I just can't imagine how'd you'd adapt this for the stage, or why. I mean, it's a women who sees something happening from a train...and most of it is done through narration and the big reveal happens mostly in flashbacks.....
Marwood is precisely right, it's weird and infantilising to refer to a grown adult woman as a girl. You can sort of get away with it up until maybe 25 as an absolute max, but it doesn't really do anyone any favours to insist on using the word girl where you could accurately say woman or even lady.
Opening night tomorrow. I quite fancy seeing it, but I'm going to wait for the reviews. I don't imagine there will be many, but something is better than nothing. 3 stars or more and I'll probably take a chance on a cheap seat.
Interested in theatres as much as theatre, and business as much as show!
Interested to hear how it works - doesn't seem an easy fit for the stage, but you never know.
Re: 'Girl.' There have been some articles about why so many successful novels have 'girl' in the title: Gone Girl, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Shining Girls, A Girl is a Half-formed Thing, The Girl in the Red Coat, The Girls, How to Build a Girl, etc.
Don't know that they reached any conclusions - but one article said 'Girl' was a more 'optimistic' word than 'Woman.' So - go figure.
I'm one of these joyless types who reads plot synopses of books and films that she never intends to read or watch just so she can justify to herself never reading/watching them (occasionally being intrigued enough by the outline to admit her wrongness and read/watch the thing after all), and if "optimism" is what Paula Hawkins was aiming for, she should've written an entirely different book all together...