The Exeter Northcott Theatre’s production of The Railway Children, adapted by Dave Simpson, is picking up fans at every theatre.
Published in 1906, Edith Nesbit’s best-loved classic novel, The Railway Children, has since 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 cast includes Stewart Wright as stationmaster, Mr Perks, plus Joy Brook, Millie Turner, Andrea Davy, Katherine Carlton, Neil Salvage, Vinay Lad, Callum Goulden, Andrew Joshi, Will Richards, Sally Geake and Mark Starr.
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.
Forced to leave the comforts of their privileged London life in exchange for a simple existence in the depths of the Yorkshire countryside, the fractured family soon discover new friendships and an unexpected secret that will change their lives forever.
The Railway Children is directed by Exeter Northcott Theatre’s Paul Jepson. Jepson said: “I’m delighted to be bringing The Railway Children to venues across the UK with this fantastic cast.
“The show will be a faithful retelling of the story and will delight audiences up and down the country.”
Remaining tour dates
Tue 25 – Sun 30 July, SALFORD QUAYS The Lowry
31 Jul – 5 Aug, NORWICH Theatre Royal
Tue 8 – Sun 13 Aug, HIGH WYCOMBE Swan Theatre
Tue 15 – Sat 19 Aug, CANTERBURY Marlowe Theatre
Tue 22 – Sun 27 Aug, MALVERN Theatres
Tue 29 Aug – Sun 3 Sep, RICHMOND Theatre
Mon 11 – Sat 16 Sep, COVENTRY Belgrade Theatre
Tue 19 – Sun 24 Sep, NORTHAMPTON Royal & Derngate
Thu 26 Sep – Sun 1 Oct, BROMLEY Churchill Theatre
Tue 3 – Sun 8 Oct, LEICESTER Curve Theatre
Thu 12 – Sun 15 Oct, SOUTHAMPTON Mayflower Theatre
Tue 24 – Sun 29 Oct, BATH Theatre Royal
Tue 31 Oct – Sun 5 Nov, AYLESBURY Waterside Theatre.