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The Railway Children

  • By E Nesbit
  • Adapted by Mike Kenny
  • Directed by Mark Babych

This show has been rescheduled from 2020.

All previously booked tickets have been automatically transferred. You can find details of your new show date by visiting the MORE INFO tab.

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All aboard as E Nesbit's classic story steams into Hull this Christmas!

Join Bobby, Peter and Phyllis in this warm-hearted, uplifting tale of hope, friendship and family. With their Father gone, the family is forced to leave their comfortable home in London. Here in Yorkshire they experience a life of adventure by the railway, whilst struggling to make ends meet. Through the kindness and generosity of friends and neighbours they continue to have faith that it’ll all come right in the end.

Mike Kenny (Cinderella & Sleeping Beauty) has revisited his award-winning adaptation to include the original songs that have become a much-loved part of a Hull Truck Theatre Christmas show. Directed by Mark Babych and from the team who brought you Oliver Twist and Peter Pan, the delightful original music, toe-tapping dance routines and breath-taking set and costumes guarantee a treat for all the family to enjoy.

The Railway Children won an Olivier Award in 2011 and has been performed at the National Railway Museum York, Waterloo Station London, Roundhouse Park Toronto and Kings Cross Station London.

Relaxed | Audio Described | BSL Interpreted | Open Captions
Dates
Fri 26 November - Sun 02 January
Venue
The Heron, Hull Truck Theatre
Tickets
£29.50 - £10
Concessions available
Buy Tickets

This show has been rescheduled from 2020.

All previously booked tickets have been automatically transferred. You can find details of your new show date by visiting the MORE INFO tab.

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All aboard as E Nesbit's classic story steams into Hull this Christmas!

Join Bobby, Peter and Phyllis in this warm-hearted, uplifting tale of hope, friendship and family. With their Father gone, the family is forced to leave their comfortable home in London. Here in Yorkshire they experience a life of adventure by the railway, whilst struggling to make ends meet. Through the kindness and generosity of friends and neighbours they continue to have faith that it’ll all come right in the end.

Mike Kenny (Cinderella & Sleeping Beauty) has revisited his award-winning adaptation to include the original songs that have become a much-loved part of a Hull Truck Theatre Christmas show. Directed by Mark Babych and from the team who brought you Oliver Twist and Peter Pan, the delightful original music, toe-tapping dance routines and breath-taking set and costumes guarantee a treat for all the family to enjoy.

The Railway Children won an Olivier Award in 2011 and has been performed at the National Railway Museum York, Waterloo Station London, Roundhouse Park Toronto and Kings Cross Station London.

Relaxed | Audio Described | BSL Interpreted | Open Captions

Event Details

For all previously booked tickets you can find details of your new show date by CLICKING HERE.

If you would prefer to watch the show from home you can purchase an online ticket:

Livestream - you can watch the livestream performance on Fri 3 Dec, 7.30pm by CLICKING HERE. The show is not available to watch again afterwards.

On Demand - You can watch the show between Mon 6 Dec - Wed 5 Jan if you  purchase an on demand ticket by CLICKING HERE. Please disregard the time on the event/ticket. You will have 72 hours from the date you select, to watch the show.

Socially Distanced Performances - Wed 1 Dec, 7pm and Fri 17 Dec, 2pm

Recommended Age: 7+

Running Time: Approx 2 hours (including a break/interval)

Access Bookings: For any performances marked 'Sold Out' please contact the Box Office as we may still have wheelchair spaces and best view of caption screens/BSL interpreter seats available.

Touch Tour - Sat 18 Dec, 12.30pm (places must be booked in advance with the Box Office)

Audio Described Performance - Sat 18 Dec, 2pm

BSL Interpreted Performance - Wed 29 Dec, 7pm

Captioned Performance (Open) - Thu 30 Dec, 2pm

Relaxed Performances - Thu 16 Dec, 7pm and Sun 2 Jan, 2pm

 

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Touch Tours
Touch Tours are available 90 mins prior to the audio described show and last approx. 30 mins. Touch Tours allow blind and visually impaired patrons the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the set, costumes and props, ahead of the show. Places must be booked with the Box Office, 48hrs in advance.
Audio Description
Audio Description
Audio description provides information about the visual elements of a show. The Box Office provides infra-red headsets, upon request, and audio description is delivered live, in between dialogue.
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Captions
Theatre captions are similar to television subtitles and convert spoken word in to visible text that provides those who are Deaf, deafened or hard of hearing with access to live performances.

Open captions are displayed on screens at either side of the stage for all audience members to view.

Closed captions can be viewed on your mobile device via a FREE app. These captions are usually available for events that are not at the theatre and are site specific.
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British Sign Language (BSL)
British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted performances enable Deaf BSL users to understand the performance through the signs of an interpreter. The position of the BSL interpreter will usually be indicated on the seating plan.

Integrated BSL - performances with integrated BSL interpretation involve the interpreter being part of the action onstage.
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Relaxed Performances
Relaxed performances are specifically designed to welcome people who will benefit from a more relaxed environment and include additional lighting and a friendly attitude to noise and movement in the auditorium. We can also offer some extra space if you need it, just let us know. If you have any concerns about special effects or show content please contact the Box Office.

Creative Team

Writer E Nesbit

Adapted by Mike Kenny

Director Mark Babych

Set and LX Design Ciaran Bagnall

Songs and Lyrics by John Biddle & Mike Kenny 

Composer John Biddle

Musical Director Sonum Batra

Sound Designer Mathew Clowes

Costume Designer Sian Thomas

Movement Director Jon Beney

Company Stage Manager Shona Wright

Deputy Stage Manager Jane Williamson

Assistant Stage Manager Rebecca Maguire

Cast

TRC Robyn

Robyn McIntyre Phyllis

TRC David

David Fallon Peter

TRC Gina

Gina Jamieson Bobby

TRC Kate

Kate Hampson Mother / Mrs Perks

TRC Niall

Niall Costigan Father / Mr Perks

TRC Claire

Claire Storey Cook / Mrs Viney

TRC Daniel

Daniel Reid-Walters Mr Schepansky / Butler / Jim

TRC Guy

Guy Burgess Doctor / Old Gentleman

Katie RC

Katie Norris Ensemble / Swing

 

Sophie RC

Sophie Bevan Ensemble / Swing

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Wed 01 December
1:30PM
Wed 01 December
*This performance is socially distanced.
LOW AVAILABILITY
7:00PM
Thu 02 December
10:15AM
Thu 02 December
7:00PM
Fri 03 December
LOW AVAILABILITY
10:15AM
Fri 03 December
LOW AVAILABILITY
7:00PM
Sat 04 December
LOW AVAILABILITY
2:00PM
Sat 04 December
7:00PM
Mon 06 December
LOW AVAILABILITY
10:15AM
Mon 06 December
1:30PM
Tue 07 December
10:15AM
Tue 07 December
1:30PM
Wed 08 December
10:15AM
Wed 08 December
1:30PM
Thu 09 December
10:15AM
Thu 09 December
7:00PM
Fri 10 December
10:15AM
Fri 10 December
7:00PM
Sat 11 December
2:00PM
Sat 11 December
7:00PM
Mon 13 December
10:15AM
Mon 13 December
1:30PM
Tue 14 December
LOW AVAILABILITY
10:15AM
Tue 14 December
1:30PM
Wed 15 December
10:15AM
Wed 15 December
1:30PM
Thu 16 December
10:15AM
Thu 16 December
Access: Relaxed *This is a relaxed performance.
7:00PM
Fri 17 December
*This performance is socially distanced
LOW AVAILABILITY
2:00PM
Fri 17 December
7:00PM
Sat 18 December
Access: Audio Described *This is an Audio Described performance .
2:00PM
Sat 18 December
7:00PM
Mon 20 December
2:00PM
Mon 20 December
7:00PM
Tue 21 December
2:00PM
Tue 21 December
7:00PM
Wed 22 December
2:00PM
Wed 22 December
7:00PM
Thu 23 December
2:00PM
Thu 23 December
7:00PM
Fri 24 December
11:00AM
Fri 24 December
4:00PM
Tue 28 December
LOW AVAILABILITY
2:00PM
Tue 28 December
LOW AVAILABILITY
7:00PM
Wed 29 December
2:00PM
Wed 29 December
Access: BSL Interpreted *This is a BSL interpreted performance.
7:00PM
Thu 30 December
Access: Open Captions *This performance has open captions.
2:00PM
Thu 30 December
7:00PM
Fri 31 December
12:00PM
Fri 31 December
4:00PM
Sun 02 January
Access: Relaxed *This is a relaxed performance.
2:00PM
Sun 02 January
7:00PM

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