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The Railway Children
a thrilling and ultimately heart warming new musical by Stephen Kingsbury and Ben Sleep

"But nothing this perfect lasts forever. How can it?"

Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis and their mother are forced to move from London to "Three Chimneys", a small house in the country near the railway, after their father is imprisoned as a result of being falsely accused of selling state secrets. The children become friendly with Perks, the station porter, and with the Old Gentleman who regularly takes the 9:15 train. Danger and heroism are just along the track!

Our show tells the thrilling and moving story of how Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis became The Railway Children. It contains all the excitement and emotion of Edith Nesbit's subtle critique of the English class system, and aims to bring the delights of this literary classic to yet another generation.

The 2016 tour produced by talkingScarlet has been packing them in at theatres around the UK, including Windsor, Cheltenham, Derry , Buxton, Gloucester, Blackpool, Eastbourne, Basingstoke and Portsmouth with yet another tour planned for 2017.

Performance from the Theatre Royal, Windsor, June 2016:



The Railway Children

"This is your station too, dear friends.
And so our little journey ends"


For further information please contact:
Michele Milburn
of Milburn Browning Associates

All materials displayed here are the property of the writers and may not be reproduced or performed without their express permission.
The writers would also like to extend their thanks to the cast and crew of the recent tour of The Railway Children: James Campbell, Carly Day, Jojo Entwistle, Sophie Holt, Mark Hutchinson, Bex Roberts, Alyssa Tuck, Rachel Dingle and also to Kieran, Zoe and Lucy.


Some reviews and tweets from the 2016 UK tour
  • Buxton Opera House

  • "Just saw the beautiful musical production of The Railway Children by @talking Scarlet in Croydon. Brilliant cast. On tour now. Go see it!"

  • ...absolutely wonderful, delightful, charming, everything it should have been and more, from the first moment we were swept away and along on the most lovely story, cried my eyes out!"

  • If you get the chance to see the @talkingScarlet production of The Railway Children, do go. You won't regret it."