POSTPONED – Strangers on a Train Set

This event has been postponed – new date to be announced. The Box Office team will be in contact with all customers in due course. Please read the latest statement on our news page.

LipService go off the rails in
Strangers on a Train Set

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.

Age 10+

This performance will be Audio Described

Audio Description service is created by Anne Hornsby of Mind’s Eye, the leading experts in the UK. Through individual head-sets, the audience hear a verbal description of the set and the physical action whilst listening to the performance’s dialogue. If you require a head-set please contact the Box Office on 01704 533333 to book your tickets, limited head-sets available.


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

Facebook Reviews

A hilarious evening of clever nonsense from two hyper-talented women.

I didn’t think these women could be any funnier than all their other offerings…it was a wonderful night out in Nottingham for us. Don’t miss it.

What a fantastic show! Loved it.

Congratulations on a well performed show. Loved it all. Best bit the railway children!

About Lip Service

LipService’s Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding have been writing and performing since 1985 – Strangers On A Train Set is their 21st production.

As well as their work on the stage, they had their own series on Radio 4 – nominated for a Writer’s Guild Award – and have twice won the Critics’ Award for Comedy at the Edinburgh Festival.

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