York Theatre Royal’s stage production of E Nesbit’s popular 1906 novel The Railway Children comes to London, staged in the former Eurostar terminal in Waterloo Station.
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. But the mystery remains – where is their father and is he ever coming back?
This production was orginally staged by York Theatre Royal in the National Railway Museum. It now comes to London’s Waterloo Station where the drama will unfold along the platforms and tracks of the defunct Eurostar terminal, with the audience seated either side of the tracks.
The Railway Children is staged to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the 1970 film, which starred Jenny Agutter, Bernard Cribbins and Dinah Sheridan.
The show features the old Gentleman’s saloon carriage from the original classic film and a period steam train from the National Railway Museum.
For more information read our First Night Feature about The Railway Children.