A compelling adaptation is derailed by schlocky finale

A compelling adaptation is derailed by schlocky finale
Oliver Farnworth and Samantha Womack in The Girl on the Train
Are you one of the millions of people who have read Paula Hawkins’s 2015 book The Girl on the Train? Or perhaps you have seen the 2017 film version, starring Emily Blunt? If not, you are still probably aware of the cultural influence of Hawkins’s gripping psychological thriller, which spawned a series of copycat crime-based novels with similar names. Now, The Girl on the Train attempts to extend its influence into theatrical territory, with a stage version by Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel, directed by Anthony Banks.

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