The Railway Children

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Beloved children’s classic The Railway Children continues to entertain audiences at London’s King’s Cross Theatre, booking into 2017. First seen at the National Railway Museum in York before transferring to Waterloo Station, The Railway Children is a stunning live adaptation of a classic children’s book, set in a purpose-built venue that houses a real locomotive steam engine.

Based on Edith Nesbit’s beloved novel, The Railway Children has also been adapted into a famous 1970 film. The Railway Children is the well-known story of siblings Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis. When their father is mysteriously taken away, everything changes. They move from London to rural Yorkshire with their mother, where they form a remarkable friendship with local railway porter, Perks. However nothing can distract them from the absence of their father. An enthralling journey of mystery, adventure and discovery, Kenny’s adaptation brings the magic to the stage.

Paul Hawkyard stars as Mr Perks alongside Caroline Harker as Mother, Louise Calf as Phyllis, Felicity Houlbrooke as Bobbie and Jack Hardwick as Peter. Additional cast includes Blair Plant as Father, Moray Treadwell, Lindsay Allen, Connie Hyde, Alan Drake, Shaun McCourt, Peter F Gardiner, Helen Brampton, Adam Collier and Julie Gilby. A children’s ensemble also features four teams of ten children aged between 9 and 15.

Directed by Damian Cruden, this stage adaptation is created by Mike Kenny, with visually stunning designs by the award-winning Joanna Scotcher, lighting design by Richard G Jones and sound design by Craig Vear, with music by Christopher Madin. In 2011, The Railway Children received an Olivier Award for Best Entertainment and continues to play to eager audiences at the King’s Cross Theatre London, closing January 8th 2017.

Child Friendly?

The Railway Children is suitable for all ages and will delight even the youngest of children. Children under 2 will not be admitted into the theatre.

Seating Tips

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