The Ghost Train by Arnold RidleyMystery/Thriller Arnold Ridley
Characters: 7 male, 4 female
A long running success in London and on Broadway and packed with thrills, chills and laughter. In a remote Cornish station theres a legend of a phantom locomotive sweeping through the village leaving death in its wake. Smugglers use this and the villagers superstition to their advantage but a not-as-incompetent-as-he-seems detective clears up the mystery of the spectre and attendant deaths. His seemingly silly actions result in the apprehension of the evildoers and the little village and its station are finally at peace. For sheer, creeping mystery, its a play without a peer.
The Ghost Train - 1951
Arnold Ridley - The Ghost Train
The cast revel in both the pratfalls and delicious period dialogue, with Calum Finlay standing out as a Bertie Wooster-esque playboy whose devil-may-care attitude hides an insightful mind and Lena Kaur and Sam Alexander unravelling in an amusingly over-the-top fashion as a newlywed bride and a troubled husband trying to stay in control. And our journalism is invested in supporting theatre and the performing arts. The Stage is a family business, operated by the same family since we were founded in We do not receive government funding. We are not owned by a large corporation. Our editorial is not dictated by ticket sales. Help us continue to report on great work across the UK, champion new talent and keep up our investigative journalism that holds the powerful to account.
My choice, however, would have to be The Ghost Train, a comedy thriller written in by Arnold Ridley, who is less well-known as a.
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W hat is the greatest stage ghost story of all time? My choice, however, would have to be The Ghost Train, a comedy thriller written in by Arnold Ridley, who is less well-known as a playwright than as Private Godfrey , the most senior member of the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard. Why not the ghost of the train itself? I was first taken to see The Ghost Train at the age of seven, and have been recovering from the experience ever since. So much so that I demanded to be taken and terrified again the next night, and once more at the Saturday matinee. Since then, I make it a point never to miss revivals of this old-fashioned but superbly effective play. Memorable re-encounters have included a starry mids production at the Lyric Hammersmith in which the old station master was played by Bill Oddie; and a postmodern version at Bolton Octagon directed by Lawrence Till that lifted the lid on the incredible sound effects of which more later.
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A long running success in London and on Broadway and packed with thrills, chills and laughter. In Maine near the Canadian border there's a legend of a phantom locomotive sweeping through a peaceful village leaving death in its wake. Rum and narcotic runners use this and the villagers' superstition…. No account yet? Create one. Agatha Christie. Jack Neary , Edgar Allan Poe.