Back by popular demand after critically acclaimed smash hit 2016 and 2017 seasons, award-winning playwright Tommy Murphy’s slice of Aussie life returns to the stage in the second part of the King’s Head Theatre in the West End Season.

Sixteen year old Shane has fled his rural hometown for the glitz, glamour and glory of Sydney’s King’s Cross. Adrift among the lonely hearts and hot boys, Shane attempts to navigate the troubled waters of his past toward a brighter future.

Strangers In Between is an unflinching look at the highs and lows of growing up gay in modern Australia, bursting with laugh-out-loud one liners, simmering sexual tension and heartfelt confessions.

This was a limited season that ran from 10 January through to 3 February 2018 at the Trafalgar Studios, Studio 2.


Shane – Roly Botha
Will / Ben – Dan Hunter
Peter – Stephen Connery-Brown


Director – Adam Spreadbury-Maher
Designer – Becky-Dee Trevenen
Lighting Designer – Richard Williamson
Sound Designer – John McLeod


★★★★ The Independent
★★★★ Gay Times
★★★★ Theatre
★★★★★ West End Wilma
★★★★★ Rewrite This Story
★★★★ The Reviews Hub
★★★★ The Spy In The Stalls
★★★★ Miro Magazine
★★★★.5 Gay Star News
★★★★★ West End and Beyond
★★★★ Plays to See

“Combines the sharp and the sweet, the charmingly funny, the slightly rose-tinted and the completely explicit… A production well worth catching” – The Independent

“Tender, warm and funny” – Gay Times

“Witty character driven drama” – Theatre

“Energising, gallant and joyful – a production which will ruminate with audiences for a long time” – West End Wilma

“A masterclass on how theatre should be done… Everyone needs to see this show” – Rewrite This Story

“Tugs the heartstrings as well as constantly jolting the funny bone… Surely one of the first must-see productions of 2018” – The Reviews Hub

“Unmissable… Superb acting of the highest order” –

“An affectionate drama that has some cracking one-liners and awkward first-time moments that many of us can relate to” – The Spy In The Stalls

“Exceptional… a complex, detailed set of performances” – Miro Magazine

“An immersive audience experience” – Gay Star News

“A powerhouse of talent… I was blown away.” – West End and Beyond

“The play’s true strength lies in its carefully executed balance of sentimentality and realism” – Plays to See

“It’s a beautiful performance… undeniably lovely” – WhatsOnStage