By Arnold Ridley, in association with the Royal Exchange, Manchester


Following the success of You Can't Take It With You (2011) and Too Clever By Half (2013) we were delighted to return to the Royal Exchange Manchester for a third year running with this classic ghost story, done (of course) with an Idiot twist!

A group of passengers are left stranded at a remote railway station, facing the prospect of a night in the waiting room. But when the old stationmaster warns them about the phantom train that haunts the tracks after dark, the evening starts to take one chilling turn after another.

"THE GHOST TRAIN is not normally the kind of play that would be produced in the round. The challenge of staging action that would normally happen off stage and of using every inch of that extraordinary space will be really thrilling." 
Paul Hunter, Director and Artistic director of Told by an Idiot.



★★★★ 'Another infectiously screwball comedy ... witty and ingenious stagecraft' - The Stage

★★★★ 'Distinctive, innovative and everything theatre should be' - The Reviews Hub

★★★★ 'Terrific performances ... found myself laughing out loud ... both scary and very funny!' - Manchester Evening News



Performers: Sam Alexander, Ayesha Antoine, Femi Elufowoju jr, Callum Finlay, Amanda Hadingue, Joanna Holden, Lena Kaur, Javier Marzan, Will Merrick

Written by Arnold Ridley

Directed by Paul Hunter

Designed by Laura Hopkins

Lighting Design by Paul Anderson

Sound Design by Adrienne Quartly


Performance Dates 2015

14 May - 10 June      Royal Exchange, Manchester