jpg
2013 production poster
Written by Craig Warner
Date premiered 2 November 2013 (2013-11-02)
Place premiered Gielgud Theatre
Genre Thriller

Strangers on a Train is a play written by Craig Warner and is based on the 1950 the novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith. The show made its West End and world premiere at the Gielgud Theatre on 19 November 2013, following previews from 2 November.

Production history[edit]

Strangers on a Train is a thriller[1] written by Craig Warner, based on the 1950 novel Strangers on a Train[2] written by Patricia Highsmith.[3] Officially confirmed on 20 September 2013,[4] the play began previews on 2 November 2013,[5] before making its world premiere at the Gielgud Theatre on 19 November,[6] booking until 22 February 2014.[7] The production is directed by Robert Allan Ackerman,[8] produced by Barbara Broccoli, with design by Tim Goodchild, lighting by Tim Lutkin, sound by Avgoustas Psillas, projection design by Peter Wilms and costumes by Dona Granata.[9] Casting for the production included Laurence Fox as Guy,[1] Jack Huston as Bruno,[1] Christian McKay as Gerard, Miranda Raison as Anne, Imogen Stubbs as Elsie and MyAnna Buring as Miriam.[10] A typical West End performance runs 2hrs 30mins, including one interval.[11]

Principal roles and original cast[edit]

Character Original West End performer[12][13]
Guy Laurence Fox
Bruno Jack Huston
Gerard Christian McKay
Anne Miranda Raison
Elsie Imogen Stubbs
Miriam MyAnna Buring
Faulkner Tim Ahern
Treacher Nick Malinowski
Ralph Alastair Natkiel
Dr Swan Scott Sparrow
Myers Tam Williams

Critical reception[edit]

The West End production of Strangers on a Train received positive reviews from critics.[14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Acting dynasties collide in revival of thriller Strangers on a Train". standard.co.uk. London Evening Standard. 16 October 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Fatal Attraction and Strangers On A Train headed for the West End stage". radiotimes.com. Radio Times. 21 September 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Boardwalk Empire’s Jack Huston on His Famous Family & Murderous Role in London’s Strangers on a Train". london.broadway.com. Broadway.Com. 20 November 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Fatal Attraction and Strangers On A Train head to West End stage". bbc.co.uk/news. BBC News. 20 September 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Strangers on a Train". playbill.com. Playbill. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "New Strangers on a Train Trailer". officiallondontheatre.co.uk. Official London Theatre. 31 October 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Opening: Strangers on a Train, Eric and Little Ern and In the Next Room or the vibrator play". whatsonstage.com. Whats On Stage. 18 November 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "Laurence Fox and Jack Huston cast in Strangers on a Train at Gielgud". thestage.co.uk. The Stage. 20 September 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "Strangers on a Train, Based on Novel, to Star Laurence Fox and Jack Huston at London's Gielgud Theatre". playbill.com. Playbill. 20 September 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "Strangers on a Train Will Roll Onto the West End Starring Laurence Fox and Jack Huston". broadway.com. Broadway.Com. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "Strangers on a Train". delfontmackintosh.co.uk. Delfont Mackintosh. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  12. ^ "The Cast". strangersonatrainlondon.com. Strangers on a Train (play). Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "Strangers On A Train". delfontmackintosh.co.uk. Delfont Mackintosh. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "Strangers on a Train stage production thrills critics". bbc.co.uk/news. BBC News. 20 November 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  15. ^ "Strangers on a Train grips theatre critics". scottishdailyexpress.co.uk. Daily Express. 20 November 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  16. ^ "Strangers On A Train review". theguardian.com. The Guardian. 20 November 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  17. ^ "This adaptation of Hitchcock's classic 1951 film, starring Laurence Fox, is overwrought and overblown". telegraph.co.uk. The Telegraph. 24 November 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  18. ^ "Strangers on a Train is grippingly unpleasant stuff and heralds the return of the successful thriller in the West End". telegraph.co.uk. The Telegraph. 20 November 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  19. ^ "'This spine-snapper of a stalker tale': Quentin Letts reviews Strangers On A Train at the Gielgud Theatre". dailymail.co.uk. Daily Mail. 20 November 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  20. ^ "Highsmith's psychological thriller pulls into the West End, with a little 'Hitch' still on board". theartsdesk.com. The Arts Desk. 20 November 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  21. ^ "Strangers On A Train: Theatre review". independent.co.uk. The Independent. 20 November 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 

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