Classic tale set on the railway

By Surrey and Hants News in Arts

The Yvonne Arnaud Youth Theatre presents a new musical adaptation of E Nesbit’s classic tale of adventure, discovery and friendship, The Railway Children, at the Mill Studio at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre from July 26th to August 1st.

Roberta, Peter and Phyllis have their lives turned upside down when their father mysteriously has to go away with two strangers in the night. They have to move from their comfortable London home to go and live in a simple country cottage, where Mother writes books to make ends meet.

They soon come to love the railway that runs near their cottage, and they make a habit of waving to the Old Gentleman who rides on it. The railway becomes the centre of their new life, but little do they know what wonders and changes it will bring to them – maybe even the answer to Father’s disappearance…

Not only will this production play in the Guildford Theatre’s Mill Studio, but the young cast will also tour with the show in August, performing at Hollycombe Steam Collection, Didcot Railway Centre and The Watercress Line.

For tickets call the box office on 01483 440000 or visit