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Strangers on a Train - Gielgud Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

LAURENCE Fox (as Guy) and Jack Huston (Bruno) will star in Craig Warner’s adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s 1950 thriller, Strangers on a Train, which runs at the Gielgud Theatre from November 2, 2013 to February 22, 2014.

A seemingly innocent conversation soon turns into a nightmarish and dangerous reality for Guy Haines when he meets Charles Bruno on a train journey.

Ahead lies a lethal 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.

Robert Allan will direct a cast that also includes Christian McKay (as Gerard), Miranda Raison (Anne), Imogen Stubbs (Elsie) and MyAnna Buring (Miriam).

Laurence Fox and Jack Huston previously appeared together in the 2002 West End production of Mrs Warren’s Profession at the Strand Theatre.

Laurence Fox’ other stage credits include Our Boys (Duchess Theatre) and Treats (Garrick Theatre). On television, he is best known as DS James Hathaway in Lewis.

Although Jack Huston is best known for his role in Boardwalk Empire, his other credits include The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and Factory Girl.

Christian McKay has appeared on stage in Rosebud: The Lives of Orson Welles and in the films Rush and Me and Orson Welles.

Miranda Raison’s previous theatre work includes The Rivals (Salisbury Playhouse), The Man Who Came to Dinner (Chichester Festival Theatre), The River (Royal Court Theatre), The Physicists (Donmar Warehouse) and Anne Boleyn (Shakespeare’s Globe). She’s a familiar face on television following roles in Spooks (as Jo Portman) and Married Single Other (as Abbey).

Imogen Stubbs’s theatre credits include Third Finger, Left Hand and the Olivier Award nominated Salt, Root And Roe (Trafalgar Studios), Hamlet (Old Vic), Little Eyolf (Jermyn Street Theatre), Private Lives (Manchester Royal Exchange), Shared Experience’s The Glass Menagerie (Salisbury Playhouse) and Michael Frayn’s Alphabetical Order (Hampstead Theatre).

MyAnna Buring’s screen credits include Ripper Street, Downton Abbey, The Descent and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Parts 1 and 2.

Produced by Barbara Broccoli, Strangers on a Train will be designed by Tim Goodchild and have lighting by Tim Lutkin.

Strangers on a Train was famously filmed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1951 and starred Farley Granger and Robert Walker.