Strangers On A Train Set


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As a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), very sadly all our scheduled performances have been cancelled for the forseeable future. If you have bought a ticket for any of our Spring performances please contact the venue directly. Many theatres are asking audience members to consider donating their initial purchase to support the touring companies and venues.

We are currently in the research and development phase of a new show, a farce set in a hotel called Chateau Ghoul. We were going to share some short scenes with audiences at Oldham Coliseum and New Adelphi this June. Instead we are making an interactive live streamed Zoomathon. We will be filming in mid July and hope to be sending out ticket links towards the end of July. In the meantime, to give you a flavour,  here we are having some costume fittings

Costume fittings for Chateau Ghoul

Some funny films for lockdown

To keep you entertained during lock down we are making a series of short comic films to keep you entertained. Our first two are below. Enjoy!

Mrs Gaskell and Charlotte Bronte run an online book group

The Bronte sisters in quarantine

Our mission

LipService have been creating original comedies from a distinctly female perspective since 1985. We have won many awards, most recently the Stage Door Foundation Award for Excellence.

We are currently on tour with our new show, a murder mystery set on a model train called Strangers on a Train Set. The show has been touring across the UK and we have had great audience feedback: "Don't miss the train, buy tickets!".  "A great evening of pant waving entertainment". "The best night I've had in the theatre for years" We are touring throughout 2020 and tickets are selling well with some performances already sold out, so don't miss out.

LipService Theatre is delighted to be an Associate Artist at Salford University. We will have a new show in development during 2020 in partnership with Salford. A farce set in a hotel is all we can tell you for now!

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LipService On Tour

An audio description of Strangers On A Train Set is available on our access page

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  • Harrogate Theatre
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  • 1 & 2 September
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  • Palace Theatre Paignton
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  • 3 October
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