A different theatrical experience

Today we went to see York Theatre Royal‘s production of The Railway Children at the National Railway Museum.

It was fantastic! The staging was particularly novel, being centred around a length of railway track (the production was presented in one of the ‘sheds’ usually filled with locomotives); seating being arranged either side (‘Platform 1’ or ‘Platform 2’).

‘Wagons’ were used which bridged the track, and allowed for the scenes to be changed virtually seamlessly. A ‘proper’ steam loco also made an appearance in the production.

The wife and I found ourselves nearly weeping a quite a few points and, whilst it didn’t have the same effect on the kids, they were utterly rapt by the performance.

Anyway. I’d recommend that you see it 🙂