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.
Closed 4 Jan 2020
Old Red Lion Theatre
Image: 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?
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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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London EC1V 4NJ
Performance days & times
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)
Saturday - 4-00pm
New Year's Eve matinee 4.00pm
Tim Larkfield - The Signalman
Helen Baranova - Joe the crossing sweeper
Author: Adapted by Martin Malcolm from the story by Charles Dickens
Director: Sam Raffal
Designer: Mike Leopold
Production: Paragon Theatre Collective