Theatre closures due to coronavirus outbreak


From Saturday 15 August 2020, indoor performances at London theatres are allowed (with social distancing).


Outdoor performances (where possible) can also go ahead.


However, most theatres remain closed as they either do not have outside spaces or regard the need for social distancing as uneconomic.


The show below will not currently be playing and is scheduled to close by 15 August 2020 (when theatres can reopen for indoor performances).


Original performance dates are given below and reflect any changes we know about.



The Signalman

3 star rating

Closed 4 Jan 2020

Old Red Lion Theatre

A signalman is haunted by a mysterious figure standing at the mouth of a train tunnel. He's sure it's a warning - but what is it warning against?
The Signalman at Old Red Lion Theatre

Image: Old Red Lion Theatre

Show details

Synopsis


A signalman is haunted by a mysterious figure standing at the mouth of a train tunnel.


He's sure it's a warning - but what is it warning against?


Background, advisory warnings


Age suitability: 12+


The Signalman was Charles Dickens's final completed work, written after the writer himself had survived a train crash.


This adaptation by Martin Malcolm ('Warped' - VAULT Festival 2019) remains faithful to the original text but also incorporates other aspects of Dickens's writing, including the introduction of Joe the crossing sweeper, who listens as the signalman's tale unfolds.


The story was famously adapted by the BBC in the 1970s as one of the popular Ghost Stories for Christmas, starring Denholm Elliott as the signalman.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
418 St John Street
London EC1V 4NJ

Box office tel: 0333 012 4963

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 10 December 2019

Press night:Thursday 12 December 2019

Closes:Saturday 4 January 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 8‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 8‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 8‑30pm

Friday ‑ 8‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 8‑30pm

(except New Year's Eve, Christmas Eve and Chistmas Day)


Matinee:

Saturday - 4-00pm

New Year's Eve matinee 4.00pm


Running time: 55 mins (approx)

Tickets


Previews:
£10

Standard:
£14.50

Concessions:
£12.50

Cast


Tim Larkfield - The Signalman

Helen Baranova - Joe the crossing sweeper


Creatives


Author: Adapted by Martin Malcolm from the story by Charles Dickens
Director: Sam Raffal
Designer: Mike Leopold
Production: Paragon Theatre Collective

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