The Railway Children (stage version)
Paperback, 80 pages ISBN: 9781848421318Publication Date:
28 Oct 2010
Size: 198mm x 129mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
EPUB, 80 pages ISBN: 9781780014975Publication Date:
15 Sep 2014
£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
First Staged:
National Railway Museum, York, 2008, then Platform 24, Waterloo Station, London, 2010

The Railway Children (stage version)

By E. Nesbit Adapted by Mike Kenny

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Mike Kenny's imaginative stage adaptation of E. Nesbit's much-loved children's classic.

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.

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.’ So this version of The Railway Children, which offers three plum roles for young performers, is eminently suitable for schools, youth theatres and drama groups - anywhere, in fact, where the cry of ‘Daddy! My Daddy!' is likely to provoke a tear.

Mike Kenny's version of The Railway Children was first staged at the National Railway Museum in York in 2008, before receiving a major production at Waterloo Station in London in 2010.

Press Quotes

'Lavish, warm-hearted... one of the very finest children’s stories of the 20th century, and it is served superbly by Mike Kenny’s adaptation'

Whatsonstage.com

'This glorious adaptation... profoundly moving... it never for a moment runs out of steam'

Guardian

'Mike Kenny's script provides everything needed for a cracking evening at the theatre.'

Amateur Stage

'Mike Kenny’s adaptation shows his mastery of playwriting for children and families... adults and children alike are enthralled by the clever mix of imagination and reality'

Financial Times
Paperback, 80 pages ISBN: 9781848421318Publication Date:
28 Oct 2010
Size: 198mm x 129mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
EPUB, 80 pages ISBN: 9781780014975Publication Date:
15 Sep 2014
£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)

Also by Mike Kenny:

The Wind in the Willows (stage version)

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