Presented by York Theatre Royal and The National Railway Museum.
E. Nesbit’s The Railway Children
follows the story of Roberta (Bobbie), Phyllis and Peter, three sheltered
siblings who suffer a huge upheaval when their father, who works for the
Foreign Office, is taken away from their London home and falsely imprisoned. The
children and their mother, now penniless, are forced to move from London to
rural Yorkshire near a railway line. The story deals with themes of justice,
the importance of family and the kindness of strangers.
5 stars, The Guardian
and delightful” 5 stars, What’s On Stage
York Theatre Royal’s Olivier award-winning
production of Mike Kenny and Damian Cruden’s imaginative stage adaptation, is
directed for the screen by International Emmy award-winning Ross MacGibbon (The Importance of Being Earnest with
David Suchet, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake).
The filmed event from the National Railway Museum in Yorkshire features the
original locomotive from the much-loved 1970 film.
Roberta (Bobbie) - Rozzi Nicholson-Lailey; Phyllis - Beth Lilly; Peter - Izaak Cainer;
Mother - Andrina Carroll; Father/Doctor/Railway Man - Rob
Angell; Mr Perks - Martin Barrass;
Mrs Perks/Between Maid - Elianne
Byrne; Mrs Viney/Cook - Jacqueline Naylor;
Old Gent - Michael Lambourne; Jim - Alex Wingfield
for the stage by Mike Kenny; Directed
for the stage by Damian Cruden; Directed
for the screen by Ross MacGibbon; Production
Designer - Joanna Scotcher; Lighting
Designer - Richard G Jones; Composer - Christopher Madin; Sound
Designer - Craig Vear; Executive
Producers - Hugh Heppell; Ralph Bernard; Julian Gleek; Joseph D'Morais; Rupert Lywood; Julia Palau; Colin Luke; Steve Milne
Executive York Theatre Royal - Liz Wilson
Producers - Anne Beresford; Debbie Gray