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The Railway Children

26 Aug 2022 - 27 Aug 2022

The Railway Children 

based on the novel by E. Nesbit

This Is My Theatre presents an open air theatre production of The Railway Children on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 August.

When their father has to leave their London home unexpectedly, Roberta, Phyllis and Peter leave London and travel with their mother to start a new life in rural Yorkshire.

Their love of trains and the nearby railway line lead to new adventures but the mystery of why their father doesn’t return remains and they must find out and help him come home.

Whilst written more than a century ago, this charming children’s novel still inspires all ages and with folk music throughout, everyone will have their hearts warmed with this captivating adaptation.

Adapted for the stage by Sarah Slator.

General admission: £15
Child (aged 5 – 15): £12
Family of four: £48
Children aged 4 and under do not need a ticket.

Show times:
18.30 – 20.00 (doors open and music from 18.00)

The outdoor performances will take place in Museum Square.  The shows will go on in all but the most extreme weather conditions. Bring your comfy chairs, cosy blankets, come dressed for the Great British weather and enjoy some great al fresco entertainment. There is no wet weather option.

Refreshments will be available.

As an extra special touch, our Railway Volunteers will be showcasing our fantastic Historic Locos and Wagons throughout the evening.

The small print

  • Please note this is a separately ticketed event and not included in a Historic Dockyard annual ticket.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • We won’t stop or cancel a show due to weather unless absolutely necessary so bring a rain coat, wrap up warm and enjoy the show in spite of it! If the show goes ahead tickets will not be refunded.
  • Museum Square is hard standing, please bring something comfortable to sit on (low backed chairs are recommended). Chairs will NOT be provided on the night.
  • This Is My Theatre does not use amplified sound. The team are happy to place personal hearing microphones in close proximity to the stage for any audience members requiring this.

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