BWW TV: Sneak Peek at West End's STRANGERS ON A TRAIN
Laurence Fox, Jack Huston, ChristIan McKay, Miranda Raison, Imogen Stubbs and MyAnna Buring will star in Strangers on a Train by Craig Warner, which will be presented at the Gielgud Theatre in London's West End by Barbara Broccoli, Colleen Camp, Michael G Wilson, Lucky VIII/Lou Spisto, Frederick Zollo and Michael Rose Limited for Strangers (UK) Limited. The production, directed by Robert Allan Ackerman, will preview from Saturday 2 November. This gripping thriller is based on Patricia Highsmith's acclaimed novel, which was the inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock's legendary movie. Check out a sneak peek below!
A seemingly innocent conversation soon turns into a dangerous reality for Guy Haines (played by Laurence Fox) when he meets Charles Bruno (Jack 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.
Craig Warner's television screenplays include Codebreaker, a film about Alan Turing for Channel 4, The Last Days of Lehman Brothers on BBC 2, Maxwell on BBC 2 and The Queen's Sister on Channel 4. His first radio play for the BBC,Great Men of Music, was included in Radio 4's Young Playwrights Festival, and currently he is adapting Kafka'sThe Castlefor Radio 4, to be directed by Jonathan Miller.
Strangers on a Train brings back acclaimed film and stage director Robert Allan Ackerman to the West End for the first time in 12 years. His previous West End credits include Our Town with Alan Alda, When She Danced withVanessa Redgrave, Burn This with John Malkovich, A Madhouse In Goa with Vanessa Redgrave and Torch Song Trilogy with Antony Sher. On Broadway, he has directed Taken in Marriage with Meryl Streep, Bent with Richard Gere, Extremities with Susan Sarandon and Slab Boys with Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon, and Val Kilmer. Strangers on a Train 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.
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