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Theatre: The Railway Children

A brand new stage production of E. Nesbit’s classic tale, The Railway Children, steams into Northampton’s Royal & Derngate from Tuesday 19 to Sunday 24 September.

Published in 1906, Edith Nesbit’s best-loved classic novel The Railway Children has since been adapted for both stage and screen, most famously in the 1970 film version directed by Lionel Jeffries, starring Jenny Agutter, Bernard Cribbins, Dinah Sheridan and Sally Thomsett.

This thrilling coming of age story follows the lives of Roberta, Peter and Phyllis, whose lives are turned upside down when their father mysteriously disappears with two strangers one evening.

Railway Children_Mark Dawson Photography_DSC1577Forced to leave the comforts of their privileged London life in exchange for a simple existence in the depths of the Yorkshire countryside, this fractured family soon discover new friendships and an unexpected secret that will change their lives forever.

Complete with beautiful period costumes and ingenious designs, including stunning digital projections, this new production promises an uplifting theatrical experience for all ages, packed with intrigue, adventure, joy and jubilation.

The Railway Children takes to the Derngate stage from Tuesday 19 to Sunday 24 September, with performances at 7pm from Tuesday to Saturday, and matinees at 2.30pm on Wednesday and 3.30pm on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are priced from £11 to £27* and can be booked by calling Box Office on 01604 624811 or online at www.royalandderngate.co.uk.

The production is produced by Exeter Northcott Theatre and Nick Brooke Ltd and is recommended for ages six and upwards.

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