The Signalman

A Radio Play : To be broadcast in w/c 26th April 2021: By Charles Dickens adapted by Matthew Harper

Director: Mark Buckley

"The Signal-Man" is a first-person horror/mystery story by Charles Dickens, first published as part of the Mugby Junction collection in the 1866 Christmas edition of All the Year Round. Adapted by Matthew Harper

This is a ghost story set at a signal box on a remote stretch of line in Victorian England. A gentleman stumbles across a Signalman standing on a railway line staring into a tunnel, completely detached from reality. What follows is a story of conversation between the 2 men, spooky occurrences and a twist in this gripping, scary and engrossing tale.

Although adapted for the stage as a one-act play, this will be done as a radio play.


The Signalman - Richard Young

The Gentleman - Malcolm Todd

The Policeman - Adrian Bacon

The Train Driver - Dom Gaskell


Director - Mark Buckley

Assistant Director - Annie Haley

Production Manager - Rosie Farrow

Sound & Editing - Arran Mackay



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