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★★★★'Unbeatable. A delightful production' Evening Standard

About The Railway Children

All aboard! The stunning adaptation of E Nesbit’s classic novel The Railway Children arrives at London's King's Cross Station.  

Set in a brand new, purpose built 1,000 seat venue, The Railway Children features a stage built around a real train track, and a beautiful 60 tonne vintage locomotive that steams into the theatre to delight all ages.

A truly unique theatrical experience, The Railway Children returns to London after winning the Olivier Award for Best Entertainment in its previous home at Waterloo.

★★★★ 'An enchanting steam-powered family show - spirited, inventive and magical' Time Out

★★★★ 'A glorious adaptation of E Nesbit's children's classic' Guardian

★★★★ 'There were shrieks of excitement from the stalls and the watching children were round-eyed in amazement' Independent

★★★★'Unbeatable. A delightful production' Evening Standard

★★★★ 'A runaway success' Observer

★★★★ 'A triumph of atmospheric invention' Guardian

Don't miss your chance to join Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis on the adventure of a lifetime as they tell the story of how they became The Railway Children.

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The Railway Children Customer Reviews

4.8 / 5 (16)
23 June

The story is a little slow, but that is the nature of the story. Loved the clever use of the tracks and the train was wonderful.

9 June

Good performance, interesting theatre. Something a bit different.

4 June

This was a superb production. The staging was original and we loved the way the scene changes were designed. The intimacy of the theatre made for excellent viewing, even if you were in the back row. The narration of the story by the characters themselves was a clever device and we really liked the twist at the very end. All in all, one of the best productions we have seen.

25 March

A wonderfully faithful adaptation staged with ingenuity and acted with fantastic energy.

23 February

Went to see the Railway Children with 4 generations - age 80 to 4. Firstly, London Theatre Direct was really helpful in booking us a group rate in really good seats. We loved the performance. The little ones (4,5 and 6) didn't quite follow the story but there was enough to keep them entertained. Older children, teenagers and adults alike were enthralled by the wonderful acting, clever presentation and amazing set, scenery and props. A couple of warnings - it's a longer walk from Kings Cross Station than we thought, the queue to enter the theatre was very long and quite squashy and seats next to the stage on the platform are excellent but chilly. Highly recommended. Read the book or become familiar with the story before you go.

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