Family theatre breaks for The Railway Children
Family favourite, The Railway Children, delighted children and adults alike in the purpose built 1,000 seater Kings Cross Theatre.
Railway Children Theatre Breaks
The magical film starring Jenny Agutter and Bernard Cribbins was first adapted for the stage back in 2010. Originally shown at the York Royal Theatre, it then moved to the form Eurostar terminal at Waterloo Station, before finding a more permanent home in Kings Cross in January 2015.
E. Nesbit’s classic story of siblings Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis who are forced to move, with their mother, from London to the country after their father is wrongly imprisoned has been adapted for the stage by Mike Kelly and features a beautiful 60-tonne locomotive that steams into the theatre to the delight of all ages.
With children friendly performance times through-out the week and extra shows during the school holidays, don’t miss the chance to enjoy a family theatre break in London.
Railway Children Theatre Breaks Show File
Theatre: Kings Cross theatre, Corner of King’s Boulevard and Good’s Way, King’s Cross, London N1
Nearest tube station: Kings Cross on Piccadilly, Victoria, Northern, Metropolitan and Circle lines
Opened: 14th January 2015
Closes : 8th January 2017
Performance times: Wednesdays at 1430 & 1930; Thursdays at 1430; Saturdays at 1300 & 1630; Sundays at 1400. Extra performances during school holidays
Closest Family Hotels : With good sized family rooms and an indoor swimming pool the 4 star Holiday Inn Kings Cross Bloomsbury is an ideal hotel in which to spend a London Theatre Break with children. Or there’s the 3 star Best Western Highbury hotel in nearby Finsbury Park (one stop away from Kings Cross on the tube) which again offers good sized family rooms for up to 4 people and is situated opposite the splendid greenery of Finsbury Park itself.
We stayed at the Holiday Inn Fitzrovia, the staff were in the main very good and the hotel room was clean with a super shower and comfortable bed. We’d walked an awful lot and when we arrived at the King’s Cross Theatre to see The Railway Children, we were worried we’d fall asleep. How wrong were we. It was a fantastic interpretation of the novel, and cleverly staged, so that you were constantly entertained with moving stage parts, actors moving around and the train entering the theatre. My husband and I both thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend this production to anyone.