A new production of Strangers on a Train is set to steam into theatres across the UK next year, and familiar faces from Mr Selfridge, Call The Midwife and Coronation Street have been confirmed to lead the cast.
The ‘masterful and gripping thriller’ is based on the psychological drama by writer Patricia Highsmith (The Talented Mr Ripley, Carol), which was adapted into a film by Alfred Hitchcock. The new UK tour will run from 5th January until 24th March 2018.
The play sees a fateful encounter take place between two men in the dining carriage of a train crossing America. Guy Haines is a 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.
Casting is led by John Middleton (Detective Arthur Gerard) who left Emmerdale earlier this year. He’ll be joined by Coronation Street’s Christopher Harper as the charismatic and manipulative Charles Bruno, and Jack Ashton (Call The Midwife) as Guy Haines.
Hannah Tointon, famed for her roles in Mr Selfridge, The Inbetweeners and Hollyoaks, will join the leads as Guy’s fiancée, Anne Faulkner.
Strangers on a Train is presented by Ambassador Theatre Group and Smith and Brant Theatricals, and directed by Anthony Banks - the team behind the tour of Patrick Hamilton’s Gaslight.
Selected tour dates
• Theatre Royal Brighton: 5th – 13th January
• Theatre Royal Glasgow, Glasgow: 22nd – 27th January
• New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham: 29th January – 3rd February
• Opera House Manchester: 5th – 10th March
• New Victoria Theatre, Woking: 12th – 17th February
• Richmond Theatre: 19th – 24th February
• Grand Opera House York: 5th – 10th March
• Aylesbury Waterside Theatre: 19th – 24th March
Group travel organisers should contact their chosen venue for information about group rates.
For further information visit www.atgtickets.com.