The Railway Children

E. Nesbit’s classic novel The Railway Children is brought thrillingly to life in this stunning new stage production.


The Railway Children

Nick Brooke Ltd presents an Exeter Northcott Theatre Production

Adapted by Dave Simpson
Directed by Paul Jepson
Design by Tim Bird

This best-loved tale, made famous by the iconic 1970 movie starring Jenny Agutter and Bernard Cribbins, delivers a compelling coming of age story and a fascinating insight into Edwardian rural life.

When their father mysteriously disappears with two strangers one evening, the lives of Roberta, Peter and Phyllis are turned upside down. Forced to leave the comforts of their privileged London life in exchange for a simple existence in the depths of the Yorkshire countryside, this fractured family soon discover new friendships and an unexpected secret that will change their lives forever.

Complete with beautiful period costumes and ingenious designs, this new production promises an uplifting theatrical experience for all ages, packed with intrigue, adventure, joy and jubilation.

The Railway Children opened at Exeter Northcott Theatre on 16 June 2017 before touring to the following venues:

Newcastle Theatre Royal             26 June – 1 July 2017
Glasgow Theatre Royal                   4 – 9 July 2017
Inverness, Eden Court                   11 – 16 July 2017
The Lowry, Salford                         25 – 30 July 2017
Norwich Theatre Royal                 31 July – 5 August 2017
High Wycombe, Swan Theatre    9 – 13 August 2017
Canterbury, Marlowe Theatre   15 – 19 August 2017
Malvern Theatres                             22 – 27 August 2017
Richmond Theatre Royal             29 August – 3 September 2017
Coventry, Belgrade Theatre        11 – 16 September 2017
Northampton, Derngate               19 – 24 September 2017
Bromley, Churchill Theatre        26 Sept – 1 October 2017
Leicester, Curve Theatre                3 – 8 October 2017
Southampton, Mayflower            12 – 15 October 2017
Bath, Theatre Royal                        24 – 29 October 2017
Aylesbury, Waterside Theatre   31 October – 5 November 2017


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“imaginative, inventive and entertaining”

“turn of the century gem…a slick and seamless production…thoroughly recommended”

“this is a production with a light-touch and a sweet heart… receiving many smiles and much appreciation from the audience.”

“a show that’s able to bring the heartwarming story to audiences around the country, while maintaining a visual wow factor”