The Signalman


A signalman who witnessed a horrifying tragedy is haunted by a mysterious figure standing by a railway tunnel. He’s sure it’s a warning – but what is it warning against? This fresh and thrilling adaptation of the famous Charles Dickens ghost story places the signalman at the heart of the narrative in a compelling solo show.

Written after Dickens himself survived a train crash, the short story was the writer's final completed work, and was famously adapted for television in the 1970s as one of the BBC's Ghost Stories For Christmas, starring Denholm Elliott.

Directed by Sam Raffal.

"Tim Larkfield is excellent in the role... the character has a great deal of complexity and depth" - London Pub Theatres

"Breathes new life into this haunting and spine-chillingly classic tale" - Theatre and Art Reviews

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Silhouette of a man holding a red lantern in a railway tunnel, with white text saying The Signalman by Charles Dickens, adapted by Martin Malcolm, on a black background
Illustrated by Mike Cala
Tim is an actor based in Margate. He has appeared in a wide range of stage and screen roles, and has a home studio for voiceover work. Before turning to acting, he trained as a broadcast journalist and worked at the BBC for many years.
Paragon Theatre Collective is Tim Larkfield and Sam Raffal. They are producing shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.