THE GIRL On The Train comes to the stage in Bradford after its worldwide success as a novel and film.

The thriller by Paula Hawkins can be seen at Bradford Alhambra until September 14 with Samantha Womack in the starring role.

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.

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

Samantha Womack came to the role after performing extensively in television, film and theatre, especially playing Ronnie Mitchell in BBC1’s EastEnders.

Other television credits include roles in Silent Witness, Mount Pleasant and the popular Game On. Her recent films include Kingsman: The Golden Circle and Kingsman: The Secret Service alongside Colin Firth.

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.”

Paula Hawkins’ novel was an international phenomenon, selling over 20 million copies world-wide. The novel has been adapted for the stage by Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel.

Call 01274 432000 or visit to book tickets.