"The show's energy drains the longer it goes on"

"Robert Allan Ackerman’s production is stylish yet feels under-powered"
-The Evening Standard-

"While the mechanics of the dual murders are moderately exciting, in the second half the tension decelerates"
-The Guardian-

Sorry, Strangers on a Train closed on 22 Feb 2014

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About the show

Alfred Hitchcock's legendary 'Strangers on a Train' drives into the West End in a brand new stage production. This gripping new thriller is written by Craig Warner, and based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith which also inspired the hit film.  Robert Allan Ackerman directs this production, which is produced by 007 movie franchise supporters Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson. The play is designed by Tim Goodchild, with costumes by Dona Granata, lighting by Tim Lutkin and projection design by Peter Wilms.

One seemingly innocent conversation quickly evolves into a dangerous reality for Guy Haines. After meeting Charles Bruno on a train journey, he soon realises that their meeting will have nightmarish consequences. Blackmail and psychological torment soon threatens to consume Guy along with his family and career. Left with a difficult choice, he needs to decide whether he should kill, or be framed for a murder he did not commit.

The stage production features Laurence Fox, who was last seen in the West End in 'Our Boys' at the Duchess Theatre. On TV he is known for playing DS Hathaway in Lewis. He is joined by Jack Huston, whose screen credits include Boardwalk Empire, Factory Girl and the upcoming 'Kill Your Darlings'. Imogen Stubbs is a veteran of the stage, appearing in over 40 plays in the West End. They are joined by Christian Mckay and Miranda Raison.



Who Should See It?

Strangers on a Train will be enjoyed by fans of thrillers, including those familiar with the hit film. Those who have already seen 'The 39 Steps' will enjoy this new adaptation staring a host of familiar names. Please note this show is suitable for ages 8 and up.

Playing at

Gielgud Theatre
35 Shaftesbury Avenue
Seating Plan

Gielgud Theatre seating plan

Booking period

2nd Nov 2013

19th Jan 2021

22nd Feb 2014

Running time

2 hours 45 minutes