Join us on Thursday 28th February 7.30pm to read excerpts from two plays at Summerheath Hall, Hailsham.
The Ghost Train
Arnold Ridley’s classic drama was first produced in 1925 and filmed no less than three times. A very silly young man accidentally strands six passengers at a small Cornish wayside station. Despite the pyschic stationmaster’s weird stories of a ghost train, they decide to stay the night in the waiting room. Soon they regret this decision as ghostly and not so ghostly apparitions materialize, before the young man reveals the true reason behind the night’s events.
Male – 8 (young, 20s, 60, elderly)
Female – 4 (20s, elderly)
The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revived classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting “happy medium,” one Madame Arcati. As the (worldly and un-) personalities clash, Charles’ current wife, Ruth, is accidentally killed, “passes over,” joins Elvira, and the two “blithe spirits” haunt the hapless Charles into perpetuity.
Male – 2 (40, middle age)
Female – 5 (young, 45, middle age)
This is purely a read through and not an audition please come along…. a chance to catch up with existing members and also to meet some of our new members. When we had read both titles and gauged interest we will make a decision as to which tittle we will go with.
New members welcome