A major new production of Strangers on a Train is set to steam across the UK at the start of 2018, it has been announced today.
The masterful thriller is based on the taut psychological drama by the celebrated writer Patricia Highsmith (The Talented Mr Ripley, Carol) that was immortalised in Hitchcock’s Oscar-winning film.
Strangers on a Train, directed by Anthony Banks, will be headed by former Emmerdale star John Middleton who plays Detective Arthur Gerard.
He is joined by Corrie bad boy, Christopher Harper who is currently appearing on the nation’s screens as paedophile and pimp Nathan Curtis.
Harper plays the charismatic and manipulative Charles Bruno, a psychopathic playboy who has a chance encounter with a troubled stranger, Guy Haines, played by Call The Midwife’s Jack Ashton.
Hannah Tointon, (Mr Selfridge, The Inbetweeners and Hollyoaks) stars as Guy’s fiancé, Anne Faulkner.
A fateful encounter takes place between two men in the dining carriage of a train crossing America.
Guy Haines is the successful businessman with a nagging doubt about the fidelity of his wife.
Charles Bruno is a cold, calculating chancer with a dark secret.
A daring and dangerous plan develops from this casual conversation, setting in motion a chain of events that will change the two men’s lives forever.
Strangers On A Train was written by Craig Warner and is based on the world renowned 1950 novel by Patricia Highsmith.
Director Anthony Banks’ credits include this year’s successful production of Gaslight, from the same production team as Strangers, that starred Kara Tointon and Keith Allen.
2018 TOUR DATES
5 – 13 January, Theatre Royal, Brighton
15 – 20 January, Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
22 – 27 January, Theatre Royal, Glasgow
29 January – 3 February, New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
5 – 10 February, Manchester Opera House
12 – 17 February, New Victoria Theatre, Woking
19 – 24 February, Richmond Theatre,
26 February – 3 March, Arts Theatre, Cambridge
5 – 10 March, Grand Opera House, York
19 – 24 March, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
27 – 31 March, New Theatre, Cardiff.