Sam Tutty & Dujonna Gift | Photo: Marc Brenner

Alex Mecklosky
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January 12, 2024 12:00 PM

The new British musical Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York), will transfer to the Criterion Theatre in the West End from  April 4th – July 14th 2024, following a record-breaking run at Kiln Theatre. The musical is directed by Tim Jackson, written by Jim Barne and Kit Buchan and designed by Soutra Gilmour. 

The critically acclaimed production has enchanted audiences during its extended 10-week sold-out run at Kiln which will finish on Saturday January 20th 2024. Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York) will mark Jackson, Barne and Buchan’s West End debuts. Barne and Buchan won The Stage Debut Award and the Stiles & Drewe prize for new musical theatre for an earlier version of the musical titled The Season, co-produced by Royal & Derngate, Northampton and the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich.

Having clocked up more than a million views on TikTok and 100k views on YouTube for three of the songs that feature in the show, ‘New York’, ‘If I Believed’ and ‘What’ll It Be’, the opening song ‘New York’ performed by Sam Tutty and Dujonna Gift is now available on all streaming platforms, with further tracks to be released soon.

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.

The full creative team includes Director and Choreographer Tim Jackson; Designer Soutra Gilmour; Lighting Designer Jack Knowles; Sound Designer Tony Gayle; Orchestration by Lux Pyramid; Casting Director Julia Horan CDG and Associate Director Claira Vaughan.

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Alex Mecklosky

As a native New Yorker, Alex has always loved everything involving theatre. With a degree in Theatre and New Media from Marymount Manhattan College, Alex realized that, since he was not talented enough to be on Broadway, the next best thing would be to write about it!