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The Ghost Train set to arrive in Sudbury

PUBLISHED: 16:55 19 February 2019

The Ghost Train will be staged at the Quay Theatre in Sudbury between March 5 and 9.

The Ghost Train will be staged at the Quay Theatre in Sudbury between March 5 and 9.

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When a group of travellers are stranded overnight at an abandoned railway station, anything can happen - as Sudbury Dramatic Society will show when it stages the classic 1920s play The Ghost Train.

First staged in 1923, it was written by Arnold Ridley - best known for his role as Private Godfrey in Dad’s Army many years later - after he was forced to spend the night at an isolated rural station in Gloucestershire.

The deserted station’s atmosphere, combined with hearing a non-stop express train on a nearby line, created the illusion of an invisible train approaching, passing through and departing.

It impressed him so much it took him just a week to write a play that has been staged ever since and inspired many screen and radio versions.

Tickets for the Sudbury Dramatic Society adaptation cost £9 for the Tuesday and Wednesday shows and £10 for the performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

They are available from the Quay Theatre box office on 01787 374745 or online.

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