The Guild of Players presents The Girl On The Train

Tough topics of domestic violence and alcoholism feature in what is a ground-breaking production for The Guild of Players at Scotland’s oldest working theatre, Theatre Royal Dumfries.

The group is staging its most challenging production to date – the psychological thriller, The Girl on The Train. Based on the bestselling novel by Paula Hawkins and the blockbuster DreamWorks film starring Emily Blunt and Haley Bennett, the play (adapted by Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel), is being directed by Lesley Woodhouse.

The Guild of Players’ first production in 2023 is selling fast and is on from the 15th- 18th February at the Theatre Royal Dumfries.

Director, Lesley Woodhouse said ” Many people will have seen the film or read the book. As you can imagine the play had presented us with many things to consider. Along with scenes of domestic violence and the theme of alcohol addiction, there are technical aspects of the play that are very challenging and different to what we have tackled in the past”.
She goes on to say- ” However, we are very lucky to have such a talented and committed cast in the show, alongside our very capable and experienced technicians, set construction crew, designers and advisors who have relished the opportunity to work on something so complex.”

The play was first performed in the West Yorkshire Theatre in 2019 and then just last year in the West end in London.

Tickets can be bought from the Theatre Royal Box office (Tuesday – Thursday, 11:00-15:00), onlinethrough the theatre website www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk or from the Midsteeple Box Office.

Wednesday 15th – Saturday 18th February | 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
Full £12 | Concessions £10 | GOP £8


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