The Railway Children

Mike Kenny's imaginative stage adaptation of E. Nesbit's much-loved children's classic.

Famously filmed, this story of a prosperous Edwardian family - mother and three children - forced into near-penury in the rural north of England captures the anxieties and exhilarations of childhood with great tenderness and insight.
As Mike Kenny says of his remarkably faithful adaptation, "You don't need a real train to perform this play… the most powerful prop is the imagination of the audience, the most effective tool is the skill of the actors."  So this version of The Railway Children, which offers three plum roles for young performers, is eminently suitable for schools, youth theatres and drama groups - anywhere, in fact, where the cry of 'Daddy! My Daddy!' is likely to provoke a tear.
Mike Kenny's version of The Railway Children was first staged at the National Railway Museum in York in 2008, before receiving a major production at Waterloo Station in London in 2010. 

Directed by Elizabeth Dunn

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The Play runs from Saturday 06/11/2021 to Saturday 13/11/2021.

Cast List

Bobby - Georgina Stephens
Peter - Stephen Claxon
Phyllis - Rebecca Carney
Father / Doctor - Kevin Clarke
Mother - Alison Bowers
Mr Perks - Chris White
Mrs Perks / Maid - Abbie Jones
Mr Szezcpansky / Jim - David Oliver
Old Gentleman / Butler - Michael Howarth
Mrs Viney / Cook - Jennifer Lee

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