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First look at the brand new stage adaptation of The Girl on the Train

Images and footage have been released for the new production of The Girl on the Train, a gripping thriller based on the internationally acclaimed number one best-selling novel by Pa

ula Hawkins and the Dreamworks film. The Girl on the Train runs at The Lowry from Mon 1 April until Sat 6 April.

Samantha Womack 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 leading roles in ‘Mount Pleasant’ and 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: “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.”

Joining Samantha in the cast is Oliver Farnworth as Scott. Best known for playing Andy Carver in ‘Coronation Street’, Oliver’s other TV credits include ‘Mr Selfridge’, ‘The Royal’ and ‘Hollyoaks’.

Paula Hawkins’ novel is an international phenomenon, selling over twenty million copies world-wide. Produced by Simon Friend, Amblin Entertainment and Josh Andrews, ‘The Girl on the Train’ is adapted by Rachel Wagstaff & Duncan Abel and is directed by Anthony Banks with designs by James Cotterill.

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