The Girl On The Train - Preview

May 20, 2019 - November 23, 2019 | Various venues across UK

Photo: Manuel Harlan

The gripping thriller The Girl on the Train is currently on a tour of the UK, taking in Shrewsbury, Belfast, Brighton, Sheffield, Norwich, Guildford, Oxford, Canterbury, Birmingham, Aberdeen, Bradford, High Wycombe, Cambridge, Plymouth, Swindon, Bromley, Malvern, Woking, Eastbourne, Cardiff and Brighton. The show will transfer to the West End for a limited run at London’s Duke of York’s Theatre on St Martin’s Lane.

Based on the internationally acclaimed number one best-selling novel by Paula Hawkins and the subsequent Dreamworks film adaptation, the play stars Samantha Womack as Rachel Watson, a woman who longs for a different life. Her only escape is the perfect couple she watches through the train window every day, happy and in love.  Or so it appears. When Rachel learns that the woman she’s been secretly watching has suddenly disappeared, she finds herself as a witness and even a suspect in a thrilling mystery in which she will face bigger revelations than she could ever have anticipated.

Here’s a behind-the-scenes video featuring Samantha Womack:


Samantha Womack has starred extensively in television, film and theatre.  She is best known for playing Ronnie Mitchell in BBC1’s EastEnders. Other television credits include roles in Silent Witness, Mount Pleasant and the hugely popular Game On.  Her recent films include: Kingsman: The Golden Circle and Kingsman: The Secret Service alongside Colin Firth.  Samantha recently played Morticia in a tour of The Addams Family.

Samantha said‘I am absolutely loving playing Rachel in The Girl on the Train.  She’s such an interesting character to play, and we’ve had a brilliant reception from our audiences who have been gripped by her story.  This tour has already been the journey of a life-time and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to bring it to the West End.’

Paula Hawkins’ novel is an international phenomenon, selling over twenty million copies world-wide. Paula said after watching the show:  ‘Sam was amazing.  You could literally hear a pin drop. Everyone was holding their breath’

Produced by Simon Friend, Amblin Entertainment and Josh Andrews, The Girl on the Train is adapted by Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel and is directed by Anthony Banks, with set and costumes by James Cotterill, lighting by Jack Knowles, composition and sound by Ben and Max Ringham, video by Andrzej Goulding and fights by Alison de Burgh.


20 – 25 May 2019                                      Theatre Royal, Nottingham

27 May – 1 June 2019                                Shrewsbury Theatre Severn

11 – 15 June 2019                                       Grand Opera House, Belfast     

17 – 22 June 2019                                        Theatre Royal, Brighton  

24 – 29 June 2019                                        Sheffield Lyceum 

1 – 6 July 2019                                              Norwich Theatre Royal 

8 – 13 July 2019                                             Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

15 – 20 July 2019                                           Oxford Playhouse         

23 July – 17 August 2019                              Duke of York’s Theatre, London

20 – 24 August 2019                                       Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury        

26 – 31 August 2019                                       Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham   

3-7 September 2019                                       Her Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen   

10-14 September 2019                                  The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford   

17- 21 September 2019                                 Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe    

23 – 28 September 2019                             Cambridge Arts Theatre     

30 September – 5 October 2019                     Theatre Royal Plymouth            

7 – 12 October 2019                                        Wyvern Theatre, Swindon     

14 – 19 October 2019                                        Churchill Theatre, Bromley           

21 – 26 October 2019                                     Malvern Theatres   

28 October – 2 November 2019                    New Victoria Theatre, Woking       

4 – 9 November 2019                                        Eastbourne Theatres 

12-16 November 2019                                       New Theatre, Cardiff    

19-23 November 2019                                       Blackpool Winter Gardens

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