The Railway Children extends to 8 Jan 2017

The Olivier Award-winning production of Mike Kenny's stage adaptation of E. Nesbit's novel The Railway Children has extended its booking period for a fifth time, to 8 January 2017, at King's Cross Theatre. Tickets for the new dates go on sale today, Wednesday 20 April 2016.

The production, which opened at King's Cross on 14 January 2015, following previews from 16 December 2014, features a live 60- tonne steam locomotive and Gentleman's Carriage, utilising the real life railway track and platforms, along with a state of the art heating system. It will celebrate its 2nd Anniversary in London on 16 December 2016.

Directed by Damian Cruden, with design by Jo Scotcher, lighting by Richard G. Jones, music by Christopher Madin and sound by Craig Vear, The Railway Children was first produced by York Theatre Royal at the National Railway Museum, York, where it enjoyed two seasons in 2008 and 2009. The production then opened at Waterloo Station in July 2010, where it won the 2011 Olivier Award for Best Entertainment, before opening in Toronto in 2011 in a temporary theatre built at the base of CN Tower in Roundhouse Park.

The drama 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.

The cast for the production from 27 April 2016 will include: Martin Barrass (Mr Perks), Suzy Cooper (Mother) Shaun McCourt (Jim), Adam Collier, Alan Drake, Julie Gilby, Sophie Ablett (Bobbie), Matt Jessup (Peter), Beth Lilly (Phyllis), Lindsay Allen (Mrs Perks), Peter Gardiner (Doctor/Butler), Connie Hyde (Mrs Viney), Blair Plant (Father/Schepansky), Moray Treadwell (Old Gentleman), Helen Brampton. The children’s ensemble is made up of four teams of ten children aged between 8 and 16.

The producers are York Theatre Royal production, in association with the National Railway Museum.

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