Ghost Station - a brand new play written for Artemis Studios students.
A small group of London teens break into a dead tube station - closed up since the late 40’s. The station is a dark time capsule, unchanged and boarded up with commuters passing through on trains unknowingly every day.
The teens explore the dark passageways, filming as they go for a Blair Witch style video.
But things take a strange turn when they film the quiet platform - as they look through the view screens on their phones they can see children in school uniforms, dancing girls, soldiers, nurses and more!
They are seeing echoes of past events–ghosts from a bygone age–back to the second world war, when the bombs were falling and the local residents of Bethnal Green fled to the tube on a daily basis.
Over days of filming they realise the children and adults they are seeing are about to fall victim to a disaster - when dozens of people were killed in a dreadful accident on the platform. Can they find a way to reach into the past and speak to the people they can hear and see so clearly? Can they change history?
Featuring sing-a-long popular songs from the 40's such as 'Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy' and 'Chattanooga Choo Choo'. Presented by performing arts students from Artemis Studios in Bracknell and Windsor aged 5 to adult, this is a roller coaster story with laughter, tears and some toe tapping songs!
Ghost Station is a brand new musical play written by local writer Niki Robinson especially for the Artemis Studios Performing Arts Schools students. By commissioning a new work every summer Artemis ensures every performer is a star!
Starring Triple Threat and Medusa Saturday students.
Directed by senior drama tutors Rebecca Moir (Windsor) and Vivienne Storrey (Bracknell).
Assistant Director Georgia Walter (Medusa).
Guest director - Julian Hurst
Friday 12th July : 7.00pm
Saturday 13th July : 2.00pm & 7.00pm
Sunday 14th July : 1.00pm
A full schedule including rehearsals (in the theatre and in class) will be posted here very soon. All details will also be handed out and emailed to all cast members.
Tickets will be available directly from the theatre box office.
The Kenton Theatre, Henley