35-37 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6AR GB This show is now closed.
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Strangers On A Train

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4.1/5 - based on 28 reviews
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About Strangers On A Train

Performance Times
Mon - 19:30
Tue - 19:30
Wed 14:30 19:30
Thu - 19:30
Fri - 19:30
Sat 14:30 19:30
Sun - -

Strangers On A Train description

Strangers On A Train – A classic psychological thriller

Laurence Fox and Jack Huston are set to star in the latest stage version of writer Patricia Highsmith's famous thriller, Strangers On A Train, first made into a film by Alfred Hitchcock in 1951, starring Farley Granger and Robert Walker.

Fox and Huston have worked together before, back in 2002, in Mrs Warren's Profession. Miranda Raison and Imogen Stubbs also star in the play, which is produced Barbara Broccoli of James Bond fame. And the respected American film and theatre director Robert Allan Ackerman takes the helm as director, in a welcome return to the West End after a twelve year gap. Welcome back!

Strangers On A Train - The story

Two strangers meet on a train journey that leads to a nightmare of blackmail and psychological horror. In a classic tale that inspired Alfred Hitchcock to create a movie of the same name, the professional tennis player Guy Haines meets the sinister and wealthy Bruno Anthony.

Bruno reads the newspapers, so he already knows all about Guy’s mistress Ann Morton, his unfaithful wife Miriam and his unhappy marriage. As the drinks flow, the psychopathic mischief-maker Bruno sets about baiting Guy. He confesses he too is trapped, but by his father, who makes his life a misery. And he comes up with a dastardly idea. What if they exchange murders, with Guy killing Bruno’s father and Bruno killing Guy’s wife? After all, motiveless murders are much more difficult to solve… they might just get away with it.

It all seems like harmless fun, academic rather than real. When he reaches his stop, Guy bids Bruno a confused farewell, not realising the strange young man has taken the proposition to heart. When his wife is strangled, the full horror of the situation hits Guy like a freight train and his life descends into chaos. Bruno suffers too, as Karma dictates, and both men’s lives are ultimately changed forever.

Typical of the kind of story Hitchcock loved, the play’s theme exemplifies how, while everything looks perfectly fine on the surface of everyday life, evil lies just underneath. An excellent production with a license to thrill!

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Strangers On A Train reviews

4.1 out of 5 based on 28 reviews

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Recommended for:

Anyone (11%)
Families (11%)
Teenagers (14%)
Couples (50%)
Theatregoers (93%)
Latest customer reviews
Anonymous
Strangers

Disliked American accents, which spoiled the show

Reviewed on 20 February 2014 by

Anonymous
Excelent theatre production

Reviewed on 19 February 2014 by

Anonymous
Well staged but badly let down by absence of Laurence Fox

This was a much looked forward to day out, badly let down by arriving to find Laurence Fox and others "indisposed" We come up to London once every 2 years and the transport chaos, Thames valley floods did not stop us getting there!. Set, music and costumes fantastic This has really put me off. Theatre could not even give us free programmes or a refund and to add insult to injury had to wait like sardines in an overcrowded foyer to get into the auditorium. Terrible rain stopped us waiting outside. Not good enough. Given how much it cost us, theatre should have warned us yesterday morning so we could decide whether to bother.

Reviewed on 13 February 2014 by

Anonymous
brilliant performance

Reviewed on 07 February 2014 by

Anonymous
Shame about the train strike!

I enjoyed the show but unfortunately missed the beginning because of the train strike and with this play the beginning is all important. As I already knew the story I was able to catch up. Brilliant effects but wonder if it does not sometime distract from the action.

Reviewed on 06 February 2014 by

Anonymous
First Rate Excellent Performance!

This performance is excellent, the acting was first class and the story line was brilliant!

Reviewed on 06 February 2014 by

Anonymous
Stunningly atmospheric.

Reviewed on 29 January 2014 by

Anonymous
Stunningly atmospheric.

Reviewed on 29 January 2014 by

Anonymous
Stunningly atmospheric.

Reviewed on 29 January 2014 by

Anonymous
Great show, fantastic change of sets

Must see

Reviewed on 12 January 2014 by

Anonymous
great

Reviewed on 30 December 2013 by

Anonymous
Great acting

Reviewed on 12 December 2013 by

Anonymous
Brilliant

Brilliant gripping psychological thriller Did not see the end coming! Quite draining wonderful theatre as I would expect in the West End Disappointed to miss Lawrence Fox however

Reviewed on 08 December 2013 by

Anonymous
Disappointing

We were in row S under the circle and slightly difficult to hear actors. Laurence Fox in particular was difficult to understand and I felt his acting in general was poor. The highlight was the set which revolved showing different sets almost each time though that was also confusing sometimes. Just glad we hadn't paid full price for the tickets!

Reviewed on 26 November 2013 by

Anonymous
Suitable

Reviewed on 24 November 2013 by

Anonymous
Glitzy style over substance

All that glitters isn't necessarily gold. Seems the cinematic treatment is now served up to audiences when a strong story and authentic acting will always triumph. This show flickers but never quite fires the soul.

Reviewed on 23 November 2013 by

Anonymous
ON A WET AND COLD DAY IDEAL FOR A THRILLER

GOOD STORY WELL ACTED ONLY FAULT SOUND A BIT QUITE AT THE BEGINING OF PLAY BUT IMPROVED LATER

Reviewed on 21 November 2013 by

Anonymous
Deceptively dark

Reviewed on 19 November 2013 by

Anonymous
Stylish to watch but boring otherwise.

Reviewed on 15 November 2013 by