STRANGERS ON A FILM by Stephen Wyatt

£3.50

Two hander. When Alfred Hitchcock invited Raymond Chandler to work with him on the film adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s Strangers on a Train, they were filled with mutual admiration. By the end they were filled with mutual loathing.

STRANGERS ON A FILM can be performed on its own or in a double bill with DOUBLE JEOPARDY which is about the relationship between Raymond Chandler and Billy Wilder

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CHARACTERS

ALFRED HITCHCOCK. Early 50s.

RAYMOND CHANDLER. Early 60s.

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY

An earlier version was first performed on BBC Radio 4 with Patrick Stewart as Chandler and Clive Swift as Hitchcock directed by Claire Grove

 

REVIEWS

“A treat. Beautifully poised writing and playing.” ELIZABETH MAHONEY in The Guardian

“Superb” VALERIE GROVE in The Oldie

“A real humdinger of a script” Daily Mail

“Delicious dialogue and subtle characterisation make this outstanding” PAUL DONOVAN in The Times

“Wyatt’s brilliant drama” Radio Times

“A brilliantly entertaining glimpse into the grouchy, secretive and inspired mindset of Chandler” MOIRA PETTY in The Stage

 

RUNNING TIME

Approximately 50 minutes

 

PREVIEW

Preview available here

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