Aldermaston Players

Coming Soon … The Ghost Train

Aldermaston Players are pleased to announce gaining permission to perform The Ghost Train by Arnold Ridley. It will be the revised version we will put on, that was adapted from the 1923 original by Jocelyn & Nicolas Ridley.

The performance dates are Feb 23rd, 24th and Mar 1st, 2nd 2024 and these will be dinner theatre evenings. A performance of the play only will be on Feb 29th 2024 . If you want advance notice of ticket availability, please join our mailing list.

The Ghost Train is a comedy-thriller, written in 1923 by the English actor and playwright Arnold Ridley. The story centres upon the social interaction of a group of railway passengers who have been stranded at a remote rural train station overnight, and are increasingly threatened by a latent external force. The play ran for over a year in its original sold-out London theatrical run, and is regarded as a modern minor classic. Arnold Ridley was inspired to write the play after becoming stranded overnight at the now lost Mangotsfield railway station on the Midland Railway.

Arnold Ridley was better known later in life when he played Private Godfrey, from 1968-1977, in Dad’s Army on the BBC

Credit: Unknown BBC staff photographer –

This amateur production of “The Ghost Train (Revised)” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.