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Duke of York's Theatre

Fresh off the back of a UK tour, The Girl On The Train arrives in London for four weeks this summer. A “first-class thriller” (The Daily Echo) with a gripping central performance by Samantha Womack, catch this mind-bending adaptation of the bestselling book at the Duke of York’s Theatre from 22 July.

After travelling up and down the UK on tour, The Girl On The Train transfers to the West End for a strictly limited season. With a gripping central performance from Eastenders’ Samantha Womack, this psychologically teasing story runs for four weeks at the Duke of York’s Theatre from 22 July.

Based on Paula Hawkins’ best-selling novel, The Girl On The Train is a compellingly dark thriller. Its central character Rachel longs for a different, happier life, and seeks escapism by watching a young couple through the window of her train. However, innocent escapism takes a sinister turn when the wife she has been watching suddenly disappears. Caught at the centre of an investigation that casts her as both witness and suspect, Rachel – and audiences – are kept guessing until the final minutes.

The Girl On The Train has become something of a phenomenon, spurred on by the success of other female-led thrillers including Gone Girl. Following a 2016 film adaptation starring Emily Blunt and Luke Evans, the stage play premiered at Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse), starring Jill Halfpenny, in 2018. It has since enjoyed a national tour, picking up audiences everywhere from Bath to Coventry.

Samantha Womack stars as Rachel, having previously appeared on stage in South Pacific and The Addams Family. She is best known as a member of the infamous Mitchell family on Eastenders, earning plaudits for her portrayal of Ronnie Mitchell.

Womack will be joined by Alex Ferns (Chernobyl, Eastenders) as Detective Inspector Gaskill , Marc Elliott (Eastenders, Holby City) as Dr Kamal Abdic and Philip McGinley (Game of Thrones, Vera) as Scott Hipwell.

The Girl On The Train was adapted for the stage by Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel, and directed by Anthony Banks. Banks is no stranger to national touring theatre, having previously helmed Strangers On A Train and Gaslight. Designer James Cotterill (Journey’s End) and costume supervisor Sian Harris (King Lear at the Old Vic Theatre) round out the creative team.

With its UK tour described by critics as a “first-class thriller” (The Daily Echo) get ready for plenty of emotional twists and psychological tricks when The Girl On The Train arrives at the Duke of York’s Theatre on 22 July 2019.

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Performance dates:
16 Aug 2019 - 17 Aug 2019
Running time:
2 hours and 10 minutes including an interval.
Age recommendation:
Recommended 12+
Audience Notes:
After building up a fan base with the book and film, The Girl On The Train at the Duke of York’s Theatre is perfect for anyone wanting to get caught up in a gripping story. Samantha Womack’s performance is also a must-see.

The Girl on the Train Reviews

56 Reviews
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User Reviews


This was a good adaptation of the book which kept almost all of the key features of the story. The acting was outstanding, especially from Samantha Womack, and the staging and set were really clever and set the scene very well.

Performance date: 14 August 2019

Excellent show! kept close to the source material and Samantha Womack was exceptional! brilliant acting from the entire cast and the script is well written and engaging. If you can catch this show while its on tour, then do go!

Performance date: 17 August 2019

This was absolutely phenomenal. Samantha Womack prostrated Rachel with such ease and I was gripped throughout the whole piece. Amazing to see events unfold as the story progresses!

Performance date: 14 August 2019
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