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The Rondo Theatre in Larkhall, Bath, is excited to be staging E. Nesbit’s classic children’s tale, The Railway Children this November. This enchanting production runs from Thursday 24th November until Saturday 26th November at 7:30pm.

After the disappearance of their father, Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis move from their comfortable London home to a cottage in the Yorkshire countryside. There they make new friends and have many adventures, alongside their constant companion, the railway. 

Set in the golden age of steam, E. Nesbit’s much-loved classic novel has delighted generations of families since it was first published in 1906. Mike Kenny’s faithful adaptation played to critical acclaim at London’s Waterloo Station and the National Railway Museum in York. 

Expect stories of friendship and family, laughter and tears, and, of course, steam trains! 

Luke John Emmett, co-director said, “This is a truly enchanting adaptation of the story performed beautifully by our wonderful local cast. Everything that we’ve come to love about the story is there. Our favourite characters and of course the railway. There is something for everyone in this version of the story.”

Alana Wright, co-director, added, “It’s such a pleasure to bring this well-loved classic to the stage. Our cast are fantastic and the intimacy of the Rondo Theatre makes it the perfect venue.”

Some of the cast were lucky enough to spend a morning at the gorgeous Somerset and Dorset Railway at Midsomer Norton where they got to ride on the steam trains, drive on the engines and even change the signals. They also chatted to customers and volunteers about the production in full costume.

Grab a ticket to ride and hop on board for this production of the Railway Children this November at the Rondo Theatre. Tickets are available from the Rondo Theatre website –