Archives - The Ghost Train

by Arnold Ridley

Directed by Joan Goodwin

Thursday 6th – Saturday 15th January 1983 in the Auditorium

A feckless young man accidentally strands six fellow passengers and himself at a sinisterly remote Cornish railway station whose psychic station-master tells them a weird tale of a ghost train. Ghost train there certainly is and other alarming manifestations throughout a hair-raising night in the waiting room.

Written as a ‘drama’ in the 1920’s, its initial popularity has never waned but changing taste has transformed it into a melodramatic comedy. It is ideal post-Christmas entertainment.

Part of the Barn’s 1982/1983 season

Presented by The Barn Theatre Club

Cast

Saul Hodgkin-Tony Cole-Hamilton
Richard Winthrop-Brian Carman
Elsie Winthrop-Hazel Halliday
Charles Murdock-Paul Philpot
Peggy Murdock-Julia Spink
Miss Bourne-Isla Petch
Teddie Deakin-Desmond Harper
Julia Price-Sheryl Clarke
Herbert Price-Lawrence Wheatley
John Sterling-Harold Stull
Jackson-Neil Richardson
Smith-Tony Iliffe

Creative team

Director-Joan Goodwin
Stage Manager-Ken Coppock
Assistant Stage Managers-Maryam Rodway
Ursula Smith
Set Design-Clyde Wilson
Set Construction-Members of The Barn Theatre Club
Lighting-Derek Palmer
Andrew Gilchrist
David B Collinson
Sound-Tony Iliffe
Properties and Stage Crew-Irene Gill
Jo Burden
Barbara King
Sheryl Kelly
Mavis Junkerson
Wardrobe-Anne Classey
Prompter-Peggy Thompson
Production Secretary-Maryam Rodway

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