20/09/2013

‘Strangers On A Train’ by Craig Warner

‘Strangers On A Train’ by current UEA student Craig Warner is a stage adaptation of the novel by Patricia Highsmith and will be performed at the Gielgud Theatre in London from 2nd November. The production stars Laurence Fox, Jack Huston and Imogen Stubbs and is directed by Robert Allan Ackerman. Craig (pictured) is currently completing the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) at UEA. His previous credits include the radio plays ‘By Where The Old Shed Used To Be’ and ‘Figure With Meat’ which won the 1989 and 1991 BBC/Methuen Giles Cooper Radio Best Play of the Year Award, the screenplays ‘The Mists of Avalon’, which was shortlisted for the 2001 Writers’ Guild Awards, ‘The Queen’s Sister’ which was shortlisted for the 2006 BAFTA Best Single Drama award, and ‘The Last Days of the Lehman Brothers’, which was broadcast on BBC2 and won the Seoul International Drama Awards Best Writer prize in 2010. His radio play ‘Tosca’s Kiss’ was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 earlier this year. Current Creative & Critical PhD student, Jack Reynolds, who completed the UEA Creative Writing MA in 2009, has been commissioned to write the programme notes for ‘Strangers On A Train’. A trailer for the play can be found here.

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