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King’s Cross Theatre hits extend

Published November 13, 2015

The King’s Cross Theatre’s pair of popular productions – Olivier Award-winning hit The Railway Children and critically acclaimed musical In The Heights – have both extended their journeys in the capital until 10 April 2016.

The much-loved shows, which are currently entertaining audiences at the venue with two very different stories, were previously booking until the first weekend in January.

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights opened at the venue in October following a successful run at Southwark Playhouse. Featuring a Latin and hip-hop infused score, it tells the uplifting story of a community on the brink of change, exploring young love and friendship in a bustling neighbourhood where everyone knows everybody and the breeze carries the sweet sounds of three generations of music.

Described by Official London Theatre’s Matthew Amer as “Sexy, sultry, hip and hot”, the Tony Award-winning hit is brought to life on the London stage by director Luke Sheppard and choreographer Drew McOnie, and features a cast including David Bedella, Josie Benson, Jade Ewen and Victoria Hamilton-Barritt.

The altogether different The Railway Children has been bringing E Nesbit’s classic tale to life in the purpose-built venue since December 2014. The story of three children whose lives change dramatically when their father is mysteriously taken away features a real-life steam train and has been a hit with adults and children in the capital since it premiered at Waterloo Station in 2010.

Adapted for the stage by Mike Kenny and directed by Damian Cruden, The Railway Children currently stars Martin Barrass as station master Mr Perks alongside a cast including Caroline Harker, Jack Hardwick, Serena Manteghi and Louisa Clein.

Whether they’re musically-minded or admirers of a classic tale, theatre fans now have an additional three months to enjoy the much-loved productions.

You can book tickets for The Railway Children and In The Heights all the way through to April through us. Don’t forget, if you buy your tickets before 26 November you stand the chance of winning an incredible trip to Broadway.

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