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Justin Fletcher Extends His Run In The Railway Children

Published 13 September 2016

BAFTA award–winning presenter, actor and voice-over artist, Justin Fletcher, who joined the cast of the Olivier Award-winning production, The Railway Children in August, has agreed to extend his run due to huge popular demand.  Justin, who is known as the much-loved children’s character Mr Tumble, will stay with the cast until 19 November.

Also in the cast of The Railway Children are Suzy Cooper as Mother, Sophie Ablett as Bobbie, Matt Jessup as Peter, Beth Lilly as Phyllis, Lindsay Allen as Mrs Perks, Peter Gardiner as Doctor/Butler, Connie Hyde as Mrs Viney, Shaun McCourt as Jim, Blair Plant as Father/Schepansky, Moray Treadwell as the Old Gentleman and Adam Collier, Helen Brampton, Alan Drake and Julie Gilby. The children’s ensemble is made up of four teams of ten children aged between 8 and 16.

The Railway Children tells the story of Bobbie, 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, Perks, and embark on a magical journey of discovery, friendship and adventure.  But the mystery remains – where is Father, and is he ever coming back?

The Railway Children will run at the King’s Cross Theatre until 8 January 2017. For more information about the show and to book tickets, click here.


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