Two Strangers (Carry A Cake Across New York)


TWO STRANGERS (CARRY A CAKE ACROSS NEW YORK) became the talk of the town when it premiered at London’s Kiln Theatre in 2023. Catch this new hit musical when it transfers to the West End’s Criterion Theatre in Piccadilly Circus this spring!

Reprising their roles as Dougal and Robin, TWO STRANGERS (CARRY A CAKE ACROSS NEW YORK) stars Olivier Award winner Sam Tutty (Dear Evan Hansen) and Dujonna Gift (Hamilton), with direction from Tim Jackson.

This intimate and refreshingly original show, written by Jim Barne and Kit Buchan, is one part “rom” and two parts “com”, with a splash of culture clash. TWO STRANGERS is the toast of 2024 – so book now, and remember the full title later.

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What is Two Strangers (Carry A Cake Across New York) about?

Dougal is a naive, 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…

Ticket Information

Tickets available for performances from Thu 4 Apr – Sun 14 Jul 2024

Running Time

Approx 2 hours 15 minutes, incl interval

Cast & Creatives

Dujonna Gift (Robin), Sam Tutty (Dougal), Jim Barne and Kit Buchan (Writers), Tim Jackson (Director and Choreographer), Soutra Gilmour (Designer), Jack Knowles (Lighting Designer), Tony Gayle (Sound Designer), Sean Green (Musical Director), Lux Pyramid (Orchestrator), Julia Horan CDG (Casting Director), Claira Vaughan (Associate Director), Hazel Holder (Voice and Dialect Coach), Cáit Canavan (Costume Supervisor), Marcus Hall Props (Props Supervisor), Jessica Mensah (Kiln-Mackintosh Resident Assistant Director).

Age Guidance: 12+

Booking Period

Thu 4 Apr - Sun 14 Jul 2024

Weekly Performances

Sunday 3:00PM
Monday 7:30PM
Tuesday 7:30PM
Wednesday 2:30PM, 7:30PM
Thursday 7:30PM
Friday 7:30PM
Saturday 2:30PM, 7:30PM

For group bookings of 10 or more:
Submit a request online

Or call 020 7206 1176

Venue Information

Criterion Theatre

218-223 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1V 9LB

Get Directions

Nearest Tube/Rail Station

Piccadilly Circus


3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 22, 23, 38, 55, 88, 159

Nearest Car Parks

Denman Street and Leicester Place



'A flawless production'

Musical Theatre Review

'A slice of joy'

West End Best Friend

'Hilarious & heartwarming'

The Independent

'A gem of a show'

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