Dujonna Gift and Sam Tutty to star in new musical Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York) at Kiln Theatre

New British musical Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York) is to run at Kiln Theatre.

Penned by writer duo Jim Barne and Kit Buchan, the musical was originally titled The Season. It 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, runs 16 November – 20 January 2024, with previews from 9 November. Tickets are on sale now here.

Featuring on the cast will be Dujonna Gift (Hamilton) and Sam Tutty (Dear Evan Hansen – Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical).

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

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The production is directed and choreographed by Tim Jackson with design by Soutra Gilmour, lighting design by Jack Knowles, sound design by Tony Gayle, musical direction by Sean Green, orchestrations by Lux Pyramid, casting by Julia Horan CDG with associate director Claira Vaughan and Kiln-Mackintosh Resident assistant director Jessica Mensah.

Jim Barne and Kit Buchan said: “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.”

For more information, visit kilntheatre.com

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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