The Girl on the Train – to arrive soon at Oxford Playhouse

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The hugely successful stage adaptation of The Girl on the Traincomes to Oxford Playhousefrom Monday 15toSaturday 20 Julystarring Samantha Womack

The gripping thriller, based on the internationally acclaimed number one best-selling novel by Paula Hawkinsand the Dreamworks film, has been breaking box office records and playing to packed houses since it opened in Milton Keynes in January.

Samantha 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. 

Samantha Womack has starred extensively in television, film and theatre.  She is best known for playing Ronnie Mitchell in BBC1’s EastEnders. Other television credits include roles in Silent Witness, Mount Pleasantand the hugely popular Game On.  Her recent films include: Kingsman: The Golden Circle and Kingsman: The Secret Service alongside Colin Firth.  Samantha recently played Morticia in a tour of The Addams Family.

Samantha said: ‘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 thilled to have the opportunity to take it to even more theatres across the country.’

The current cast also includes: former Coronation Streetstar 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.  

Tickets for The Girl on the Trainat Oxford Playhousestart at £10and are available from the Ticket Office on 01865 305305or book online at www.oxfordplayhouse.com.

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