When their father is taken away by mysterious strangers three children, Roberta, Peter and Phyllis, have to leave their privileged London life for a humble existence in the Yorkshire countryside, close to a railway line…
So begins one of the best loved of all children’s books, written by E Nesbit in 1905 and now being brought to the stage by Stowmarket Operatic & Dramatic Society in an acclaimed adaptation by Mike Kenny.
There will be seven performances from Tuesday 22nd until Saturday 26th August at 7.30pm with matinees on both Thursday 24th and Saturday 26th at 2.30pm. The production will be presented in The John Peel Centre in the exciting ‘in-the-round format’, with the actors close to, and surrounded by, the audience which will be seated on all four sides of the acting area.
Tickets £12, Concessions £10, are available from The John Peel Centre Box Office on 01449 774678, open from 10am until 2pm Monday to Friday for personal callers and telephone bookings. You can book online at www.johnpeelcentre.com. Seating capacity is limited so early booking is advised.
Children will love this imaginative production and adults may shed a tear – ‘The Railway Children’ is the ideal show for all the family!