2024 – The Ghost Train

The Ghost Train, Arnold Ridley’s classic drama, was performed by TADS from Wednesday 15th to Saturday 18th May 2024.

This classic comedy-thriller was first produced in 1925 and has been a firm favourite with professional and non-professional theatre companies ever since. The revised version, published in 2023 by Jocelyn and Nicolas Ridley, aims to refresh some elements of the dialogue to bring it a little more up to date.

This is the second outing of The Ghost Train for TADS, having first been performed in 1990.


Six passengers find themselves stranded late at night in the waiting-room of an isolated Cornish railway station. Ignoring the ghostly tales and dire warnings of the stationmaster, they decide to stay where they are until morning – with terrifying consequences. Finally, all is revealed and the details of a fiendish plot are laid bare…


Saul Hodgkin Martin Picken
Richard Winthrop Andy Mackenzie
Elsie Winthrop Clare Rayner
Charles Murdock Mark Prout
Peggy Murdock Lauren Desantos
Miss Bourne Hazel Wright
Teddie Deakin James Ager
Julia Price Sarah Jones
John Sterling Dean Baylis
Jackson James Macwilliam / Lesley Emery

Directed by Thomas Houghton


The Ghost Train….an excellent performance. Loved the period details in the costumes ..scene set was so atmospheric… top notch actors. All in all a great night…we’re looking forward to your next show.

Another great production. Well done to everyone both on stage and behind the scenes.

Lovely performance last night – really enjoyed it. Cast great as always and some excellent staging, sound and lighting.

Really enjoyed this performance! Congratulations to you all! A real twist at the end that I didn’t see coming! Thought Sterling was a real doctor up until that point!!



This show was reviewed by NODA, click here to read their report.