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‘The Railway Children’ to stream on YouTube this week

The charity stream will raise money for Child Bereavement UK.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

All aboard for the latest theatre stream! Mike Kenny's adaptation of The Railway Children will be available to watch this week, as part of The Shows Must Go On! series.

Based on Edith Nesbit's seminal work, The Railway Children follows three children who are forced to move from London to Yorkshire to live with their mother. While up north, they become friends with a local railway porter, trying to work out where their father has gone.

The Railway Children was first presented at the National Railway Museum in York, where a purpose-built theatre was created to look like a railway track and platforms. The production then transferred to London's King Cross Theatre in 2015, where it ran for two years.

Casting for the London production included Felicity Houlbrooke as Bobbie, Jack Hardwick as Peter, Louise Calf as Phyllis, Blair Plant as Father/Schepansky and Caroline Harker as Mother.

In a review for LondonTheatre.co.uk, Mark Shenton said: "The theatrical experience has long been escaping the confines of traditional theatres to pop up in all sorts of unusual places, but there couldn't have been a more appropriate one than an actual railway station platform... this stage production chugs into a glorious 3D view with the audience seated on either side of a train track running down the middle. Here, this story... is spellbindingly played out as an evocative memory play." 

The Railway Children is available to watch from 21 December for 48 hours, with money raised being donated to Child Bereavement UK. Watch The Railway Children via the YouTube link below.

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