Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York)
Ends Dec 23
Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York)

Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York) London Reviews and Tickets

(23 Ratings)
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Funny, Clever, Enchanting, Great staging, Entertaining

About the Show

A new British musical about two people from different worlds crossing paths.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (16)

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52 Reviews | 3 Followers
Refreshing, Great staging, Funny, Enchanting, Clever

See it if you like well performed, well written and cleverly designed fringe theatre that will make you feel good

Don't see it if you prefer a bigger production Read more

41 Reviews | 3 Followers
Funny, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if It’s a story of a chance meeting between a man and a woman and how their friendship grows from that meeting. You’ll want to see it again.

Don't see it if You do not like soppy plays

36 Reviews | 0 Followers
Must see, Masterful, Great acting, Great singing, Lovely

See it if You want to see great singers , telling you a lovely story around New York. Only 2 great actors are needed to create 💗 atmosphere.

Don't see it if If you don't want to see love stories on theatres. But this one is really well done.

47 Reviews | 0 Followers
Refreshing, Enchanting, Funny, Great score, Great cast

See it if you want to see an amazing 2-person-cast, with an great pop score in a teenage romcom musical.

Don't see it if you just want to see a musical in a big west end theatre with a huge stage design or if you want to see a musical with a profound story. Read more

20 Reviews | 0 Followers
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if You enjoy a rom-com with great singing and acting. Intimate theatre so you feel engrossed in the fantastic performance of the cast of two.

Don't see it if You want something thought-provoking or deep - this is a light-hearted, fun musical.

14 Reviews | 0 Followers
Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You like great humour, staging singing and a emotive storyline

Don't see it if You don't like masterpieces

10 Reviews | 0 Followers
Charming, Hilarious, Enchanting, Clever

See it if It was a highly enjoyable show with great songs and innovative staging.

Don't see it if Some songs need a bit more work, especially towards the start of Act 2.

10 Reviews | 0 Followers
Well casted, Cliched, Fun, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You want a nice romcom with fresh material and impeccable performances. The intimate setting only helps the material which is rather strong.

Don't see it if You don’t like romcom or formulaic plots of if you want a challenging intellectual material (but there’s value in entertainment).

Critic Reviews (14)

November 17th, 2023

" 'Two Strangers' is a pleasant night out for the rom-com lovers: it romanticises The City That Never Sleeps and leaves the audience with a delightful feeling and an ending that solves very little of the plot."
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The London Evening Standard
November 17th, 2023

“Christmas comes early to the Kiln with this charming two-person musical that riffs on New York romcoms...The denouement is delicately handled and the whole thing really, really made me want to visit New York again.”
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The Times (UK)
November 17th, 2023

“What a tantalising near miss. Here’s a brisk chamber musical with lots of charm and impressive central performances from Dujonna Gift and Sam Tutty...The songs are fine; the script doesn’t quite do them justice.”
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The Telegraph (UK)
November 17th, 2023

“The two-hander is modest in form, but achieves the deceptively difficult aim of creating distinct individuals who truly gain, and reward, our emotional investment...Add in the requisite flurry of snow, and this gentle gem has all the ingredients to be an irresistibly sweet treat for the festive season.”
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November 19th, 2023

“ ‘Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York)’ is perfectly watchable but it never feels like there’s enough at stake, or that this is a story that needed to be told with songs. It’s pleasant but it lacks edge and substance...Still, it establishes Gift as a scintillating new leading lady, and Tutty fans will have an absolute ball.”
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The Independent (UK)
November 20th, 2023

“ ‘Two Strangers’ captures all the messiness of being in your twenties without a plan, showing how big cities can crush anyone naive enough to see them as a pretty backdrop to their dreams.”
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All That Dazzles (UK)
November 17th, 2023

“As new musicals go, ‘Two Strangers (Carry A Cake Across New York)’ is pretty sweet. A story that plays on conventions of romantic comedies and constantly references films cleverly subverts expectations by attempting to do something different with the premise, and largely pulls it off.”
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Theatre Weekly (UK)
November 16th, 2023

“The cake being carried across New York by these two strangers is in fact a wedding cake, and this musical finds itself working in similar tiers; a rich and sweet base with a comic lightness. The performances are the very definition of the icing on the cake...If this were a movie, it would be the one that you curl up on the couch with when you want to laugh, cry and see a little sprinkling of snowfall.”
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