Performed in the former Eurostar terminal, the site-specific production was first presented by York Theatre Royal at the National Railway Museum in York in 2008, where it returned the following year.
Using a script adapted by Mike Kenny, the production boasts a set featuring the old Gentleman’s saloon carriage from the 1970 film version, and also features a period steam train - the 'Stirling Single' - from the National Railway Museum.
The Railway Children 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.
The production is directed by York Theatre Royal artistic director Damian Cruden, with design by Jo Scotcher, lighting by Richard G. Jones, music by Christopher Madin and sound by Craig Vear.
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The Railway Children is presented in London by Jenny King and Matthew Gale for The Touring Consortium (Railway Children), Tristan Baker, Oliver Royds, PW Productions and Sue Scott Davison who present a York Theatre Royal production, in association with the National Railway Museum. The production is supported by BRB (Residuary) Ltd and Network Rail. £1 per ticket sale will be donated to the Railway Children Charity.