Kiln Theatre today announces that Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York), a new British musical penned by writer duo Jim Barne and Kit Buchan, will complete their current season. Originally titled, The Season, the musical won a Stage Debut Best Composer/Lyricist award in 2020 and played to critical acclaim at Royal & Derngate and The New Wolsey Theatre.
The new production, directed by Tim Jackson, opens on 16 November, with previews from 9 November, and runs until 23 December. Tickets are on sale from today, and cast is to be announced.
Jim Barne and Kit Buchan said today, “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.”
Artistic Director of Kiln Theatre, Indhu Rubasingham, commented “There’s something incredibly special about a musical on the Kiln stage – the wonderful intimacy of the space provides a perfect place in which audiences can very much be a part of the production. And this one, Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York), is a glorious one – a new British musical from the striking duo Jim Barne and Kit Buchan, directed by Tim Jackson, and designed by Soutra Gilmour. Witty and original, I have no doubt this will be an engaging and exhilarating evening.”
Dougal is a naive, impossibly upbeat Brit, flying to New York for his Dad’s second wedding. The Dad he’s never known.
Waiting for him at the airport is Robin, the sister of the bride. She’s a native New Yorker, she’s late for work, and she doesn’t have time to stop and see the sights.
Instant attraction? Definitely not.
But with an extravagant wedding approaching and the city at their feet – anything could happen.
Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York) is at Kiln Theatre 9 November – 23 December 2023