Review... The Railway Children at Curve, Leicester.

E. Nesbit’s classic novel The Railway Children is brought thrillingly to life in a stunning new stage production.

This best-loved tale, made famous by the iconic 1970 movie starring Jenny Agutter and Bernard Cribbins, delivers a compelling coming of age story and a fascinating insight into Edwardian rural life.

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When their father mysteriously disappears with two strangers one evening, the lives of Roberta, Peter and Phyllis are turned upside down. Forced to leave the comforts of their privileged London life in exchange for a simple existence in the depths of the Yorkshire countryside, this fractured family soon discover new friendships and an unexpected secret that will change their lives forever.

Complete with beautiful period costumes and ingenious designs, this new production is a joy.

All the characters are just as you would remember from the original film, showcasing a great family dynamic with some truly wonderful performances.


John (perks son) brings the comedy throughout the performance with his one liners and brilliantly comedic timing, alongside the "old gentleman" riding on the "train" who kept the audience laughing throughout.

Perks is a real star, keeping the performance entertaining from beginning to end with his witty narration. The final scene is pure magic and a tribute to the original film -  a real goosebumps moment!

The Railway Children is a joy for all ages. Visit for more details and tickets.