Murder! Blackmail! Locomotive-based intrigue! A new stage adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s 1950 page-turner Strangers on a Train—which was famously adapted into a movie by horror legend Alfred Hitchcock—will thrill audiences on the West End this fall.
Strangers on a Train is set to premiere on November 2, 2013 at London’s Gielgud Theatre on the West End, written by Craig Warner and directed by Robert Allan Ackerman. London stage stars Laurence Fox and Jack Huston (who starred together in Mrs. Warren’s Profession in 2002) will reunite as Guy Haines and Charles Bruno, two men whose seemingly innocent encounter on a train unravels a deadly nightmare of blackmail and psychological torment that threatens Guy’s career, marriage and sanity.
Joining headliners Fox and Huston in the play are Christian McKay, Miranda Raison, Imogen Stubbs and Myanna Buring. The production will feature design by Tim Goodchild, costumes by Dona Granata, lighting by Tim Lutkin, projections by Peter Wilms and sound by Avgoustas Psillas for Autograph.
Fans of horror and Hitchcock probably know the story well. But just in case you’re a stranger to Strangers, check out Guy and Bruno’s fateful first meeting in this clip from the classic film!