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 🙂