Gin and Tonic and Passing Trains

6th Oct 2008 - 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

Spike Theatre and Ramesh Meyyappan present

Gin and Tonic and Passing Trains

Tickets £8.50 / £6.50 concessions

A visual, darkly comic tale of one man who has too much time on his hands.  With nothing for company other than his thoughts and the sound of trains rushing past, Mr Jones starts to feel trapped in his damp rickety signal box.  Soon the loneliness, the responsibilities and the endless sounds of bells drive him to distraction or more precisely to the bottom of a bottle.

What starts as a tipple at four slowly turns into a torrent at six and by ten all sorts of spirits are visiting him.  How will he cope when he meets these unexpected visitors? Will it be the tipple that makes him topple?  Or will he be pulled back from the drink?

Influenced by the classic Charles Dickens ghost story ‘The Signalman’ this darkly visual tale will leave you in no doubt that Gin and Trains do not make the perfect tonic.