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Theatre Royal Youth take on technically challenging Railway Children show

L-R: Jack Miller (Perks child), Eve Foster (Mrs Perks) and Amy Tennyson (Perks child). Photo Arthur Hill

The members of Theatre Royal Youth are very excited about their next play, Edith Nesbit’s The Railway Children, adapted for the stage by Dave Simpson (presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd).

This highly entertaining family show will feature film projections and complex staging and lighting, as well as a large cast aged 8 to 18. Director Joel Indiana says: ‘I hope everyone will enjoy our most technical show yet! All Aboard!’

L-R: Issy Smith (Bobbie), Abigail Sansom (Mother) and Sophia Alford (Phyllis). Photo Arthur Hill

Set in Edwardian times, the play tells the story of Peter (played by Luke Ritson), Phyllis (Sophia Alford) and Roberta, known as Bobbie (Issy Smith), whose lives change overnight when two strangers suddenly take their father away. Forced to leave their comfortable home in London and move to a small country cottage, the children are left to their own devices while their mother (played by Abigail Sansom) struggles to earn a living from her writing.

But with their poverty comes more freedom than they have ever known before, and the railway line at the bottom of their garden offers the trio new friendships that will change their lives forever.

The play runs from Thursday 2nd to Saturday 4th May, starting at 7pm. Tickets, priced at £7 (£5 concessions), are available online at http://www.theatre-royal-workington.co.uk/the-railway-children/or on the door, or you can leave a message on 01900 603161.

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