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The (Fletton) Railway Children

Wed 26 Oct 2016 - Sat 5 Nov 2016
  • Age Guidance:11+
  • Duration:Approx. 2 hrs with interval

       E. Nesbit's classic transported to 1960s Peterborough

Playwright Julie Mayhew has taken Edith Nesbit's famous story and transported the much-loved characters to 1960s Peterborough and the last days of steam.

When their father is wrongly imprisoned, siblings Bobbie, Phyllis and Peter leave London and "play at being poor for a bit". In this nostalgic adaptation, the children recount their days as ‘Railway Children' absorbed into the lives of the characters at Peterborough East station.

Set in the wake of Dr Beeching's railway cuts, and against a backdrop of Beatlemania, Beatnik poetry and Cold War secrecy, The (Fletton) Railway Children explores loss of innocence, teenage rebellion and the feeling of belonging to a time of cultural change and new beginnings.

Performing at our Peterborough theatre space, The Undercroft, at Serpentine Green Shopping Centre!

Warm hearted adaptation successfully connects Nesbit’s well-loved story to Peterborough’s past

The Stage

Fiona Rigler’s set design really stands out and transports you back to the 60s with ease...Remember the actors names and where you saw them first. These are future stars of big budget West End shows

ESP Magazine

Told with such glee and enjoyment it is infectious

Peterborough Telegraph

Charlotte Ellen


Lianne Harvey


Lily Howkins


Lewys Taylor

Poppy Rowley


Julie Mayhew


Assistant Director

Bethany Kapil

Set & Costume Designer

Fiona Rigler

Stage Manager

Helen Fagelman

Sound Designer

Benny Turner

Lighting Designer

Penny Griffin