Our NODA Rep Sue Dupont wrote........
Thank you very much for the invitation to see CSAODS in production of "The Ghost Train", a classic play well worth a revisit and performed to a very high standard.
Firstly, I must congratulate on the visual and technical aspects: set good, very good period style for costumes, wigs and haircuts exemplary, and effects good. And the casting worked extremely well, all characters drawn with thought for the story and interactions between them. The relationships of the two couples Martin Rodwell and Lucy Murphy (Winthrops) and Paul Markham and Grace Watts (Murdocks) were very credible and complementary; Peter Thrower once more a great 'character' as Saul with all his warnings; Madeline Hudson convincing and somewhat hysterical as Julia Price; extravert, annoying to all, and finally in control, Simon Killingback was the passenger not to travel with as Teddy; and Nona Gray was in her element as Miss Bourne, not a role to be overlooked in this almost Margaret Rutherford style working.
This may have been the first attempt at direction, rather than lead actress, for Janet Hignett, a loss in onstage performance, but hopefully she will alternate the talents shown and direct again.
Delighted that you had such good houses for the week. Sue