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The Ghost Train At Threshfield Village Institute..
October 25, 2018 @ 8:00 am - October 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Our planned October production is “The Ghost Train” by Arnold Ridley.
The play will be performed October 25th-27th October 2018 and will be directed by Mark Bamforth.
Readings will be on Monday 11th and Thursday 14th June at Threshfield Village Institute, commencing 7:30 p.m.
Please come along !
THE GHOST TRAIN is a comedy thriller. It was written in 1923 by Arnold Ridley. Some people remember Arnold Ridley as the actor who played the part of Private Godfrey in the television comedy DAD’S ARMY. The play is set in Cornwall in 1923. The story takes place over 4 hours at night, from 10pm to 2am.
THE GHOST TRAIN tells the funny and scary story of a group of train passengers who miss their train connection. They include a couple who have just got married, a husband and wife who don’t like each other, an elderly lady and her parrot and a young man who is always joking and annoys everybody else. Because they have missed the last train, and they are in the countryside, they have to spend the night in the waiting room of the train station. The stationmaster warns them that the station is haunted! He says that a ghostly train comes through the station at night and that anyone who sees it may die!!
All kinds of funny and frightening things happen to the passengers. In the end, it turns out that the mysterious train is not a ghost train but an ordinary train being used to smuggle weapons, and the ghost story has been made up to frighten the passengers away.