Based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith directed by Robert Allan Ackerman opening at The Gielgud Theatre, London on Tuesday 19 November
Laurence Fox, Jack Huston, Christian McKay, Miranda Raison, Imogen Stubbs and MyAnna Buring will star in Strangers On A Train by Craig Warner, which will be presented at the Gielgud Theatre in London’s West End by Barbara Broccoli, Colleen Camp, Michael G. Wilson, Lucky VIII/Lou Spisto, Tim Degraye, Frederick Zollo and Michael Rose Limited for Strangers (UK) Limited. The production, directed by Robert Allan Ackerman, will open on Tuesday 19 November, following previews from Saturday 2 November. This gripping thriller is based on Patricia Highsmith’s acclaimed novel, which was the inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock’s legendary movie.
A seemingly innocent conversation soon turns into a dangerous reality for Guy Haines (played by Laurence Fox) when he meets Charles Bruno (Jack Huston) on a train journey. Ahead lies a deadly nightmare of blackmail and psychological torment that threatens to cost Guy his career, his marriage and his sanity. His choice: to kill, or to be framed for a murder he didn’t commit.
Laurence Fox and Jack Huston last appeared in the West End together in 2002 in Mrs Warren’s Profession at the Strand Theatre. Laurence Fox’s most recent West End appearance was in Our Boys at the Duchess Theatre. On television, he is best known as DS James Hathaway in LEWIS. Films include W.E. and ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE. Jack Huston’s television and film credits include BOARDWALK EMPIRE, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE, FACTORY GIRL and as Jack Kerouac in the new film KILL YOUR DARLINGS, which will be released in the UK in November. Christian McKay can currently be seen starring in the film RUSH directed by Ron Howard. Other film roles include Orson Welles in ME AND ORSON WELLES and TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY. Miranda Raison’s previous theatre work includes The River at the Royal Court, The Physicists at Donmar Warehouse and Anne Boleyn at Shakespeare’s Globe. Film and television credits include SILK, VEXED, SPOOKS and MY WEEK WITH MARILYN. Imogen Stubbs has appeared in over 40 plays in the West End and with the RSC and the National Theatre. She played the eponymous role of Anna Lee in the television series and her films have included Twelfth Night or What You Will, Sense and Sensibility and Jack and Sarah. MyAnna Buring’s recent television roles include Long Susan in RIPPER STREET, Edna in DOWNTON ABBEY and Lilly in WHITE HEAT. On film, she played Tanya Denali in the final two TWILIGHT films: BREAKING DAWN PARTS 1 & 2.
Craig Warner’s television screenplays include CODEBREAKER, a film about Alan Turing for Channel 4, THE LAST DAYS OF LEHMAN BROTHERS on BBC 2, MAXWELL on BBC 2 and THE QUEEN’S SISTER on Channel 4. His first radio play for the BBC, Great Men of Music, was included in Radio 4’s Young Playwrights Festival, and currently he is adapting Kafka’s The Castle for Radio 4, to be directed by Jonathan Miller.
Strangers On A Train brings back acclaimed film and stage director Robert Allan Ackerman to the West End for the first time in 12 years. His previous West End credits include Our Town with Alan Alda, When She Danced with Vanessa Redgrave, Burn This with John Malkovich, A Madhouse In Goa with Vanessa Redgrave and Torch Song Trilogy with Antony Sher. On Broadway, he has directed Taken in Marriage with Meryl Streep, Bent with Richard Gere, Extremities with Susan Sarandon and Slab Boys with Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon, and Val Kilmer. Strangers On A Train will be designed by Tim Goodchild, with costumes by Dona Granata, lighting by Tim Lutkin, projection design by Peter Wilms and sound by Avgoustas Psillas for Autograph.