THE RAILWAY CHILDREN is Brought to Life Next Month at Marlowe Theatre
Classic novel The Railway Children is brought to life on The Marlowe Theatre stage in Canterbury next month (August).
Written in 1906 by Edith Nesbit, it has also been adapted for the screen, most famously in the 1970 film version directed by Lionel Jeffries and starring Jenny Agutter, Bernard Cribbins, Dinah Sheridan and Sally Thomsett.
The 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, this fractured family soon discover new friendships and an unexpected secret that will change their lives forever.
The play features a video landscape with digital projections and the cast includes Stewart Wright (Perks), Joy Brook (Mother), Millie Turner (Roberta), Andrea Davy (Mrs Perks), Katherine Carlton (Phyllis), Neil Salvage (Old Gentleman), Vinay Lad (Peter), Callum Goulden (John), Andrew Joshi (Father/Doctor), Will Richards (Szczepansky/Jim) and Sally Geake (Ensemble), Mark Starr (Ensemble).
The Railway Children is at The Marlowe Theatre from Tuesday 15 to Saturday 19 August, with performances at 2pm and 7pm (Thursday and Saturday). Tickets, priced from £22.25 to £33.25, are from marlowetheatre.com or the Box Office on 01227 787787. There will be a British Sign Language-interpreted performance at 7pm on the Thursday.
Photo credit: Mark Dawson Photography