The theatre production of The Girl on the Train is based on the internationally acclaimed number one best-selling novel by Paula Hawkins and the Dreamworks film starring Emily Blunt, and has been breaking box office records and playing to packed houses since it opened.
Samantha Womack, best known for her Eastensers’ role as Ronnie Mitchell, 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.
Womack says, ‘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 take it to even more theatres across the country.’
The current cast also includes: former Coronation Street star Oliver Farnworth as Scott, John Dougall as DI Gaskill, Naeem Hayatt as Kamal Abdic, Adam Jackson-Smith as Tom Watson, Lowenna Melrose as Anna Watson, and Kirsty Oswald as Megan Hipwell. They are joined by Philippa Flynn and Matt Concannon in the ensemble.
Churchill Theatre, High Street, Bromley, BR1 1HA from 14th – 19th October. Times: 7.30pm; Thurs & Sat matinees 2.30pm. Admission: £22.50 – £39.50. Phone: 020 3285 6000
Photo: Manuel Harlan