The Railway Children

The Railway Children, adapted for the stage, has just begun a new UK tour that will run until November. 

The Railway Children is a brand new production of E. Nesbit’s classic tale by the same name.

The show opened this June at Newcastle Theatre Royal and is touring UK venues until 5th November where it will end at the Waterside Theatre, in Aylesbury.

Group organisers should contact their chosen theatre for information about group bookings.

Synopsis: The Railway Children

The story follows the lives of Roberta, Peter and Phyllis, whose lives are turned upside down when their father mysteriously disappears with two strangers one evening.

Forced to leave the comforts of their privileged London life in exchange for a simple existence in the depths of the Yorkshire countryside, the fractured family soon discover new friendships and an unexpected secret that will change their lives forever.

Selected tour dates:

Newcastle Theatre Royal: 26th June – 5th July

Glasgow Theatre Royal: 4th – 9th July

The Lowry, Salford: 25th – 30th July

Norwich Theatre Royal: 31st July – 5th August

Canterbury, Marlowe Theatre: 15th – 19th August

Richmond Theatre Royal: 29 August – 3 September

Northampton, Derngate: 19th – 24th September

Southampton, Mayflower: 12th – 15th October

Aylesbury, Waterside Theatre: 31st October

Further information about the show

The Railway Children is directed by Exeter Northcott Theatre’s Paul Jepson and designed by Timothy Bird, with lighting design by Dominic Jeffery and sound design by Ben Harrison. 

Paul Jepson commented: “I’m delighted to be bringing The Railway Children to wonderful venues across the UK with this fantastic cast. The show will be a faithful retelling of the story and will delight audiences up and down the country.” 

The production is produced by Exeter Northcott Theatre and Nick Brooke Ltd.

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