Strangers on a Train Set

Lip Service presents

Strangers on a Train Set THURS 30 JAN - SAT 1 FEB 2020

£17.50 FULL / £15.50 CONC


Challenging a youth to turn down his music, Irene Sparrow, inventor of the left-handed crochet hook 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 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 are a multi award winning company specialising in literary spoofs: “The Laurel and Hardy of literary deconstruction” - The Independent.


Audio description will be available on all performances. Please let us know in advance if you require audio description in order for us to prepare a headset for you. you can contact us on 0161 912 5616 or

Integrated BSL interpretation will be available on Friday 31st January performance.


Buy two or more theatre shows for £8 each on the following shows (subject to availability):

Strangers on a Train Set | GUY: A New Musical | 666 Comments | Jane Eyre | Queer Lady M | Transitions Dance Company: 2020 Triple Bill | Lionman | Emergence 2020 Tour | Moving Bodies | Far Gone | Santuario | Jeremiah | Outrageous Fortune

Please call 0161 912 5616 or visit Waterside in person to take advantage of this offer.


“Cancel all other engagements for the glorious LipService” - The Independent

“Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding are true national treasures and should be damed at once” - The Stage


Approx. 100 mins, including interval.


10+ years





  1. Jan. 30, 2020, 7:30 p.m. → Book Now
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  3. Feb. 1, 2020, 7:30 p.m. → Book Now