The new musical by Jim Barne and Kit Buchan will begin performances at the Kiln Theatre from the 9th November.

(c)Mark Senior

The Kiln Theatre has announced casting for new musical Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York) which will run at the theatre until the 23rd December. Dujonna Gift (Hamilton) will play Robin and Sam Tutty  will star as Dougal (Dear Evan Hansen – Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical) in  Jim Barne and Kit Buchan’s new musical which will be directed by Tim Jackson.

Dougal is a naive, impossibly upbeat Brit, flying to 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? Definitely not.

But with an extravagant wedding approaching and the city at their feet…anything could happen.

As well as Hamilton, Dujonna Gift’s other theatre work includes: Motown: The Musical (Shaftesbury Theatre), Dear Evan Hansen (Noël Coward Theatre), and Caroline, Or Change (Playhouse Theatre). For film, her credits include the forthcoming Snow White.

Sam Tutty has also starred in  Once on This Island (Southwark Playhouse). His television work includes Hollyoaks; and for film, Four Minutes Warning and Romeo and Juliet.

Meanwhile, Jim Barne is a composer and orchestrator. He has written music for films including Oscar-nominated Living (2022), The Ghost Trap (2023) and Worth (2021). He has won the London Chamber Orchestra’s young composer competition, and Best New Score at the Horrorhaus Film Festival. Kit Buchan is a poet and journalist. His poems have been commended in the Poetry London and Ware Poets competitions and the Best British Poetry anthology. He works for the Observer New Review and the Woodland Trust. Together, they have won The Stage Debut Award and the Stiles & Drewe prize for new musical theatre. Their second musical Catastrophe Bay was performed at Bristol Old Vic in 2022. They also write songs for their pop band, I Said Yes.

The creative team behind this production includes: Designer Soutra Gilmour; Lighting Designer Jack Knowles; Sound Designer Tony Gayle; Musical Director Sean Green; Orchestrated by Lux Pyramid; Casting Director Julia Horan CDG; Voice & Dialect Coach Daniele Lydon; Associate Director Claira Vaughan and Kiln-Mackintosh Resident Assistant Director Jessica Mensah.

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