The stage production of The Railway Children is going on tour this month and could be an option for either an end of term school treat, or a start of term trip.
The Railway Children is a brand new production of E. Nesbit’s classic tale by the same name.
A visit to see the show could be linked with English and Drama studies.
The show has already opened at Newcastle Theatre Royal but will be touring until 5th November where it will end at the Waterside Theatre, in Aylesbury.
Synopsis: The Railway Children
The 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, this fractured family soon discover new friendships and an unexpected secret that will change their lives forever.
Selected tour dates:
Newcastle Theatre Royal: 26th June – 5th July
Glasgow Theatre Royal: 4th – 9th July
The Lowry, Salford: 25th – 3th0 July
Norwich Theatre Royal: 31st July – 5th August
Canterbury, Marlowe Theatre: 15th – 19th August
Richmond Theatre Royal: 29th August – 3rd September
Northampton, Derngate: 19th – 24th September
Southampton, Mayflower: 12th – 15th October
Aylesbury, Waterside Theatre: 31st October – 5th November
More dates and venues are available on the website.
Teachers wishing to book tickets should contact their chosen theatre for information of group bookings.
Published in 1906, Edith Nesbit’s best-loved classic novel, The Railway Children, can be linked with English studies and Drama, with pupils able to compare the novel with the play and teachers able to create their own activities from the experience.
The production is produced by Exeter Northcott Theatre and Nick Brooke Ltd.
For more information, visit www.exeternorthcott.co.uk.