Play directory : Ghost Train

Welcome to the Mandy Actors UK Plays Directory.

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other Mandy Actors UK members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Arnold Ridley
  • Written
  • Setting
    Waiting room of an isolated train station
  • Overview
    The Ghost Train is a British play, written in 1923 by Arnold Ridley.

    The plot revolves around a party of passengers who find themselves stranded in the waiting room of an isolated station. The station master tries to get them to leave citing the local legend of a ghost train that dooms all who see it to death. It is revealed later in the plot that the train is in fact smuggling arms and the story has been concocted to frighten away strangers. The play was very unusual for its time in using elaborate special-effects to simulate a train running through the station, such as garden-rollers running over wooden laths, thunder sheets, etc.