The Railway Children

April 6th - 9th 2016

The Watermill Theatre, Newbury

By Edith Nesbit

Adapted by Beth Flintoff

Directed by Heidi Bird

‘We were not railway children to begin with. I don’t suppose we ever thought about railways except as a means of getting to Madame Tussaud’s. And then it all changed.’ 


Bobbie, Phyllis and Peter are three ordinary London children whose lives are turned upside down when their father disappears. Transported to a new life in a rural village, the children discover the railway on their doorstep, and life becomes one long adventure, filled with the faces of people who work and travel on the trains. Meanwhile the memory of their father never leaves them, and with it their longing for him to be brought home. But children can’t solve the problems of the grown-ups – or can they?

Edith Nesbit’s classic adventure is brought vividly to life by the Senior Youth Theatre with their signature sense of humour and exuberance.

 

The Senior Youth Theatre is generously supported by The Dr. Mortimer and Theresa Sackler Foundation.