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🚂🚂🚂🚂🚂THE GHOST TRAIN🚂🚂🚂🚂🚂
Director PATSY THOMAS
Saturday October 19th
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The audition piece and all pertinent information will be sent to you.
Season dates 30 April, 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 May 2020
Rehearsals will begin mid February.
The Ghost Train is a comedy/thriller dubbed as one of the world’s scariest plays. Set in England in the 1920’s, the plot revolves around a party of assorted railway travellers who find themselves stranded in the waiting room of an isolated country station late one night.
A large number of characters as follows;-
- RICHARD WINTHROP (Male) 28+
Comes across as rather bad-tempered, unhappily married to Elsie.
- ELSIE WINTHROP (Female) 25+
A somewhat sulky girl married to Richard.
- SAUL HODGKIN (Male) 50+
The station-master and general gofer of the station staff. He does not want anyone to stay, and happily relates a Ghost Story.
- CHARLES MURDOCK (Male) 25+
A good-looking young man in his mid-twenties but has lost his job due to the 1920’s crash.
- PEGGY MURDOCK (Female) 20+
A pretty girl in her 20s, just married that day to Charles who will be leaving her in a week.
- MISS BOURNE (Female) 50+
An elderly lady, carrying a large parrot-cage with a concealed Parrot, can be played slightly dotty, and happily falls asleep in Act 2 for most of the play.
- TEDDIE DEAKIN (Male) 25+
A fashionable young man, complete with eyeglass and a long cigarette holder. He has caused the train to stop, and receives a lot of complaints.
- JULIA PRICE (Female) 28+
She is young to middle aged and is dressed in beautiful evening dress.
- HERBERT PRICE (Male) 60+
An elderly, clean-shaven man, in evening dress. Father of Julia, comes looking for her.
- JOHN STERLING (Male) 30+
A tall thin man, in evening dress. Introduces himself as a Doctor, a friend of Herbert.
- JACKSON (Male) 25+
A Police Constable, he arrives near the end of Act 3 and has only a few lines.
- Two Officers – cameo roles – middle-aged men