Don't miss Mike Kelly's acclaimed adaptation of an E. Nesbit classic.


Having delighted generations of readers since its first publication back in 1906, E. Nesbit's beloved novel, The Railway Children, has been given the theatre treatment by leading English writer Mike Kenny. The play will be performed 13 times at The Redgrave Theatre from Thursday 29th November-Thursday 13th December 2018, with tickets on sale now - book yours now before it's too late!


The Railway Children tells the story of three children forced to face the anxieties of growing up in order to learn the things in life that really matter. The classic story is one of Edwardian England on the brink of major change, and, of course, of the Golden Age of British steam railways.


Following the abrupt imprisonment of their father, Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis move to rural Yorkshire with their mother, leaving behind a comfortable and safe experience to find a brand-new world of insecurity and hardship. What they also encounter, though, is love, resilience and humanity.


Mike Kenny's wonderfully imaginative adaptation of the original E. Nesbit novel has wowed audiences worldwide, breaking box office records at the National Rail Museum in York and Waterloo Station in recent years.


Bristol Old Vic Theatre School is proud to be returned to The Redgrave to present this perfect Christmas tale - one of the extraordinary things we can achieve when we all look out for each other.