The Girl On The Train is the thrilling story of Rachel Watson (played by Samantha Womack), who goes from curious train passenger to being caught up in a mystery of a disappearing woman.
Rachel is unhappy with her life, and longs for something different, and more exciting. Her only escape from her mundane life is secretly watching a perfect couple through her train window every day, witnessing them happy and in love with each other.
But is everything as it first appeared for Rachel? When she finds out that the woman she’s been watching has suddenly disappeared, she finds herself both a witness and suspect in a thrilling mystery. And Rachel has no idea of the bigger revelations she’s going to face on this journey.
The Girl On The Train is a stage adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ best-selling novel, which has sold over 20 million copies worldwide and was recently turned into a film.
The lead character, Rachel, is played by Samantha Womack, who has appeared extensively across television, film and theatre. Best known for her role as Ronnie Mitchell in BBC1’s EastEnders, Samantha has also had lead roles in Mount Pleasant and Game On, as well as The Kingsman series. She most recently appeared in the national tour of The Addams Family Musical as Morticia Addams, as well as productions of Guys And Dolls at the Piccadilly Theatre and South Pacific at the Barbican.
In the London production, Alex Ferns will play the role of Detective Inspector Gaskill, Marc Elliott will play psychiatrist Dr Kamal Abdic and Philip McGinley will play Scott Hipwell.
Alex has appeared in several successful TV shows, including Chernobyl and playing the role of Trevor in EastEnders for two years. His extensive theatre work includes South Pacific alongside Samantha Womack. Marc is probably best known for his TV roles in EastEnders and Holby City playing Syed Masood and Dr Isaac Mayfield respectively. His theatre credits include The History Boys and Urinetown The Musical. Philip McGinley will play Scott Hipwell. His TV work includes Anguy in Game of Thrones, Vera: Blood and Bones and Manhunt (for ITV).
Currently on a UK tour, The Girl On The Train will play at the Duke Of York’s Theatre from 23rd July to 17th August.
Please note: Strobe-like effects, flashing lights, smoke and haze are used during the performance at various points.