Samantha Womack (Rachel Watson) and Adam Jackson Smith (Tom Watson). Photo by Helen Maybanks
Based on the best-selling novel by Paula Hawkins comes a brand new stage adaptation of THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN starring Samantha Womack and Oliver Farnworth. This gripping story pulls into Richmond Theatre from Mon 11 – Sat 16 Feb.
Rachel Watson 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.
Samantha Womack has starred extensively in television, film and theatre. She is best known for playing Ronnie Mitchell in BBC1's EastEnders with leading roles in 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 comments: "Having been thoroughly captivated by the novel, the opportunity to take on a role like this is incredibly exciting. I’ve been fascinated by thrillers for a long time and this kind of storytelling, like Hitchcock’s Rear Window, offers us a voyeurs journey into a world which is dangerous and full of suspense.”
Paula Hawkins’ novel is an international phenomenon, selling over twenty million copies world-wide before being adapted into a hugely successful film starring Emily Blunt. The stage production will also star Oliver Farnworth known for his role as Andy Carver in ITV's Coronation Street and in Hollyoaks. 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 (Strangers on a Train, Gaslight) with designs by James Cotterill.
The Girl on the Train at Richmond Theatre
Mon 11 – Sat 16 Feb
Tickets: From £13*
Show link: https://bit.ly/2vp4MwX
Richmond Box Office: 0844 871 7651* Website: atgtickets.com/Richmond*
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Adam Jackson Smith (Tom Watson) and Kirsty Oswald (Megan Hipwell). Photo by Helen Maybanks