Thursday 15 – Sat 24 June
Exeter Northcott Theatre and Nick Brooke Ltd are proud to present a brand-new adaptation of
E. Nesbitt’s classic tale, The Railway Children.
The production will open at Exeter Northcott in June before embarking on a UK tour to cities including Newcastle, Glasgow, Norwich, Canterbury, Northampton and Southampton.
Directed by Exeter Northcott Theatre’s Paul Jepson, 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) and Sally Geake (Ensemble).
When their father mysteriously disappears with two strangers one evening, the lives of Roberta, Peter and Phyllis are turned upside down. 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.
Paul Jepson said “I’m delighted to be bringing The Railway Children to Exeter and other wonderful venues across the UK with this fantastic cast. The show will be a faithful retelling of the story and will delight audiences up and down the country”
Adapted by Dave Simpson and designed by Tim Bird, The Railway Children will play at Exeter Northcott Theatre from Thursday 15 – Saturday 24 June, before heading to the Newcastle Theatre Royal from Monday 26 June.