WITH a month to go, tickets are almost sold out for the stage adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train – on at the Liverpool Playhouse from 11-16 March.
The gritty thriller, which sold over 20 million copies worldwide, will be given new life on stage, as former EastEnders star Samantha Womack performs the lead role of Rachel Watson in this gripping new play.
Rachel longs for a different life. Her only escape is the perfect couple she watches through the train window every day, happy and in love. 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 with bigger revelations than she could ever have anticipated.
Performing for the first time at the Playhouse, Samantha Womack is no stranger to Liverpool, following her role as Isobel De Pauli in the 90s TV crime drama Liverpool 1.
Sam 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.”
Oliver Farnworth, who is best known for playing Andy Carver in Coronation Street plays Scott with 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 Train are close to selling out. Best availability is for the Tuesday 12 March performance at 7.30pm. Visit www.everymanplayhouse.com/whats-on or call the Everyman & Playhouse Box Office on 0151 709 4776.