The U.K. tour of The Girl on the Train will play a limited summer engagement at the Duke of York’s Theatre July 23–August 17. Samantha Womack, known for her roles in EastEnders and the Kingsman film franchise,will reprise her performance as Rachel Watson in the stage adaptation based on Paula Hawkins’ best-selling thriller and the Dreamworks film of the same title.
Further casting for the London run is to be announced.
The story centers on the character of Rachel Watson, 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.
The stage adaptation is written 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 & Max Ringham, video by Andrzej Goulding, and fight choreography by Alison de Burgh.
The Girl on the Train launched its U.K. national tour in January at the Milton Keynes Theatre. The London engagement is part of the U.K. tour that currently plays Nottingham and continues to Shrewsbury, Dublin, Belfast, Brighton, Sheffield, Norwich, Guildford, Oxford, Canterbury, Birmingham, Aberdeen, Bradford, High Wycombe, Cambridge, Plymouth, Swindon, Bromley, Malvern, Woking, Eastbourne, Cardiff, and Brighton.