Railway Children returns to Waterloo from 28th June

The Railway Children

York Theatre Royal’s award winning production of The Railway Children will return to Waterloo Station from 28th June to 4th September 2011. (There will also be some preview showings from 18th June)

Utilising the now vacant Eurostar terminal at Waterloo, the previous production closed on 2nd January this year having had its run extended due to popular demand.

The Railway Children at Waterloo features a set including the old Gentleman’s saloon carriage from the 1970 film of The Railway Children and the ‘Stirling Single’ courtesy of the National Railway Museum, where the production had its first public performances in 2008.

The Railway Children show at London Waterloo is now up for two Olivier Awards, Best Entertainment and Best Sound Design.

The Waterloo Station Theatre is a specially constructed audiotorium, with the audience seated on both sides of the original railway track in the Eurostar terminal. The action takes place on the tracks and on the platform.

If there is anyone who has not seen the film or read the book, The Railway Children tells the story of Bobby, Peter and Phyllis, three children whose lives change dramatically when their father is mysteriously taken away. The children’s mother moves the family from London to a cottage in Yorkshire where they become friends with the local railway porter and embark on a magical journey of discovery, friendship and adventure.

The production has been made possible with the support of BRB (Residuary) Ltd and Network Rail.