Strangers On a Trainset

at New Vic Theatre, Newcastle Under Lyme

Challenging a youth to turn down his music, Irene Sparrow, inventor of the left-handed crochet hook (patent pending, as seen on Dragon’s Den) finds herself under suspicion of murder after the train emerges from a tunnel with the young man dead.

But this is no ordinary train – each passenger is reading a book and each book is a portal into a parallel universe of train-related crime fiction.

With clever use of projection and multiple train sets, LipService give you a whistle-stop tour that will leave you breathless and racing for the refreshment coach.


Lip Service Theatre Company

Lip Service Theatre Company appearing at this event

Award-winning and critically acclaimed two-handed theatre company comprising Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding, who are well known for their adaptations of classic books. 'Lip Service are the Laurel and Hardy of literary deconstruction' (The Guardian) 'It really is quite some time since one has seen a theatre audience enjoy such total participation in every aspect of a show' (The Public Reviews on Inspector Norse).

See 4 tour dates featuring Lip Service Theatre Company

New Vic Theatre

  • Etruria Road
  • Newcastle Under Lyme
  • ST5 0JG

01782 717 962
Disabled Booking:
01782 717 962

Strangers On a Trainset image © LipService

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