The Railway Children
by E. Nesbit,
adapted by Mike Kenny
Neston Civic Hall
16th to 19th November, 2022
Edith Nesbit's children's classic, originally published in 1905, is brought to the stage in this adaptation by Mike Kenny, first performed at the National Railway Museum in York in 2008.
As Mike Kenny says of his remarkably faithful adaptation, 'You don't need a real train to perform this play… the most powerful prop is the imagination of the audience, the most effective tool the skill of the actors.'
Famously filmed, this story of a prosperous Edwardian family - mother and three children - forced into near-penury in the rural north of England captures the anxieties and exhilarations of childhood with great tenderness and insight. And as anyone who has read the book or watched the film knows, the cry of 'Daddy! My Daddy!' is bound to provoke a tear, so don't forget to bring your hankies!
The directors for this production are Ruth Stenhouse and Stuart Rathe.
Presentation Evening - following feedback at the AGM, the date for the presentation evening has been changed to be more convenient for Neston Players members. It will now be held on Tuesday 28th June, doors open at 6.45pm for a 7.00pm start. Come along and find out more about how you can be involved. Everybody welcome.
Auditions - will be held on Sunday 10th July at NCYC
Rehearsals begin in September.