The runaway hit The Railway Children has been extended until 30 October following the huge response from the audience. The Olivier Award-winning show will continue at the King’s Cross Theatre. The show was earlier booked till 10 April. It is a classical children’s story by E Nesbit and has a railway inspired set that has attracted family crowd. It may be noted that the show has been extended for the fourth time going to prove its popularity following the premier that happened in December 2014.
The family hit was first showcased in Waterloo in the year 2010. It was at this time the Mike Kenny’s adaptation received the Olivier Award for Best Entertainment. The demand has brought the play back to King’s Cross Theatre. The novelty of the show is that audiences were allowed to sit on the platform that was built on both the sides of the railway track running a live steam locomotive positioned at the centre of the stage. The play is directed by Damian Cruden, depicting the tale of three siblings, Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis, whose lives take a new direction after the disappearance of their father. The siblings along with their mother move to Yorkshire and life changes forever with a new friendship in the form of a railway porter, Perks.
The cast includes Caroline Harker, Matt Jessup, Sophie Ablett and Beth Lilly playing the family and Shaun Williamson of EastEnders, Mr Perks. The tickets are available for booking till 12 February. There are annual discounts also available.