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 on 0161 912 5616 or

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

A free Touch Tour will also be available on Friday 31st January performance. Limited availability. Please contact box office on 0161 912 5616 or to book onto this event. Starts at 6.30pm.


“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





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