The Ghost Train Stops In London
I’ve never been able to read scripts. I seem to be script-blind. I’ve read thousands in my career, and hardly any of them have ever made a jot of sense. So when I got involved in a horror play and found the old problem recurring, I didn’t worry so much. Critic and writer Kim Newman is the driving force behind this project, and has the lion’s share of the play with his ode to Frankenstein, but there are a few other warm-up stories first, and the opening one is mine.Â The show moves into the Tristram Bates Theatre in London’s glittering West End, and stars living legend Jenny Runacre.
Here’s what the PR team says about the show…
Remember those horror portmanteau movies of the past, such as Tales from the Crypt, From Beyond The Grave and Doctor Terrorâ€™s House of Horrors? Theyâ€™re back and now on stage!
Five passengers meet on a train and agree to tell each other monstrous stories of possession, hauntings, devilry and science gone wrong. Each tale is inspired by a classic monster – vampire, ghost, Frankenstein, the Devil, mummy, ventriloquistâ€™s doll. Each actor plays multiple roles within the tales, and as is traditional in the form, the framing story builds to a suitably macabre climax.
The Ghost Train Doesnâ€™t Stop Here Any More is a follow-up to The Halloweâ€™en Sessions, which played at the Leicester Square Theatre Lounge in October 2012, selling out its run and garnering great reviews. Now weâ€™ve gathered a fresh group of genre writers to craft a deliciously dark all-new tribute to the portmanteau movies, madder, badder and scarier than ever.
Given the continued popularity of horror theatre such as Ghost Stories and The Woman in Black, weâ€™re confident that thereâ€™s an eager audience for productions such as this. After positive response to our last show we expect a healthy return attendance, and this time around weâ€™re targeting a wider crowd with a longer run and heavier PR. Weâ€™re looking forward to scaring the wits out of our audiences all over againâ€¦