Strangers on a Train, Based on Novel, to Star Laurence Fox and Jack Huston at London's Gielgud Theatre

News   Strangers on a Train, Based on Novel, to Star Laurence Fox and Jack Huston at London's Gielgud Theatre Laurence Fox and Jack Huston will star in Strangers on a Train, Craig Warner's new stage adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's novel of the same name. Performances will begin at the West End's Gielgud Theatre Nov. 2.

The story is best known for the 1955 film version that was directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starred Farley Granger and Robert Walker in the roles of Guy Haines and Charles Bruno, now being played by Fox and Huston, respectively.

In the plot,  "a seemingly innocent conversation soon turns into a dangerous reality for Guy Haines (Fox) when he meets Charles Bruno (Huston) on a train journey. Ahead lies a deadly 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."

It is directed by Robert Allan Ackerman, who has previously staged Our Town, When She Danced, Burn This, A Madhouse in Goa and Torch Song Trilogy in the West End. His extensive New York credits include Taken in Marriage, Bent, Extremities and Slab Boys.

Fox and Huston last appeared in the West End together in 2002 in Mrs. Warren's Profession at the Strand Theatre (now the Novello). Fox was most recently seen in the West End in Our Boys at the Duchess Theatre. On television, he is best known as DS James Hathaway in "Lewis." Films include "W.E." and "Elizabeth: The Golden Age." Huston's screen credits include "Boardwalk Empire," "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," "Factory Girl" and as Jack Kerouac in the new film "Kill Your Darlings," which will be released in the U.K. in November.

Also in the cast are Christian McKay (currently starring in Ron Howard's film "Rush"), Miranda Raison (seen in The River at the Royal Court, The Physicists at the Donmar Warehouse and Anne Boleyn at Shakespeare's Globe), Imogen Stubbs (whose recent stage credits include Third Finger, Left Hand and Salt, Root and Roe, both at Trafalgar Studios 2, Orpheus Descending and Private Lives, both at Manchester's Royal Exchange, and A Marvellous Years for Plums at Chichester Festival Theatre), and MyAnna Buring (soon to be seen in the Christmas special of "Downton Abbey," and who appeared as Tanya Denali in the final two Twilight films, "Breaking Dawn," Parts 1 & 2). The production will be designed by Tim Goodchild, with costumes by Dona Granata, lighting by Tim Lutkin, projection design by Peter Wilms and sound by Avgoustas Psillas for Autograph.

It is being produced by Barbara Broccoli, Colleen Camp, Michael G Wilson, Lucky VIII/Lou Spisto, Frederick Zollo and Michael Rose Limited for Strangers (UK) Limited.

To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 482 5130 or visit www.strangersonatrainlondon.com for more details.

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