Cast announced for UK Tour of STRANGERS ON A TRAIN

A major new production of Strangers on a Train is set to steam into theatres across the UK next year. The masterful and gripping thriller is based on the taught psychological drama by the celebrated writer Patricia Highsmith (The Talented Mr Ripley, Carol), immortalised by Hitchcock’s Academy Award-winning film.

Opening at Brighton’s Theatre Royal on 5th January 2018, Strangers on a Train is presented by Ambassador Theatre Group and Smith and Brant Theatricals, and directed by Anthony Banks – the team behind the critically acclaimed and phenomenally successful tour of Patrick Hamilton’s Gaslight.

Casting is led by John Middleton (Detective Arthur Gerard) who left Emmerdale earlier this year in a deeply moving storyline, having played the village’s beloved Vicar Ashley Thomas for over 20 years.

Christopher Harper – currently appearing on the nation’s screens as Coronation Street’s Nathan Curtis in the show’s explosive grooming storyline – plays the charismatic and manipulative Charles Bruno, a psychopathic playboy who has a chance encounter with a troubled stranger, Guy Haines (played by Jack Ashton, Call The Midwife). Hannah Tointon, starring as Guy’s fiancé, Anne Faulkner, is famed for her roles in Mr Selfridge (alongside her sister, Kara), The Inbetweeners and Hollyoaks.

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 based on the world renowned 1950 novel by Patricia Highsmith, latterly made universally famous by the classic Alfred Hitchcock film. In the great tradition of Hitchcock, this spine-chilling tale will delight audiences with its marriage of dark wit and edge-of-the-seat tension.

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
Birmingham New Alexandra

5 – 10 February
Opera House, Manchester

12 – 17 February
New Victoria Theatre, Woking

19 – 24 February
Richmond Theatre, Richmond

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