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The Railway Children: Theatre group This Is My Theatre returns to St Mary the Virgin Church in Stansted with a new adapation of Edith Nesbit's classic novel



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A brand new adaptation of Edith Nesbit's classic novel The Railway Children will be brought to life in the historic setting of Stansted's St Mary the Virgin Church this summer.

This Is My Theatre returns to the village on Saturday August 13 with its latest production that is sure to delight families as part of its national tour.

Director Sarah Slator said: “We are very much looking forward to our summer programme this year. We've selected titles and created adaptations to be fun and vibrant to capture imaginations and engage audiences of all ages.

The Railway Children is the latest production to take to the stage (57457282)
The Railway Children is the latest production to take to the stage (57457282)

"With live music throughout arranged by the company’s resident composer, Simon Stallard, our adaptation of Edith Nesbit’s much-loved novel is packed with merriment and misadventure and is sure to be all that This Is My Theatre audiences have come to love about our shows.”

The theatre group is a regular visitor to Stansted and specialises in performances in historic places and atmospheric settings.

Sarah added: "A new venture for us, we are really looking forward to crafting a unique adaptation that will remain faithful to the original text whilst suited to the beautiful venues we are due to visit. This will offer our younger and family audiences a magical telling and bring to life a truly beautiful story of fun, friendship and community."

This Is My Theatre performing Wind in the Willows outdoors (57457270)
This Is My Theatre performing Wind in the Willows outdoors (57457270)

The story centres on Roberta, Phyllis and Peter, who, when their father has to leave their London home unexpectedly, travel with their mother to start a new life in rural Yorkshire.

Their love of trains and the nearby railway line lead to new friendships and adventures, but the mystery of why their father doesn’t return remains and they must find out and help him come home.

​"Whilst written more than a century ago, this charming children’s novel still inspires all ages, and with folk music throughout, everyone will have their hearts warmed with this captivating adaptation," said Sarah.

Tickets are available from www.thisismytheatre.com/the-railway-children.

The theatre company's production of The Snow Queen (57457276)
The theatre company's production of The Snow Queen (57457276)


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