Vacancies: Casting Call for Conductors, Dancing Chefs and Santa!

“Well, ya comin’?”

Telford Steam Railway are proud to introduce THE POLAR EXPRESS TM to their Santa schedule.

We need actors/ dancers to aid in this magical experience. The Conductor and Dancing Chefs play an important role within the film and we want you to create this.

This is purely a theatrical role with no technical theater or railway knowledge required, although it would be helpful, and will be a paid role with the railway.

Curtain goes up on the 2nd of December, with 14 evenings spread over that month.

Castings are taking place on 6th and 13th of August at Telford Steam Railway, with further details provided on rates of pay, rehearsal schedule etc.



Your role will include a starring piece in our Grand Reveal at Horsehay & Dawley station, to creating the letters in the tickets. Most of your role includes 1 to 1 work with our guests on the train.
“The thing about trains…it doesn’t matter where they’re going. What matters is deciding to get on.”

Dancing Chefs

Energetic individuals who help create the magic of the story on board the train. Your roles will include dancing, singing, reading stories, serving Hot Chocolate and cookies to a very excited group of guests.


The first gift of Christmas is….a sleigh bell. Your role will include giving the gift and helping create this magical experience.


To book a casting please contact Julia Hughes on 07484005586.

“Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.”

All Aboard.