The Railway Children is yet to begin previewing at the King’s Cross Theatre but the stage adaptation of E Nesbit’s much-loved story has already announced that it will be extending its run until 6 September.
Mike Kenny’s Olivier Award-winning take on the popular children’s novel returns to the capital from tonight, when it begins previews before opening officially in the new year. The production was previously booking until 1 March.
The tale of three children whose lives change dramatically when their father is mysteriously taken away, The Railway Children charts the story of Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis as they move from London to a cottage in rural Yorkshire with their mother. There they befriend local railway porter Perks and embark on a magical journey of discovery, friendship and adventure, but the mystery remains, where is their father and is he ever coming back?
Following its previously acclaimed seasons at Waterloo Station, which saw it take home the Olivier Award for Best Entertainment in 2011, the production returns to London in a new purpose-built theatre in King’s Cross complete with railway tracks and platforms.
Directed by Damian Cruden, The Railway Children features a cast including Caroline Harker and Jeremy Swift, and will again see a 60-tonne steam locomotive and Gentleman’s Carriage take over the aptly located venue.
The show’s run at King’s Cross Theatre is in support of the Railway Children Charity, which aims to help homeless and runaway children throughout the world, with £1 per ticket donated to the charity.
The production is also taking part in our annual promotion Get Into London Theatre, which offers tickets to a host of London shows at amazing discounts. Tickets for performances of The Railway Children between 1 January and 13 February are available at £10, £20, £30 and £40. For performances in the run-up to Christmas and further into the new booking period, you can buy tickets through us here.