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‘CRITICS RAVE ABOUT
NEW ROM-COM MUSICAL’

BBC News

‘THE CHERRY ON TOP
OF THE WEST END!’

Theatre Weekly

‘AN INSTANT CLASSIC.
UNMISSABLE!’

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‘I LOVED EVERY DELICIOUS SECOND.
PURE BLISS!’

Sunday Express

‘FRESH. FUNNY.
FLAWLESS.’

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HE'S JUST ARRIVED.
SHE'S JUST THRILLED.

Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York) is London's 'delightful new musical rom-com' (Time Out), now playing to ecstatic audiences and earning a barrage of 5-star reviews from the critics!

This 'fresh, funny, flawless' (Observer) original musical has been called 'the cherry on top of the West End' (Theatre Weekly), featuring Dujonna Gift and Sam Tutty in‘two of the most captivating performances you will see this year’ (All That Dazzles).

Dougal is a naïve, impossibly upbeat Brit who's just landed in 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? Nope. But with an extravagant wedding approaching and the Big Apple at their feet, anything could happen...

‘An instant classic - part musical, part fairytale, part dream, and wholly unmissable’ (Spy in the Stalls), Two Strangers is 'as good a night out in the West End as you can get’ (WhatsOnStage.com).

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DUJONNA GIFT (ROBIN)

Her theatre work includes the multi-Olivier Award-winning, smash hit musical Hamilton (Victoria Palace Theatre), Caroline or Change (Playhouse Theatre) and Motown: The Musical (Shaftesbury Theatre). Her film work includes Disney’s Snow White opposite Rachel Zegler. 

SAM TUTTY (DOUGAL)

His theatre work includes the role of Evan Hansen in Dear Evan Hansen (Noël Coward Theatre) for which he won the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical and Once on this Island (British Theatre Academy/Southwark Playhouse). For film, his work includes Four Minute Warning and Romeo & Juliet, and for television, Hollyoaks

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JIM BARNE & KIT BUCHAN

(Writers)

Jim Barne has written music for films including The Ghost Trap, Worth, and the Oscar-nominated Living. He won the London Chamber Orchestra’s young composer competition, and Best New Score at the Horrorhaus Film Festival.

Kit Buchan’s poems have been published in Poetry Review, The White Review, Magma, Five Dials, Clinic, PERVERSE and The Best British Poetry anthology, and commended in the Poetry London and Ware Poets competitions.

Together they have won the Stage Debut Award and the Stiles & Drewe Prize for new musical theatre. Their second musical Catastrophe Bay was performed at the Bristol Old Vic in 2022, and is an NYMT production for 2024. They also write songs for their pop band, I Said Yes.

tim jackson

(director & choreographer)

Tim Jackson is a Director and Choreographer, and former Creative Associate of The Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch. Tim recently choreographed Neil Patrick Harris in Doctor Who: The Giggle (BBC1/Disney+) and the critically acclaimed Broadway production of Merrily We Roll Along starring Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff and Lindsay Mendez.

As Director: Kinky Boots (New Wolsey Theatre); The Hound of the Baskervilles (UK Tour); Treasure Island (Bolton Octagon); The Season (Royal & Derngate/New Wolsey Theatre); The Oliviers in Concert (Royal Festival Hall), The Stable (Lyric, West End).

As associate director: High Society (The Old Vic) and A Little Night Music (Tokyo).

Choreography in the West End includes: Merrily We Roll Along, A Christmas Carol, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Saturday Night, Mouthful, Stepping Out and four Olivier Awards ceremonies.

Tim has an MA from Mountview Academy and a BA in Music from Oxford University, specialising in Orchestration and Vocal Performance. Tim works as a singing coach and recently coached Bill Nighy for his Oscar-nominated performance in Living.

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This musical was first produced by the Royal & Derngate Northampton and New Wolsey Ipswich when it was called The Season.

This musical was developed through the Stiles and Drewe MTI Mentorship Award.

Excerpts from an earlier version of this musical were presented at BEAM2018, supported by Mercury Musical Developments and Musical Theatre Network.

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