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Fox and Huston are West End Strangers

Published 20 September 2013

Laurence Fox and Jack Huston will return to the West End later this year to star in a new stage adaptation of psychological thriller Strangers On A Train when it opens at the Gielgud theatre.

Playing from 2 November, the production, which is based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith, tells the story of a seemingly innocent conversation that turns into a deadly nightmare of blackmail and psychological torment for Guy Haines (Fox) after meeting Charles Bruno (Huston) on a train.

The duo, who were last seen on stage together in the West End production of Mrs Warren’s Profession more than a decade ago, will be joined in the cast by Miranda Raison and Imogen Stubbs, who are also no strangers to the London stage.

Last seen in Ian Rickson’s acclaimed production of Jez Butterworth’s The River at the Royal Court, Spooks star Raison has appeared in productions including The Physicists at the Donmar Warehouse and Anne Boleyn at Shakespeare’s Globe, while RSC and National Theatre regular Stubbs was most recently seen in Third Finger, Left Hand and the Olivier Award nominated production of Salt, Root And Roe, both at the Trafalgar Studios.

Completing the cast are screen actor Christian McKay, who is best known for his roles in period-drama film Me And Orson Welles and historical drama series Borgia, and Downton Abbey star MyAnna Buring, whose other television credits include Ripper Street and White Heat.

Fox, who was last seen on stage in Our Boys at the Duchess theatre, and his co-star Huston are also well known for their screen work, Fox being best known for his role as DS James Hathaway in detective drama Lewis and Huston for his performance as Richard Harrow in Boardwalk Empire.

Strangers On A Train, which was made famous by Alfred Hitchcock in his hit 1951 film, will be directed by acclaimed stage and screen director Robert Allan Ackerman, who returns to the West End for the first time in 12 years, following previous productions of Our Town, When She Danced and Torch Song Trilogy.

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