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The York Theatre Royal production of The Railway Children, by E. Nesbit, adapted by Mike Kenny, returns to Waterloo Station (in the former Eurostar terminal) , from 18 June to 4 Sep 2011. (The play had a run at this unique venue 4 July 2010 to 2 Jan 2011)
It is again directed by Damian Cruden, designed by Joanna Scotcher, lighting by Richard G. Jones.
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?