CHERNOBYL STAR ALEX FERNS,
MARC ELLIOTT & PHILIP McGINLEY
JOIN SAMANTHA WOMACK
IN THE LONDON RUN OF
THE GIRL ON
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 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, 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, Oxford, Canterbury, 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 www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie/
3 – 8 June 2019 +353 (1) 677 7999
Grand Opera House, Belfast www.goh.co.uk
11 – 15 June 2019 028 9024 1919
Theatre Royal, Brighton www.atgtickets.com/venues/theatre-royal-brighton/
17 – 22 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 November
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk/
8 – 13 July 2019 01483 440000
Oxford Playhouse www.oxfordplayhouse.com
15 – 20 July 2019 01865 305305
Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury www.marlowetheatre.com
20 – 24 August 2019 01227 787787.
Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham www.atgtickets.com
26 – 31 August 2019 0844 871 3011
Her Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen www.aberdeenperformingarts.com
3-7 September 2019 01224 641122
The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford www.bradford-theatres.co.uk
10-14 September 2019 01274 432000
Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe www.wycombeswan.co.uk
17- 21 September 2019 01494 512 000
Cambridge Arts Theatre www.cambridgeartstheatre.com
23 – 28 September 2019 01223 503333
Theatre Royal Plymouth www.theatreroyal.com
30 September – 5 October 2019 01752 267222
Wyvern Theatre, Swindon www.swindontheatres.co.uk
7 – 12 October 2019 01793 524481
Churchill Theatre, Bromley www.churchilltheatre.co.uk
14 – 19 October 2019 020 3285 6000
Malvern Theatres www.malvern-theatres.co.uk
21 – 26 October 2019 01684 892277
New Victoria Theatre, Woking www.atgtickets.com
28 October – 2 November 2019 0844 871 7645
Eastbourne Theatres www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk
4 – 9 November 2019 01323 412 000
New Theatre, Cardiff www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk
12-16 November 2019 029 2087 8889
Blackpool Winter Gardens www.wintergardensblackpool.co.uk
19-23 November 2019 01253 625252