ANYTHING but strangers Emmerdale soap stars John Middleton, Mark Charnock and Charlotte Bellamy met up at the Grand Opera House, York, at last night’s performance of Strangers On A Train.

Harrogate actor Middleton is playing Iowa private detective Arthur Gerard in the Ambassador Theatre Group tour of Craig Warner’s adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s 1950 psychological thriller in his first stage role since leaving Emmerdale after more than 20 years as vicar Ashley Thomas.

Bellamy starred opposite Middleton as his wife Laurel in the Yorkshire soap, climaxing with Ashley’s early-onset dementia storyline, while Charnock has the long-running role of Marlon Dingle.

Middleton can be seen in Strangers On A Train at 7.30pm tonight and 2.30pm and 7.30pm tomorrow; tickets are on sale on 0844 871 3024 or at