The Railway Children at the King’s Cross Theatre

King's Cross Theatre, London
Booking to 8 January 2017
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Live at King’s Cross Station – with a real steam train – The Railway Children comes to London is this stunning stage adaptation.

All aboard as The Railway Children returns to London, this time at a breathtaking new 1,000 seat venue at King’s Cross Station.

This stunning adaptation of E Nesbit’s classic novel The Railway Children features a stage built around a real train track, and a beautiful 60-tonne locomotive train that steams into the theatre.

The Railway Children won the Olivier Award for Best Entertainment, and Mike Kenny’s adaptation of The Railway Children is directed by Damian Cruden, with design by Jo Scotcher, lighting by Richard G. Jones, music by Christopher Madin and sound by Craig Vear.

Edith Nesbit’s much loved children’s book has been adapted for the stage and screen, most famously in the 1970 film starring Jenny Agutter, Bernard Cribbins, Dinah Sheridan and Sally Thomsett.

The Railway Children runs until 8 January 2017 at the King’s Cross Theatre.

Don’t miss this delightful show and truly unique staging to delight all ages.

THE STORY

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 CAST

The cast of The Railway Children includes Martin Barass as Mr Perks, 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.

REVIEWS

★★★★ “AN ENCHANTING STEAM-POWERED FAMILY SHOW – SPIRITED, INVENTIVE AND MAGICAL” Time Out


Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 8 January 2017

Important Notes

Theatre Venue Address: Good's Way (by King's Boulevard), London, N1C 4UR


Venue Information

King's Cross Theatre, Goods Way, London, London, N1C 4UR
Nearest Tube or Train: King's Cross St. Pancras Station (Northern Line, Victoria Line, Metropolitan Line, District Line, Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line)
Nearest Buses: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
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Sean Hughes to star as ‘Mr Perks’ in The Railway Children
Actor and comedian Sean Hughes will star as Mr Perks in the Olivier Award-winning production of Mike Kenny’s stage adaptation of E. Nesbit’s novel The Railway Children from Tuesday 17 March. Sean Hughes started his career in the late 80’s at the Comedy Store, and his first Edinburgh show, A One Night Stand with Sean Hughes won the prestigious Perrier Comedy Award. He subsequently won a Fringe First for his short plays, Dehydrated and Travellin' Light. As an actor, he has starred in numerous TV shows including The Last Detective and Coronation Street, appeared in Alan Parker’s film The Commitments, starred in the film adaptation of Spike Milligan’s Puckoon and performed in the West End in As You Like It with Sienna Miller. His TV and radio credits include writing and starring in the cult favourite Sean’s Show for Channel 4, and he was made a team captain on the hit show Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC2). Sean also hosted his own show on BBC Radio 6 and has written two critically acclaimed best-selling novels, The Detainees and It’s What He Would Have Wanted.  Sean returned to Edinburgh last year with his acclaimed show Penguins, which won him a prestigious Herald Angel Award, and continues his podcast Under the Radar, which was featured in iTunes ‘Best of 2014’ top 20. The cast of The Railway Children includes Caroline Harker as Mother, Louise Calf as Phyllis, Clare Corbett as Mrs Perks, Jack Hardwick as Peter, Mark Hawkins as Jim/District Super, Connie Hyde as Mrs Viney, Andrew Loudon as Father/Doctor, Serena Manteghi as Bobbie, Blair Plant as Schepansky and Moray Treadwell as the Old Gentleman, plus a children’s ensemble made up of four teams of ten children aged between 9 and 15. STORY 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? Edith Nesbit’s much loved classic children’s book The Railway Children was first published in 1906 and has subsequently been adapted for the stage and screen, most famously in the 1970 film version directed by Lionel Jeffries and starring Jenny Agutter, Bernard Cribbins, Dinah Sheridan and Sally Thomsett. The Railway Children is currently playing at the King's Cross Theatre. BOOK Book tickets to The Railway Children
The Railway Children: Cast announced for King’s Cross Station show
Jeremy Swift to lead the cast of The Railway Children at King's Cross Station. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="240"] Jeremy Swift as Mr Perks in The Railway Children[/caption] The cast has been announced for The Railway Children, which plays this Christmas at a new theatre built near King's Cross Station. Running from 16 December 2014 to 1 March 2015, the show will star Jeremy Swift (Downton Abbey) as Mr Perks and Caroline Harker (A Touch of Frost) returns to the role of Mother. Other cast include Louise Calf as Phyllis, Clare Corbett as Mrs Perks, Jack Hardwick as Peter, Mark Hawkins as Jim/District Super, Connie Hyde as Mrs Viney, Andrew Loudon as Father/Doctor, Serena Manteghi as Bobbie, Blair Plant as Schepansky and Moray Treadwell as the Old Gentleman, plus a children’s ensemble made up of four teams of ten children aged between 9 and 15. This Olivier Award-winning production of E. Nesbit’s much-loved novel The Railway Children is adapted for the stage by Mike Kenny and will be housed in a purpose built 1,000-seat theatre, complete with a railway track and platforms, and with a state of the art heating system. A live steam train and vintage carriage will form part of the show. Jeremy Swift is currently starring as Maggie Smith’s butler, Spratt, in ITV's Downton Abbey. Other credits include the forthcoming series of Foyle’s War, and new movie Jupiter Ascending. Past screen credits include The Crimson Field, Fred Claus, The Smoking Room, Oliver Twist and Gosford Park. Theatre credits include The Way of the World at Chichester, The Family Plays and Honeymoon Suite at the Royal Court, and Abigail’s Party at Hampstead and in the West End. The show is directed by Damian Cruden with design by Joanna Scotcher, lighting by Richard G. Jones, music by Christopher Madin and sound by Craig Vear. BOOK Book tickets to The Railway Children at King's Cross Station
The Railway Children come to King’s Cross Station
Award-winning show The Railway Children returns to London this Christmas at a new home at King's Cross Station. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="240"] The Railway Children - featuring a live steam train[/caption] The Olivier Award-winning production Edith Nesbit's classic children's tale The Railway Children is to return to London this Christmas. A new, purpose built 1,000 seat theatre is being constructed in King's Cross Station featuring a railway track and platforms to allow a live 60-tonne steam locomotive and Gentleman’s Carriage to form part of the action. The site, on King’s Boulevard, behind King’s Cross Station, has been loaned to the production for the duration of the run by Google, who own the land. Running from 16 December 2014 to 1 March 2015, Mike Kenny’s stage adaptation of E. Nesbit’s novel The Railway Children is directed by Damian Cruden, with design by Jo Scotcher, lighting by Richard G. Jones, music by Christopher Madin and sound by Craig Vear. The show last appeared in London at Waterloo Station in the former Eurostar terminal in July 2010 where it again played two critically acclaimed sell-out seasons and won the 2011 Olivier Award for Best Entertainment. The production at King’s Cross Theatre is in support of the Railway Children Charity that aims to help homeless and runaway children throughout the world, with £1 per ticket donated to the charity. The Railway Children is a York Theatre Royal production, in association with the National Railway Museum. BOOK Book tickets to The Railway Children at King's Cross Station

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3 thoughts on “The Railway Children at the King’s Cross Theatre”

  1. A lovely production marred by the building works outside. Soundproofing in this temporary theatre is non existent. My advice is to avoid matinees or anytime builders are working

  2. Such an inspired production should be seen by all. Brilliant stage work; a script which used so much of the original text; a cast who seemed to enjoy every minute; a stage crew who made it seem we moved roound the set rather than the set moving; I am at a loss for suitable expressions. I feel sad that everyone will not be able to watch this production, unless it can tour to a sidings near by.

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