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Justin Fletcher extends run in The Railway Children
The children's TV personality extends his run.
It has been announced that BAFTA award–winning presenter, actor and voice-over artist, Justin Fletcher has extended his run in Mike Kenny’s stage adaptation of E. Nesbit’s novel The Railway Children – Live on Stage at the King's Cross Theatre in central London. The CBeebies star originally joined the production as Perks on 31 August, and will now conclude his run on 19 November 2016.
The Railway Children – Live on Stage originally opened at the purpose-built King's Cross Theatre on 14 January 2015 following previews from 16 December 2014, and is booking to 8 January 2017, when it will end its Olivier Award-winning run.
Fletcher, who will not perform during week commencing 31 October, currently stars opposite Suzy Cooper as Mother, Sophie Ablett as Bobbie, Matt Jessup as Peter, Beth Lilly as Phyllis, Lindsay Allen as Mrs Perks, Peter Gardiner as Doctor/Butler, Connie Hyde as Mrs Viney, Shaun McCourt as Jim, Blair Plant as Father/Schepansky, Moray Treadwell as the Old Gentleman and Adam Collier, Helen Brampton, Alan Drake and Julie Gilby. The children’s ensemble is made up of four teams of ten children aged between 8 and 16.
"The Railway Children tells the story of Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis, three children whose lives change dramatically when their father is mysteriously taken away. They move from London to a cottage in rural Yorkshire with their mother, where they befriend the local railway porter, Perks, and embark on a magical journey of discovery, friendship and adventure. But the mystery remains - where is Father, and is he ever coming back?"
Justin Fletcher has presented on various children’s channels and programmes, including 'Fun Song Factory' on GMTV, 'Tikkabilla' (BBC), 'CBeebies', and 'Justin’s House' (BBC). As Mr Tumble, he presents the BAFTA and Royal Television Society award-winning 'Something Special' (BBC), a children's television programme designed to introduce children to Makaton signing, and specifically aimed at children with delayed learning and communication difficulties.
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