The Railway Children Exeter
Nick Brooke Ltd presents an Exeter Northcott Theatre Production

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




Richard Brindley


Joy Brook


Katherine Carlton


Andrea Davy

Mrs Perks

Sally Geake


Callum Goulden


Andrew Joshi


Vinay Lad


Mark Starr


Will Richards


Neil Salvage

Old Gentleman

Millie Turner


Stewart Wright


Event Info


Preview: £15 (Fri 16 June 7pm)
Family Tickets: £39 for 3 + up to 3 more tickets £13 each

Evenings & Weekend Matinees: A £20 B £18 C £16 D £12 +
Family Tickets: A £54* (£18) B £48* (£16) C £42* (£14) D £30* (£10)
*for 3, up to 3 more tickets at price in brackets

Schools: £10 for groups 10+
BSL & Audio Described Performance: Sat 24 June 2pm
Relaxed and Dementia Friendly Performance: Sun 18 June 2pm
Download a Visual Story here

*Support the environment and use Public Transport to attend this discounted midweek matinee show.


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