Kiln Theatre announces London premiere of 'Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York)'

This new British musical, previously named The Season, is set in New York during the Christmas holiday period, and will have an eight-week run this winter.

Bea Maynard
Bea Maynard

Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York) will run at the Kiln Theatre this winter following successful runs in Northampton and Ipswich.

Jim Barne and Kit Buchan's new musical , previously titled The Season, begins previews 9 November and plays until December 23.

This production follows naïve Dougal as he's flying to New York for his Dad's second wedding, and Robin, the sister of the bride, who is picking him up from the airport. As the over-the-top wedding is fast approaching, they must navigate around the city during the biggest holiday periods of the year whilst not seeing eye-to-eye.

"We feel so lucky to be given the chance to rework the show and experience it in a new space, in front of a new audience. We’ve loved getting to know the team at the Kiln and can’t wait to see Two Strangers playing under their roof.” Writers Barne and Buchan said in a statement.

Two Strangers won the Stage Debut Best Composer/Lyricist award in 2020, and premieres in London after an acclaimed run at the Northampton's Royal & Derngate and Ipswich's The New Wolsey Theatre.

Tim Jackson directs and choreographs, with design by Soutra Gilmour, lighting design by Jack Knowles, sound design by Tony Gayle, music directed by Sean Green and music orchestrated by Lux Pyramid.

Casting will be announced at a later date.

Photo credit: Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York). (Photo courtesy of production)

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