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Peter DuBoisin (Director) with Emilia Fox and Theo James in rehearsal for Sex With Strangers at the Hampstead Theatre (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

In rehearsal: Sex With Strangers

Published January 18, 2017

Intricate romantic comedy Sex With Strangers is due to hit the Hampstead Theatre from 27 January, and we’ve had a sneak peek at the hugely exciting multifaceted love story starring Silent Witness actress Emilia Fox.

The UK premiere of Laura Eason’s smart comedy Sex With Strangers is a hilarious tale packed with hidden ambitions, soaring desires and secret agendas. Olivia, an attractive and talented but underappreciated mid-career writer, is unexpectedly trapped overnight in a secluded, snowed-in B&B with Ethan, an equally attractive and wildly successful young blogger.

Her latest novel is an unsung masterpiece; his blog is being made into a movie. She prefers books; he prefers eBooks. She is anonymous; he has half a million Twitter followers. But opposites soon attract – passionately – as each realise they want more of what the other has. But the closer they get, the more they must confront the murky side of ambition, success and Wi-Fi…

Sex With Strangers is directed by Peter DuBois (who led recent Hampstead hit Rapture, Blister, Burn in 2014) and stars Emilia Fox, who returns to the venue following the sell-out success of the same show, and screen star Theo James in his Hampstead debut.

Emilia Fox and Theo James in rehearsal for Sex With Strangers at the Hampstead Theatre (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

Emilia Fox and Theo James in rehearsal for Sex With Strangers at the Hampstead Theatre (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

Emilia Fox and Theo James in rehearsal for Sex With Strangers at the Hampstead Theatre (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

Emilia Fox and Theo James in rehearsal for Sex With Strangers at the Hampstead Theatre (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

Emilia Fox and Theo James in rehearsal for Sex With Strangers at the Hampstead Theatre (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

Emilia Fox and Theo James in rehearsal for Sex With Strangers at the Hampstead Theatre (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

Emilia Fox in rehearsal for Sex With Strangers at the Hampstead Theatre (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

Emilia Fox in rehearsal for Sex With Strangers at the Hampstead Theatre (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

Theo James in rehearsal for Sex With Strangers at the Hampstead Theatre (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

Theo James in rehearsal for Sex With Strangers at the Hampstead Theatre (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

Peter DuBoisin (Director) with Emilia Fox and Theo James in rehearsal for Sex With Strangers at the Hampstead Theatre (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

Peter DuBoisin (Director) with Emilia Fox and Theo James in rehearsal for Sex With Strangers at the Hampstead Theatre (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

The show plays from 27 January until 4 March; you can book your tickets through the venue’s website.