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 of The Railway Children was orginally staged by York Theatre Royal in the National Railway Museum. It now returns to London’s Waterloo Station where the drama unfolds along the platforms and tracks of the defunct Eurostar terminal, with the audience seated either side of the tracks. It previously enjoyed a successful season here in 2010.
The show features the old Gentleman’s saloon carriage from the original classic film and a period steam train from the National Railway Museum.