The Railway Children Steams into Broadway Cinema
12th February 2016
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The Railway Children steams into Broadway Cinema, Letchworth Garden City this Easter

This Easter Monday Broadway Cinema will screen The Railway Children, a film of York Theatre Royal’s production performed last summer at the National Railway Museum, Yorkshire.

The film captures an imaginative stage adaptation of E Nesbit’s cherished novel on its return to its Yorkshire roots, and features the original locomotive from the original 1970 film.


The Railway Children follows the story of Roberta (Bobbie), Peter and Phyllis, three sheltered siblings who suffer a huge upheaval when their father, who works for the Foreign Office, is taken away from their London home and falsely imprisoned. The children and their mother, now penniless, are forced to move from London to rural Yorkshire near a railway line. The story deals with themes of justice, the importance of family and the kindness of strangers.

Jason Valentine, Venues Manager for Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation who run Broadway Cinema said: “It’s an inspiring story of children having battling for what they believe to be right, helped by great characters such as the station master and a kindly gentleman they befriend. With added adventure and a spy drama thrown in, it’s easy to see why it’s become a timeless classic.”

The drama was filmed with seven cameras by an expert team, who navigate the unique staging including moving platforms, props and rail carts.

The Railway Children stage show is currently running at the Kings Cross Theatre, London.


Tickets for the screening at Broadway Cinema cost £15 for Monday 28 March or £10 for the encore screening on Sunday 3 April. Both start at 4.30pm, and tickets include a pre-film glass of wine or orange juice. Further details are available from the cinema or its website:

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