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The Railway Children

King's Cross Theatre, the corner of King’s Boulevard and Goods Way, King’s Cross, London N1C

Mike Kenny's Olivier Award-winning stage adaptation of E Nesbit’s hugely popular The Railway Children is brought to life on stage at King’s Cross with a moving steam train.

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 production plays at a purpose built 1,000-seat theatre, which comes complete with a railway track and platforms, and features a live 60-tonne steam locomotive and Gentleman’s Carriage.

Directed by Damian Cruden, The Railway Children was first seen at the National Railway Museum in York before transferring to Waterloo Station where it played two critically acclaimed sell-out seasons and won the 2011 Olivier Award for Best Entertainment.

The Railway Children's run 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.

Cast & Creatives

Justin Fletcher, Suzy Cooper, Sophie Ablett, Matt Jessup, Beth Lilly, Lindsay Allen, Peter Gardiner, Connie Hyde, Shaun McCourt, Blair Plant, Moray Treadwell, Adam Collier, Helen Brampton, Alan Drake, Julie Gilby
E Nesbit
Adapted by
Mike Kenny
Damian Cruden
Music by
Christopher Madin
Tristan Baker & Charlie Parsons for Runaway Entertainment, Oliver Royds for BOS Productions & Sue Scott Davison, in association with York Theatre Royal & the National Railway Museum
Lighting Designer
Richard G Jones
Craig Vear

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King's Cross Theatre

the corner of King’s Boulevard and Goods Way, King’s Cross, London N1C
0844 871 7604
Nearest tube
King's Cross
Nearest train
King's Cross

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£10.00- £90.00

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