It’s been announced that the current touring stage adaptation of THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN is to transfer to the West End’s Duke of York’s Theatre this summer.
Adapted from Paula Hawkins’ acclaimed novel, THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN follows Rachel, a woman who watches who she believes to be a perfect couple from her train window to escape from a life she hates. Her life changes completely when she finds her self entangled in a mysterious crime. The original novel was also adapted into a major-movie in 2016, starring Emily Blunt in the lead role.
The stage adaptation of THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN premiered at the West Yorkshire Playhouse (now Leeds Playhouse) in 2018 in a production that starred Jill Halfpenny. The upcoming West End run is part of the current UK tour, which launched in January 2019.
Adapted by Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abe, the show will run at London’s Duke of York’s Theatre from 23rd July to 17th August. Samantha Womack, who is currently playing the role of Rachel on tour, will transfer with the production to London. Womack’s previous stage roles include Morticia in the UK tour of THE ADDAMS FAMILY. Her screen credits include the movie Kingsman and EastEnders. Further casting for the West End run.
The UK tour continues of THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, with upcoming dates in Shrewsbury, Dublin, Belfast, Brighton, Sheffield, Norwich, Guildford, Oxford, Canterbury, Birmingham, Aberdeen, Bradford, High Wycombe, Cambridge, Plymouth, Swindon, Bromley, Malvern, Woking, Eastbourne, Cardiff and Brighton.
THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN runs at London’s Duke of York’s Theatre from 23rd July to 17th August. Tickets are on sale now.