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

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.

School information 

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