The Girl on the Train at Duke of York's Theatre tickets
The Girl on the Train at Duke of York's Theatre tickets

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About the show

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.

Recommended for

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.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 12+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 10 minutes (with an interval)
Opened: 22 Jul 2019
Booking from: 16 Aug 2019
Booking until: 17 Aug 2019

Location and map

Duke of York's Theatre
St Martin's Lane
London, WC2N 4BG

39 Reviews Add review

This was a good adaptation of the book which kept almost all of the key features of the story. The acting was outstanding, especially... More

emilydiver 5"0, 264 reviews, 15 helpful votes

This was absolutely phenomenal. Samantha Womack prostrated Rachel with such ease and I was gripped throughout the whole piece. Amazing... More

harrysmith 5"10, 62 reviews, 0 helpful votes

allenmaher 5’ 8, 186 reviews, 1 helpful vote

I found this a very average production. I haven't read the book but had seen the film (which I really enjoyed). Most people in my... More

joc78 5"4, 380 reviews, 4 helpful votes

SamJones83 5’9, 32 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The show was ok. I thought the cast gave a great performance but the storyline got me very confused. This didn’t help me enjoy the... More

sarahward 5 foot, 288 reviews, 3 helpful votes

An interesting take on this classic book/film. Dark and mysterious with enough change to keep you interested but without steering too... More

sanch001 5ft 8, 95 reviews, 19 helpful votes

riselikeasunflower 5’3, 203 reviews, 3 helpful votes

Don’t believe the poor reviews in the mainstream press. It’s not Shakespeare but it had me gripped from start to finish. Even though... More

sueseaman 5’ 6”, 43 reviews, 0 helpful votes