Samantha Womack and Oliver Farnworth star in The Girl on the Train

Former EastEnders’ actress Samantha Womack stars in a new production of The Girl on the Train alongside ex-Coronation Street actor Oliver Farnworth

Samantha plays Rachel Watson in what is described as ‘a gripping thriller’ based on the internationally acclaimed best-selling novel by Paula Hawkins and the Dreamworks film.

The Girl on the Train begins a major tour of the UK & Ireland next year, with dates starting in January.

Rachel 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.

Samantha is best known for playing troubled Ronnie Mitchell in BBC One’s EastEnders and before that for her comedy roles in series such as Game On and Babes in the Wood. Her recent film work includes Kingsman: The Golden Circle and Kingsman: The Secret Service alongside Colin Firth. She also recently played Morticia in a tour of The Addams Family.

“Having been thoroughly captivated by the novel, the opportunity to take on a role like this is incredibly exciting. I’ve been fascinated by thrillers for a long time and this kind of storytelling, like Hitchcock’s Rear Window, offers us a voyeurs journey into a world which is dangerous and full of suspense.” – Samantha Womack

Joining Samantha in the cast is Oliver Farnworth as Scott. He is best known for playing Andy Carver in Coronation Street with Mr Selfridge, The Royal and Hollyoaks also among his credits. Further casting is yet to be announced.


Tour Dates:

Milton Keynes Theatre

www.atgtickets.com/shows/milton-keynes/

21-28 January 2019                                                          0844 871 7652

Cheltenham Everyman Theatre

www.everymantheatre.org.uk/box-office/

28 January – 2 February 2019                                      01242 572573

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton                           www.mayflower.org.uk/

4 – 16 February, 2019                                                     023 8071 1811

Richmond Theatre                                                          www.atgtickets.com/venues/richmond-theatre/

11 – 16 February 2019                                                    0844 871 7651

Southend Palace Theatre

www.southendtheatres.org.uk

18 – 23 February 2019                                                    01702 351135. On sale soon.

Leicester Curve                                                               www.curveonline.co.uk/tickets‎

4 – 9 March 2019                                                              0116 242 3595

Liverpool Playhouse

www.everymanplayhouse.com/whats-on

11 – 16 March 2019                                                         0151 709 4776

Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton                            www.grandtheatre.co.uk/

18 – 23 March 2019                                                         01902 429212

King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

www.capitaltheatres.com/your-visit/kings-theatre

25 – 30 March 2019                                                         0131 529 6000

The Lowry, Salford                                                          www.thelowry.com/

1 – 6 April 2019                                                                 0843 208 6000

Theatre Royal, Bath                                                         www.theatreroyal.org.uk/

8 – 13 April 2019                                                               01225 448844

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

www.atgtickets.com/venues/theatre-royal-glasgow/

15 – 20 April 2019                                                            0844 871 7647

Royal & Derngate, Northampton                               www.royalandderngate.co.uk

22 – 27 April 2019                                                            01604 624811

Theatre Royal, Newcastle                                            www.theatreroyal.co.uk/

29 April – 4 May 2019                                                     08448 11 21 21

Orchard Theatre, Dartford                                           www.orchardtheatre.co.uk/

6 – 11 May 2019                                                                01322 220000

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry                                         www.belgrade.co.uk/

13 – 18 May 2019                                                             024 7655 3055

Theatre Royal, Nottingham                                          trch.co.uk/

20 – 25 May 2019                                                             0115 989 5555

Shrewsbury Theatre Severn                                        www.theatresevern.co.uk/

27 May – 1 June 2019                                                     01743 281281

Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin                             www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie/

3 – 8 June 2019                                                                  +353 (1) 677 7999

Grand Opera House, Belfast                                        www.goh.co.uk

10 – 15 June 2019                                                             028 9024 1919

Theatre Royal, Brighton                                                 www.atgtickets.com/venues/theatre-royal-brighton/

17 – 21 June 2019                                                             0844 871 7615

Sheffield Lyceum                                                             www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/

24 – 29 June 2019                                                             0114 249 6000

Norwich Theatre Royal                                                  www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk/

1 – 6 July 2019                                                                   01603 63 00 00.

On sale from 9 Nov.

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford                          www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk/

8 – 13 July 2019                                                                 01483 440000

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