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Following its hugely successful West End run Samantha Womack Continues in the Sell-out tour of     

 Following its hugely successful West End run
Samantha Womack
Continues in the Sell-out tour of Opening Tuesday 12th November 2019 at 7:30 PM Rachel Watson 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.
Adapted from Paula Hawkins’ novel – an international phenomenon selling over twenty million copies worldwide – and starring Samantha Womack, this gripping new play will keep you guessing until the final moment.
Samantha Womack has starred extensively in television, film and theatre. She is best known for playing Ronnie Mitchell in BBC1's EastEnders with leading roles in Mount Pleasant and Game On, plus the recent box office hit films, The Kingsman series.
As Samantha Womack finishes her West End run playing Rachel in The Girl on the Train on Saturday 17 August, the gripping thriller, based on the internationally acclaimed number one best-selling novel by Paua Hawkins and the Dreamworks film continues its sell-out tour.
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Cast & Creative
Samantha Womack
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 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 adds: ‘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 cast also includes: former Coronation Street star 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. The complete cast for the autumn tour will be released later this year.
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 set and costumes by James Cotterill, lighting by Jack Knowles, sound by Ben & Max Ringham, projection design by Andrzej Goulding and fights by Alison de Burgh.
Reviews
‘A FIRST CLASS THRILLER FILLED WITH TWISTS AND TURNS. BE SURE TO GRAB A TICKET.’
Daily Echo
THIS IS A MUST. DON'T MISS IT’
★★★★
WhatsOnStage
‘MUST SEE THEATRE’
★★★★
ReviewsHub
New Theatre Cardiff  
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Nathan Scott-Howe
e-mail: Nathan.ScottHowe@cardiff.gov.uk
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