Photographed by Josh Tomalin

Strangers On A Train Set

We were mid tour when lockdown hit. We are unsure when our touring will resume but here is more information about our current show. 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, 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.

So don’t blow your stack, this show is just the ticket to help you let off steam and overuse many more railway metaphors.  A show that appeals to crime aficionados and narrow gauge railway enthusiasts alike.

“LipService - The Laurel and Hardy of literary deconstruction” The Independent

To book a show email Rachel Sharman

Cast & Creatives

Written & performed by Maggie Fox & Sue Ryding

Directed by Lawrence Till

Associate Director Nathan Crossan Smith

Designed by Michael Holt

Music composed by Oliver Vibrans

Physical Theatre specialist Dominic Biddle

Video artist Connoll Pavey/Vita Fox

LipService on Tour

Strangers On A Train Set was due to tour throughout 2020. We are currently unable to confirm when we will recommence touring.

Strangers On A Train Set

Watch a video of a previous show: Mr Darcy Loses the Plot