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Ghost Train pulling into Yelvertoft

Rugby Editorial 26th Jan, 2018   0

THE GHOST train will be pulling in at Yelvertoft Village Hall next week.

Drama in Yelvertoft Presents, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary, stages the play on Friday and Saturday February 2 and 3.

The play was written in 1923 by Arnold Ridley, known to most as Godfrey in Dad’s Army. It centres around six passengers who have been accidentally stranded at a small Cornish wayside station by a particularly silly gentleman.

The stationmaster’s strange stories of a ghost train do not deter them from staying the night in the waiting room, but they soon regret their decision.

Ghostly, and not so ghostly, apparitions materialise before the man who placed them in the situation reveals the true reason behind the night’s events.

Director Sharon Mills said: “While the play is a chilling tale on one hand, the characters and farcical elements make The Ghost Train humorous.

“Set in the 1930s, the play has made costumes an exciting part of preparations, and we have added our own performance twist to reimagine the setting and accentuate the sound effects.”

Tickets are priced £7.50 and are available by calling Jackie on 01788 822 518 or Julie on 01788 822 072. Doors open at 7pm with curtain up at 7.30pm. There will be a licenced bar and raffle.


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