Railway Children extends to 8 Jan 2012 - Waterloo Station


The York Theatre Royal production of The Railway Children, has extended its run to 8 Jan 2012 at Waterloo Station Theatre.

The drama, written by E. Nesbit, adapted by Mike Kenny, returned to the Waterloo Station Theatre (in the former Eurostar terminal) on 18 June 2011, following a run at the same venue 4 July 2010 to 2 Jan 2011.

It is directed by Damian Cruden, designed by Joanna Scotcher, lighting by Richard G. Jones.

The current cast includes Marcus Brigstocke who plays Mr Perks.

The auditorium, created especially for this production, is built with the audience seated either side of the original railway track, with the action taking place both on the track and on the platforms either side. The production, which uses the old Gentleman’s saloon carriage from the original classic film, also feature a period steam train from the National Railway Museum in York.

Tells the story of Bobby, 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 and embark on a magical journey of discovery, friendship and adventure. But the mystery remains – where is Father, and is he ever coming back?

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