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Railway Children extends booking at King's Cross

The Olivier Award-winning production will now run until September

A scene from The Railway Children
© Simon Annand

The award-winning production of The Railway Children, which begins performances tonight (16 December 2014) at its new home in King's Cross, has extended booking to 6 September 2015.

Mike Kenny's stage adaptation of E Nesbit's classic novel is staged in a purpose built 1,000-seat theatre, complete with a railway track and platforms. Directed by Damian Cruden, was first produced by York Theatre Royal at the National Railway Museum, York, where it enjoyed two sell-out and critically acclaimed seasons in 2008 and 2009.

The production then opened at Waterloo Station in the former Eurostar terminal in July 2010, where it again played two seasons and won the 2011 Olivier Award for Best Entertainment, before opening in Toronto in 2011 in a temporary theatre built at the base of CN Tower in Roundhouse Park.

The current cast of The Railway Children is led by Jeremy Swift as Mr Perks and Caroline Harker as Mother.

Also in the cast are Louise Calf as Phyllis, Clare Corbett as Mrs Perks, Jack Hardwick as Peter, Mark Hawkins as Jim/District Super, Connie Hyde as Mrs Viney, Andrew Loudon as Father/Doctor, Serena Manteghi as Bobbie, Blair Plant as Schepansky and Moray Treadwell as the Old Gentleman.

The production is in support of the Railway Children Charity that aims to help homeless and runaway children throughout the world, with £1 per ticket donated to the charity.