'Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York)' extends performances through August 2024

Olivier Award winner Sam Tutty and Dujonna Gift star in this adorable two-hander by Jim Barne and Kit Buchan. Performances have been extended to 31 August.

Olivia Rook
Olivia Rook

New British musical Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York) has extended performances by seven weeks at the Criterion Theatre in the West End. The show is now booking until 31 August.

Jim Barne and Kit Buchan's musical transferred to the West End earlier this month, following a sold-out, extended run at London's Kiln Theatre.

The production stars Olivier Award winner Sam Tutty (Dear Evan Hansen) as Dougal and Dujonna Gift (Hamilton, Caroline or Change, Motown: The Musical) as Robin.

The full creative team includes director and choreographer Tim Jackson, designer Soutra Gilmour, lighting designer Jack Knowles, sound designer Tony Gayle, and orchestration by Lux Pyramid.

In a review for London Theatre, our critic said: "Barne and Buchan have crafted a sharp modern update to the Richard Curtis-esque Transatlantic meet-cute, adding welcome spice to that treacly recipe."

The musical follows Dougal as he heads to New York for his dad's second wedding. Once there, he meets New Yorker and sister of the bride Robin and, together, they embark on a 36-hour journey across the city.

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Photo credit: Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York). (Photo by Tristram Kenton)

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