october, 2017

25octallday28alldayThe Railway ChildrenWed 25: 4pm, Thu 26 & Sat 28: 12 noon & 4pm, Fri 27 Oct: 12 noon & 7pm(Multi-Day Event) Price: £20.50, Members £17.50, Conc, 63+ (25/26 Oct 4pm) & Front Row stalls £14.50, Family £13.75 each @ 12noon only, Group rates available, please ask at the box office.


october 25 (Wednesday) - 28 (Saturday)


Wilde Theatre

South Hill Park, Ringmead, RG12 7PA


£20.50, Members £17.50, Conc, 63+ (25/26 Oct 4pm) & Front Row stalls £14.50, Family £13.75 each @ 12noon only, Group rates available, please ask at the box office.

Event Details

A South Hill Park Production

The Railway Children

Book by E Nesbit
Adapted by Dave Simpson

“Oh!” said Roberta, drawing a long breath; “it was like a great dragon tearing by. Did you feel it fan by with its hot wings?” “I suppose a dragon’s lair might look very like that tunnel from the outside.” said Phyllis. E Nesbit, The Railway Children

When their father is wrongly imprisoned, Bobby, Phyllis and Peter are uprooted from their London home to a small house in the country. Although despondent on arrival, the children’s spirits quickly lifts and they start to embrace their new country life. When Bobby, Phyllis and Peter discover their village has its own railway station, that’s when the adventure really begins.

First published in book form in 1906, it has since been adapted for television, film and stage, delighting audiences for over one hundred years. Follow the Railway Children’s journey this October half-term, in this timeless British Classic of childhood innocence and exhilaration.

Recommended age 5+ years.

There will be a post-show discussion on Friday 27 October

Cast includes:
Roberta: Amy Tickner
Peter: Tom Bailey
Phyllis: Amy Wilding and Izzy Johnson
Mother: Caroline Loveys (White Witch in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe)
Perks: Luke Burton (MacDuff in Mabeth)
Old Gentleman: Julian Hirst (Fagin in Oliver! )
John: Jack Fairey (Edmund in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and will be Romeo in February’s production of Romeo and Juliet)
Mr Szczepansky: Derek Florey (Mr Beaver in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe)
Doctor Forrest: Clive Elkington (Alfie in One Man, Two Guvnors)
Jim: Sam Gillett (Peter in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe)

Directed by Joe Malyan
Associate Director: Laura Hannawin
Set Design by Victoria Spearing
Costume Design by Anne Thomson
Lighting Design by Alan Valentine
Deputy Stage Manager: Lyndon Baines
Set Construction by Steve Spearing, Lyndon Baines, Darren Gould
Set Assistants: Jane O’Sullivan, Charlotte  Bradley, Abby Chapman, Tabitha Baines, Amber Lilly Payne.

Head Chaperone: Jan Allen
Crew: Geoff Loveday
Lighting Operator: Ashley Lednor

This community production of The Railway Children is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.

Family Ticket (up to 6) Minimum 1 adult/1 child to a Maximum 2 adults/4 children, only available for the 12 noon performances.
Groups 10+ £19.50 per ticket
Schools 10+ £10 per ticket
Schools 20+ £9 per ticket
Ice Creams available from McAllister’s (formerly Wilde Upstairs) and the Wilde Bar.
Order your drinks from the Wilde Bar to beat the interval rush.
To book group or schools tickets please call the box office on 01344 484123.

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