Audience members are immediately immersed in the world of The Railway Children, with the foyer decorated to imitate Edwardian station waiting room and the arrival on stage of a full-sized working steam engine. This is the magical atmosphere in which the story of three charming siblings plays out. Bobbie, Phyllis and Peter are uprooted from London to the countryside where they befriend a friendly station porter, a mysterious Russian and the Old Gentleman who will proves to be the key to finding their beloved long-lost Father.
The story, immortalised in the 1970 film by Lionel Jeffries, has entranced audiences for decades and now Mike Kenny’s production breathes fresh life into it for a new generation. One of Britain’s most acclaimed playwrights for younger audiences, Kenny’s works are performed all over the world and he was recently the first recipient of The Children’s Award for Playwriting for Children and Young People.
In keeping with the good-hearted spirit of Nesbit’s original, this production of The Railway Children will help homeless and runaway children worldwide by donating a proportion of ticket sales to the Railway Children Charity who work to ensure no child lives on the streets.
Recommended forFans of Nestbit’s original novel or Jeffries’ 1970’s film will enjoy seeing this beloved story come to life on the stage at King’s Cross. Audiences of all ages will find something to love in this production.
Age Recommendations: Recommended for 2+