E. Nesbit’s much-loved classic The Railway Children has delighted generations since its first publication in 1906, and Mike Kenny’s wonderfully faithful and imaginative adaptation has wowed audiences across the world, breaking box office records when performed at the National Railway Museum in York, and at Waterloo Station.
When Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis move to rural Yorkshire with their mother, following the imprisonment of their father, they leave their comfortable, safe existence to discover a world that is insecure and hard, but one that is filled with love, resilience and humanity. And always running through that world is the railway, in particular the 9.15 to London…
The Railway Children is a story of three children forced to face the anxieties and exhilarations of growing up in order to learn what really matters, a story of an Edwardian England on the brink of change, and, of course, a story of the Golden Age of Steam Railways.
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School is thrilled to be returning to the Redgrave Theatre to present this perfect Christmas treat – a tale of the extraordinary things that we can achieve when we all look out for each other.
By special arrangement with Nick Hern Books.
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Writer E. Nesbit
Adaptation Mike Kenny
Original Music William Want
Director Toby Hulse
Set & Costume Designer Bronia Housman
Lighting Designer Joe Stathers
Sound Designer Daniel Harvey
Production Electrician Chris Horseman
Movement Director Michelle Gaskell
Voice & Dialect Coach Carol Fairlamb
Assistant Director Claire O’Reilly
Production Manager Jon Sherwood
Stage Management Production Supervisor Alix Abram
Stage Manager Tasha Outen
Deputy Stage Manager Caitlin Shay
Assistant Stage Managers Maya Barker, Oli Wareham
Lighting Operator Abhirup ‘Obi’ Mukhopadhyay
Sound Operator Sara Mikulla
Construction Manager Andy Scrivens
Senior Construction Assistant Ambra Fuller
Shop Floor Manager Harriet Hollinshead-Lee
Construction Assistants Maya Barker, Daniel Davies, Jack Tosney, Rosie Tredray, Oliver Wareham, Charlotte Woolley
Scenic Artists Emma Inge, Julie O’Conner, Radhika Parekh, Daisy Tomlin
Costume Supervisor Tamara Pearce-Higgins
Costume Assistants Amber Bowerman, Isabel Cope, Madi Barnicoat
Scenic Crafts Tutor Meriel Pym
Props Maker Hebe Perry
Production photos Craig Fuller
Rehearsal photos Kate Rogers
Special thanks to: The staff at the Redgrave Theatre; Slice Studio.