Monday, 6 July 2015

The Railway Children extends run at the King’s Cross Theatre

The Railway Children has extended its run at the King’s Cross Theatre to Sunday 3rd January 2016. 

Originally planned to close on 6th September 2015, Mike Kenny’s stage adaptation of E. Nesbit’s novel will run for an extra four months due to popular demand. Tickets for the new booking period go on sale at 10am on Friday 10th July 2015.

Discussing the extension, producers said: "We have been completely overwhelmed by the way audiences have responded to this incredible production. Show after show they delight in this beautifully told story, with not a dry eye in the house! And we are delighted to say that, after some hard negotiation, the most demanding leading lady in the West End will be extending with the show – all 60 tonnes of her!"

The cast includes Andrew Dunn as Mr Perks, Caroline Harker as Mother, Louise Calf as Phyllis, Clare Corbett as Mrs Perks, Jack Hardwick as Peter, Mark Hawkins as Jim/District Super, Connie Hyde as Mrs Viney, Andrew Loudon as Father/Doctor, Serena Manteghi as Bobbie, Blair Plant as Schepansky and Moray Treadwell as the Old Gentleman, plus a children’s ensemble made up of four teams of ten children aged between 9 and 15.

The show is directed by Damian Cruden with design by Joanna Scotcher, lighting by Richard G. Jones, music by Christopher Madin and sound by Craig Vear. 

The Railway Children was first produced by York Theatre Royal at the National Railway Museum, York, where it enjoyed two seasons in 2008 and 2009. The production then opened at Waterloo Station in the former Eurostar terminal in July 2010, where it again played two seasons and won the 2011 Olivier Award for Best Entertainment, before opening in Toronto in 2011 in a temporary theatre built at the base of CN Tower in Roundhouse Park.

Photo Credit: Johan Persson

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