Chuff, chuff, chuff to South Hill Park
WITH half term just around the corner, what better way to keep the children entertained than with a much-loved literary classic come to life on the stage?
South Hill Park’s Wilde Theatre will provide the setting for Edith Nesbit’s classic family adventure of The Railway Children as it pulls into the station from Wednesday, October 25 to Saturday, 28 October.
Bobbie, Phyllis and Peter are uprooted from their London home to a small house in the rural countryside after their father is imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit.
Upon arrival, they long for the bustle of the city, but slowly start to embrace their new home once they discover the village railway station.
After meeting a collection of colourful characters they are soon involved in a plot to free their father and clear his name.
Adapted from the book first published in 1906, The Railway Children has since been brought to life for television, film and stage, delighting audiences for more than 100 years.
Director Joe Malyan (South Hill Park’s The Borrowers 2015, The Magic Finger 2016) returns with the creative team that brought audiences the summer classic, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, including ingenious set designer Victoria Spearing.
Inventive set design, creative costumes, and engaging performances by local talent are skilfully combined to make this well-crafted production one not to miss.
Tickets start from £20.50, with concessions available. To book, visit www.southhillpark. org.uk/events/the-railwaychildren or call the Box Office on 01344 484 123.