by Arlene Hutton

Wed 14th July to Sat 17th July 7:30pm (Sat Matinee 2:30pm)


Directed by Mic Lord 

Performed by Johnny Keefe & Amy Phillips

December, 1940.  A crowded cross-country train heading east from LA to Chicago.  A
young serviceman recently discharged and a young woman disappointed in love are
forced to share a seat - just a chance meeting on a train or a life-changing moment in
time? Journey with Rayleigh and May at three key moments in their relationship in
this bittersweet and brilliant play.

'The most perfect show....It is beautifully written… Every line is a heartbeat.'

Financial Times

'Funny how the smallest plays can sometimes ask the biggest questions.'

Santa Barbara Independent

‘That’s dialogue, that’s character, pay attention.'

The Guardian

'Hutton’s dialogue has the lightness of touch of Tennessee Williams.'

Time Out

'In a way it’s an earlier, rural version of Terrence McNally’s Frankie and Johnny...'

The Times

Photo credit: Matt Spour

Ticket Price: £14 Concessions £12

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Your Visit

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Lantern Arts Centre, Tolverne Road, London, SW20 8RA

Food and Drink

Food and Drink are currently not available from the Coffee House during performances due to COVID-19 restrictions.


There are no cloakroom facilities at the Lantern Arts Centre.


The Lantern Arts Centre is accessible by wheelchair-users and people with restricted mobility, lifts are available for studios on the first floor, whereas ramps are in place to access the main auditorium. When booking tickets please do add access requirements in the seating requests section.


Due to COVID-19 restrictions seat are now allocated by our Box Office team to allow for social distancing. Once you have booked your seat you will be emailed your e-ticket which will be scanned upon your arrival to the venue. Please note you must attend with only people from your bubble.