Sunday, October 1, 2023

Thurrock Courts Players: All aboard The Ghost Train

THURROCK Courts Players conclude their year of murder and suspense this September by bringing the spine chilling tale of The Ghost Train to the Thameside stage.

The story charters a group of travellers stranded late one night at a remote railway station. Despite the station master’s stark warnings they decide to spend the night and await the first morning train. However, true to the station master’s word, events throughout the night threaten to drive the group half to madness as the ghostly train that haunts the line approaches, promising death to those who see it.

This classic 1920s ghost story was written by actor and playwright Arnold Ridley, most famously known for his portrayal of Private Godfrey in Dad’s Army. The play is a firm favourite of theatre critics with it’s staunch 1920s feel, which is evident from the set, costumes and dialogue.

Director Martyn Williams said ‘Although Courts are well known for our comedic talents, which have been well rewarded over the last couple of years, I am delighted to be presenting a good old fashioned thriller for our audiences. Featuring a cast of familiar and new faces, this promises to be a performance that will haunt the audience long after the evening is over.’

The Ghost Train runs at the Thameside Theatre, Grays from 22-24 September. Evening performances start at 7.45pm and due to demand a matinee has been added at 3pm on the Saturday. Tickets are priced at £12 adults and £10 concessions and are available from the society box office 07475 634 474 or online from the theatre


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