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    The Signalman: A Ghost Story by Charles Dickens

    November 4, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    From the Producers of Kitty: Queen of the Washhouse and A Portrait of William Roscoe comes a slice of winter terror with a new adaptation of the much-loved Charles Dickens supernatural classic, The Signalman.

    “As solitary a place as ever I saw…It struck a chill to me, as if I had left the natural world.”

    A ghostly figure has visited the signalman twice already, each time preceding a terrible disaster. When the apparition appears for the third time, it’s up to the signalman to decode its meaning and prevent another catastrophe.

    A gripping slice of gothic horror from Charles Dickens, regarded as the greatest horror story ever written.

    In the tradition of classic oral storytelling, a lantern and two players is all that is needed to tell the spine tingling tale of the Signalman.

    The tour starts at the atmospheric Engine Room at Metal, Edge Hill Station and will visit various locations during November.

    Including, the idyllic Mansion House, The Reader at Calderstones, the popular pub theatre in Salford, The Kings Arms, the reputed establishment Liverpool Athenaeum and a new performance space for Artsgroupie, The Storey in Lancaster.

    After the success of last year’s Ghost Stories for Xmas, which will be returning in December, Artsgroupie is delighted to be working again with esteemed local writer and director David Griffiths,


    “The Signalman is a powerful and haunting story about survivor’s guilt and isolation – something we believe will be of striking relevance to our audience following the pandemic. Our inability to control events around us can be more frightening than any ghost, as Dickens knew well. He wrote from experience, a survivor of the Staplehurst railway disaster – events that both inspired and haunted the author.”

    David Griffiths, Writer and Director


    “Last year, I worked with David on a critically acclaimed production of Orwell’s 1984 and Artsgroupie produced the successful Ghost Stories For Xmas.

    We are delighted to be once again collaborating on a much- loved classic, playing some new locations and re-visiting some of our favourite local venues.”

    John Maguire, Creative Director ArtsGroupie


    There will be two performances of The Signalman at Metal, Platform 1 Edge Hill railway station, L7 6ND – on Saturday 4 November at:

    2pm and



    Tickets are available here.


    Please note: this event is ‘hosted at’ Metal Liverpool and functions outside of our programme as a private hire. For more information on the organisers, please visit their website here. For more information about Metal and our public programme, please head here.


    November 4, 2023
    2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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    Metal Liverpool
    Platform 1, Edge Hill Station, Tunnel Road
    Liverpool, L7 6ND United Kingdom
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