Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York)

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Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York) is a new British musical with a cast of two.

Following its premiere in 2023 at the Kiln Theatre, the show will make its premiere in the West End in 2024.


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

About the show


Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York) was originally titled The Season. It won a Stage Debut Best Composer/Lyricist award in 2020 and played to critical acclaim at Royal & Derngate and The New Wolsey Theatre.

Excerpts from an earlier version of the show were presented at BEAM2018, supported by Mercury Musical Developments and Musical Theatre Network.