Banbury Cross Players will perform The Girl on the Train by Rachel Wagstaff, Paula Hawkins and Duncan Abel at The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury from 20th to 23rd July 2022.
Read through – Tuesday 15th March 2022
Auditions 22nd & 24th March 2022
Anyone can audition for any part. What can you expect during an audition? Well it all depends on the Director. Typical auditions involve reading through the play or perhaps some improvisation work. Don’t feel comfortable with this? Talk to the Director beforehand. You may glean some ‘winning’ tips!
Rachel is a bit of a mess. She drinks heavily, has lost her job and her only escape is the perfect couple she watches through the train window every day. They are happy and in love – or so it appears. One morning, she sees something shocking. And then it all changes. When she discov- ers the woman she’s been watching has suddenly disappeared, she finds herself as a witness and even a suspect in a thrilling mystery. Her ex-husband (Tom) and his new wife (Anna) are friends with the perfect couple and all their lives become inter-twined as they face bigger revelations than they could have anticipated.
Staged on a composite set, the flashback scenes gradually reveal more about the characters and their collective relationships. They tease the audience by slowly uncovering the events of the fateful Saturday when Megan disappeared. They mirror Rachel’s slowly recovering memory of that same night and her involvement in it. Although the reveal is gradual, that’s not the pace of the play, which rattles along to it’s unexpected conclusion.