OUR NEXT PRODUCTION
The Ghost Train is a comedy/thriller dubbed as one of the world’s scariest plays. It was written in 1923 by actor Arnold Ridley, after he was stranded overnight at a small, lonely railway station near Bristol. The plot revolves around a party of assorted railway travelers who find themselves stranded in the waiting room of an isolated rural station in Cornwall one dark and stormy night. The station master tries to persuade them to leave the site as he is closing the station for the night. They refuse to leave. He then warns them of the supernatural danger posed by the ghost of a train that was fatally wrecked in the locality 20 years before. The ‘ghost train’ sometimes haunts the line at night, roaring past the station and bringing death to all who set eyes upon it. Incredulous of his story they still refuse to leave, and he departs leaving them facing a night at the station.
The initial comedic elements of the play gradually give way to a variety of escalating dramatic incidents combined with heightening tension, as the latent threat of the spectral train’s possible appearance is ultimately dramatically realised, bringing disaster and death to the group as foretold.
The cast includes Rose Harvey, Chris Leech, Nathan Brown, Kiara Aimee Wiese, Jenny Allan, Tim Cousins, Leah Lowe, Brian Godfrey, David Rapkin, Eric Offler, and Aslan Anderson-Usher.
Season – Thurs 22nd – 24th July then 29th – 31st July
St Jude’s Hall 444 Brighton Road, Brighton Evenings at 7.30pm and Saturday matinées at 2pm
PLEASE NOTE CHANGED TIME OF EVENING PERFORMANCES
Due to COVID restrictions we have limited seating, so book early to avoid disappointment!
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Upcoming Productions 2021
November 11th—13th then 18th—20th
Who Are St Jude’s Players?
St Jude’s Players Inc is a community theatre group consisting of volunteers operating out of a church hall in Brighton, a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. Although the Players are loosely affiliated with, and the group was formed by, members of St Jude’s, today membership is open to everyone who has an interest in quality community theatre.
The Players usually put on three full-length productions a year, and they can include comedies, dramas and musicals. Although the hall is not large (it seats about 180 people), on occasions we can raise the roof! Naturally, occasions for eating and drinking figure prominently throughout the year.