The Railway Children
School Matinees: Tue 10.30am & 1.30pm & Wed 10.30am
Matinees: Sat 17 & 24 June, Sun 18 & 25 June 2pm
Adapted by Dave Simpson
Directed by Paul Jepson
Design by Timothy Bird
E. Nesbit’s classic novel The Railway Children is brought thrillingly to life in a stunning new stage production.
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 will open at the Exeter Northcott Theatre before touring to the following venues:
Newcastle Theatre Royal 26 June – 1 July
Glasgow Theatre Royal 4 – 9 July
Inverness, Eden Court 11 – 16 July
The Lowry, Salford 25 – 30 July
Norwich Theatre Royal 31 July – 5 August
High Wycombe, Swan Theatre 9 – 13 August
Canterbury, Marlowe Theatre 15 – 19 August
Malvern Theatres 22 – 27 August
Richmond Theatre Royal 29 August – 3 September
Coventry, Belgrade Theatre 11 – 16 September
Northampton, Derngate 19 – 24 September
Bromley, Churchill Theatre 26 Sept – 1 October
Southampton, Mayflower 12 – 15 October
Aylesbury, Waterside Theatre 31 October – 5 November