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THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN
Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne
Monday 4 to Saturday 9 November

Based on the internationally acclaimed number one best-selling novel by Paula Hawkins, and the Dreamworks film of the same name, gripping thriller The Girl on the Train now comes to Eastbourne’s Devonshire Park Theatre stage, 4 – 9 November, starring Samantha Womack (Ronnie Mitchell in Eastenders).

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 and she recently played Morticia in a tour of The Addams Family.

Samantha added: “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. The novel is about coercive control and obsession, feeling isolated and broken. This tour has already been the journey of a life-time and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to take it to even more theatres across the country.”

Paula Hawkins said after watching the show: ‘Sam was amazing. You could literally hear a pin drop. Everyone was holding their breath.’

The current 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.

Don’t miss the thrilling theatrical experience The Girl on the Train at the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne from Monday 4 to Saturday 9 November, with nightly performances 7.45pm and 2.30pm matinee on Wednesday and Saturday. Tickets priced from £22, to book call the box office on 01323 412000 or online eastbournetheatres.co.uk