Sam Womack stays on board Girl on the Train for West End transfer

The Girl on the Train starring Samantha Womack is interrupting its smash hit UK tour to transfer to London’s Duke of York’s Theatre this summer.

The gripping thriller, based on Paula Hawkins’ internationally acclaimed number one best-seller novel, and the Dreamworks film, has been breaking box office records and playing to packed houses since the beginning of the year.

Samantha plays 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.

Paula Hawkins said, after watching the show: “Sam was amazing. You could literally hear a pin drop. Everyone was holding their breath.”

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. 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 lifetime and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to bring it to the West End”.

The Girl on the Train will run at the Duke of York’s Theatre from July 23 – August 17.

A full picture gallery can be found HERE

UK & Ireland Tour Schedule

May 20 – 25, Theatre Royal, Nottingham
May 27-June 1, Shrewsbury Theatre Severn
June 3-8, Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin
June 11-15, Grand Opera House, Belfast
June 17-22, Theatre Royal, Brighton
June 24-29, Sheffield Lyceum
July 1-6, Norwich Theatre Royal
July 8-13, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford
July 15-20, Oxford Playhouse
August 20-24, Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
August 26-31, Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
September 3-7, Her Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen
September 10-14, The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford
September 17-21, Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe
September 23-28, Cambridge Arts Theatre
September 30-October 5, Theatre Royal Plymouth
October 7-12, Wyvern Theatre, Swindon
October 14-19, Churchill Theatre, Bromley
October 21-26, Malvern Theatres
October 28-November 2, New Victoria Theatre, Woking
November 4-9, Eastbourne Theatres
November 12-16, New Theatre, Cardiff
November 19-23, Blackpool Winter Gardens.

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