This Easter Monday (March 28) will see a special film of York Theatre Royal’s Olivier award-winning production of the The Railway Children screened in cinemas nationwide.
Performed during the summer of 2015 at the National Railway Museum in Yorkshire, this imaginative stage adaptation of E. Nesbit’s cherished novel will be screened at cinemas nationwide on Easter Monday (March 28). Filmed with seven cameras under the direction of Ross MacGibbon, who navigates the unique staging including moving platforms, props and rail carts, the film captures every moment of Mike Kenny and Damian Cruden’s fast-paced production.
Ross MacGibbon comments: “This captivating production, steeped in nostalgia, is filled with moments of despair, joy, kindness and hope. I think audiences of all ages will respond to its family drama, timeless characters and their individual stories.”
York Theatre Royal’s stage production of The Railway Children was first performed at the National Railway Museum in 2008 before touring the world to huge critical acclaim. “It’s phenomenally contemporary when you read it,” says writer Mike Kenny, who first adapted The Railway Children for York Theatre Royal in 2008. “It has the wrongful arrest, the selling of state secrets. There’s a mother taking the children a long way away, and not communicating with them about it. The children end up building relationships with people they’d normally never have met, so there’s an interesting class tension there.”
For tickets and further information go to www.railwaychildrenfilm.com