Alex Ferns, Marc Elliott & Philip McKinley join Samantha Womack in West End run of THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN







23 July – 17 August 2019

Duke of York’s Theatre

Alex Ferns, Marc Elliott and Philip McGinley will join the cast of the record-breaking production of The Girl on the Train for its London run.

Starring Samantha Womack as Rachel Watson, The Girl on the Train will run at the London’s Duke of York’s Theatre, St Martin’s Lane from 23 July to 17 August 2019.

The gripping thriller, based on the internationally acclaimed number one best-selling novel by Paula Hawkins and the Dreamworks film has been breaking box office records and playing to packed houses on a major tour since the beginning of the year.

Alex Ferns, who takes on the role of Detective Inspector Gaskill in The Girl on the Train in London was in the critically acclaimed HBO TV series, Chernobyl, played Trevor Morgan in EastEnders for two years, and his extensive theatre work includes South Pacific alongside Samantha Womack.

Marc Elliott will play psychiatrist Dr Kamal Abdic and is probaby best known for his TV roles in EastEnders and Holby City playing Syed Masood and Dr Isaac Mayfield respectively.  His theatre credits includes The History Boys and Urinetown The Musical.

Philip McGinley joins the cast to play Scott Hipwell.  His TV work includes Anguy in HBO’s Game of Thrones, Vera: Blood and Bones and Manhunt (for ITV).  Amongst his theatre credits are Marianne Elliott’s production of Husbands and Sons at the National Theatre and The Nightingales in Bath.

Chernobyl star Alex Ferns said ‘I’m absolutely thrilled to be joining the cast of The Girl on the Train in the West End, and I’m particularly looking forward to working with Samantha Womack again.  We had a great time working together on South Pacific at the Barbican. The play captures the intensity of a story so beautifully captured by Emily Blunt in the original film.  This is going to be captivating for a live audience. Sam is such an exceptional actor, audiences are in for an absolute treat!’

The full cast for the run at the Duke of York’s Theatre is:  Samantha Womack (Rachel Watson), Alex Ferns (D.I. Gaskill), Kirsty Oswald (Megan Hipwell), Philip McGinley (Scott Hipwell), Adam Jackson-Smith (Tom Watson),  Lowenna Melrose (Anna Watson), Marc Elliott (Kamal Abdic), Matt Concannon(ensemble) and Phillipa Flynn (ensemble).

John Dougall, Oliver Farnworth and Naeem Hayat will continue to play the roles of D.I. Gaskill, Scott Hipwell and Kamal Abdic on tour.

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.

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.

Paula Hawkins’ novel is an international phenomenon, selling over twenty million copies world-wide.  Produced by Simon Friend, Amblin Entertainment and Josh AndrewsThe 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, composition and sound by Ben & Max Ringham, video by Andrzej Goulding and fights by Alison de Burgh

The Girl on the Train is currently in Dublin and continues its UK and Ireland travelling on to Belfast, Brighton, Sheffield, Norwich, Guildford, OxfordCanterbury, Birmingham, Aberdeen, Bradford, High Wycombe, Cambridge, Plymouth, Swindon, Bromley, Malvern, Woking, Eastbourne, Cardiff and Blackpool.

Duke of York’s Theatre

St Martins’ Lane


Dates:  23 July – 17 August 2019

Monday – Saturday evenings – 7.30pm 

Thursday Matinee, 2.30pm – 25 July 

Wednesday Matinee 2.30pm – 31 July onwards

Telephone Booking : 0844 871 7623
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UK & Ireland Tour Schedule

Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin                    

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

Grand Opera House, Belfast                              

11 – 15 June 2019                                                            028 9024 1919 

Theatre Royal, Brighton                                       

17 – 22 June 2019                                                            0844 871 7615 

Sheffield Lyceum                                                   

24 – 29 June 2019                                                            0114 249 6000

Norwich Theatre Royal                                        

1 – 6 July 2019                                                                   01603 63 00 00.  On sale from 9 November

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford                 

8 – 13 July 2019                                                                01483 440000

Oxford Playhouse                                                  

15 – 20 July 2019                                                              01865 305305                                   

Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury                          

20 – 24 August 2019                                                       01227 787787.

Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham                       

26 – 31 August 2019                                                       0844 871 3011

Her Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen                    

3-7 September 2019                                                       01224 641122

The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford                     

10-14 September 2019                                                  01274 432000

Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe                     

17- 21 September 2019                                                 01494 512 000

Cambridge Arts Theatre                                      

23 – 28 September 2019                                               01223 503333

Theatre Royal Plymouth                                      

30 September – 5 October 2019                                01752 267222 

Wyvern Theatre, Swindon                                  

7 – 12 October 2019                                                       01793 524481

Churchill Theatre, Bromley                                

14 – 19 October 2019                                                     020 3285 6000

Malvern Theatres                                                  

21 – 26 October 2019                                                     01684 892277

New Victoria Theatre, Woking                          

28 October – 2 November 2019                                 0844 871 7645

Eastbourne Theatres                                            

4 – 9 November 2019                                                     01323 412 000                                                 

New Theatre, Cardiff                                            

12-16 November 2019                                                   029 2087 8889                 

Blackpool Winter Gardens                                 

19-23 November 2019                                                   01253 625252