There's a well documented danger in big budget musicals of audiences coming out humming the sets instead of the tunes, as recently happened with with the eye-poppingly lavish Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. And now the sets are threatening to overwhelm the emotional content, too, of plays like the new stage version of Patricia Highsmith's Strangers On A Train that, like the aforementioned musical, began as a novel and has also been a film. Read more
A seemingly innocent conversation soon turns into a dangerous reality for Guy Haines when he meets Charles Bruno 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.