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The Ghost Train – The Little Theatre, Birkenhead
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The Ghost Train – The Little Theatre, Birkenhead

To many people Arnold Ridley will always be the impeccably polite Private Godfrey in Dad’s Army, but before he made the catchphrase, ‘May I be excused sir?’ famous, he wrote more than 30 plays of which only The Ghost Train, penned in 1923, achieved notable success, running for 665 performances at St Martin’s Theatre and being adapted for cinema three times. Almost a hundred years on, The Carlton Players under the direction of Jen Henry resurrect this delightful comedy thriller, importantly set in 1925, where a group of passengers are stranded in a Cornish railway station waiting room on a dark and stormy night. They have missed their connection because the ‘daft as a brush’ Teddie Deakin (Mark Prescott) pulled the communication cord on their train after losing his hat out of the window...
Musical Theatre under the Stars in Liverpool
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Musical Theatre under the Stars in Liverpool

At last, a chance to get out and enjoy a good singsong in the centre of Liverpool. St Luke’s Bombed Out Church at the top of Bold Street is hosting a musical theatre concert on December 17th starting at 7.30pm. Doors open 7.00pm The event, “Musical Theatre under the Stars” is designed to raise money for the local Fringe Theatre group Make it Write. The group will use the money to give people on low-income access to playwriting and theatre activities. “As a performer myself I was keen to get a show going and to help theatres and groups hit by the pandemic”, said Laura Smith, the main driver of the show being arranged by Make it Write. It could be a chilly night so the team is suggesting that people should dress warm and bring a blanket for the event expected to last abou...