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The Girl on the Train

  • Venue: Courtyard Theatre
  • Duration: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Other: Post Show Discussion Tue 22 May. Please note that this show contains extremely bright light, loud sudden sounds and strobing projection
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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 – this gripping new play will keep you guessing until the final moment.

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A West Yorkshire Playhouse production in association with Simon Friend, Amblin Partners and Joshua Andrews.

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Cast & Credits

Based on the best-selling novel by Paula Hawkins and the DreamWorks film / Adapted by Rachel Wagstaff & Duncan Abel / Directed by Joe Murphy / Designer Lily Arnold / Lighting Designer Lizzie Powell / Sound Designer and Composer Isobel Waller-Bridge / Video Designer Andrzej Goulding / Assistant Director Laurence Young / Fight director Rachel Bown-Williams and Ruth Cooper-Brown of Rc-Annie Ltd / Casting Director Gabrielle Dawes CDG /

A West Yorkshire Playhouse production in association with Simon Friend and Amblin Partners

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    Adam Best
    as Tom Watson
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    Jill Halfpenny
    as Rachel Watson
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    Florence Hall
    as Megan Hipwell
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    Jonas Khan
    as Kamal Abdic
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    Theo Ogundipe
    as Scott Hipwell
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    Sarah Ovens
    as Anna Watson
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    Colin Tierney
    as D.I. Gaskill



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Captioned Performance

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British Sign Language Interpreted

A Signed performance is the usual full production with the addition of a British Sign Language Interpreter who stands on the stage interpreting the show for Deaf attendees.

Audio Described

Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.

Relaxed Performance

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Dementia-Friendly Performance

A relaxed performance with adaptations to technical aspects of the show, flexible seating options and a relaxed attitude to audience responses and movement in the auditorium. In our front of house space we will have a quiet room, clearer visual markers and signage, and additional staff and volunteers trained to sensitively and respectfully welcome people living with dementia and their supporters to this show.

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