Strangers on a Train: Two strangers. One conversation. The perfect murder.
A seemingly innocent conversation soon turns into a nightmarish and dangerous reality for Guy Haines when he meets Charles Bruno on a train journey. Ahead lies a lethal 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.
Get along to see this new thriller, as the classic Strangers on a Train opens at the Gielgud Theatre on 2nd November 2013. Written by Craig Warner and based on Patricia Highsmith’s acclaimed novel, which was the inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock’s popular film, this new production stars Laurence Fox (Guy), Jack Huston (Bruno), Christian McKay (Gerard), Miranda Raison (Anne), Imogen Stubbs (Elsie) and MyAnna Buring (Miriam).
Playwright Craig Warner acquired the stage rights to Strangers on a Train in 1995, and later wrote both theatrical and radio adaptations.
There have been a number of theatrical productions worldwide, as well as a radio version of Strangers on a Train, which was recorded and broadcast by the BBC, and also released on CD.
The plot of the psychological thriller Strangers on a Train (1950) by Patricia Highsmith, adapted into a film in 1951 by director Alfred Hitchcock: Architect Guy Haines wants to divorce his unfaithful wife, Miriam, so that he can marry the woman he loves, Anne Faulkner. While on a train he meets Charles Anthony Bruno, a psychopathic playboy who suggests an idea to “exchange murders”: Bruno will kill Miriam if Guy kills Bruno’s father; for which neither will have a motive, and the police will have no grounds to suspect either of them. Guy does not take Bruno seriously, but Bruno kills Guy’s wife while Guy is away in Mexico. And so the story unfolds…
Booking from: 2nd November 2013 – 22nd February 2014
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees: Wednesday and Saturday 2.30pm
London, W1D 6AR
Sunday 22nd September 2013