ALL aboard for a wonderful journey as Blyth Players prepare to bring you their latest production The Railway Children next month.
The classic E Nesbit tale, adapted by Dave Simpson, tells the story of a well-to-do family from London who are all happy until one day the father is mysteriously taken away.
Without his income their standard of living drops and they have to move into smaller cheaper accommodation in the country.
They soon make friends with the local station master and his family and form a fascination for trains as the line runs near to the bottom of their garden.
Eventually they find out the truth about their fathers disappearance and with the help of a kind gentleman the family are finally reunited.
Show spokesman Mick Taylor said this was an extra production which will be directed by Rebecca Nelson and feature junior-only cast members .
“Our July show is in addition to our normal scheduled productions, the next one being Stepping Out in October which has an all adult cast, he said.
“We decided to let the younger members have their own production, so the cast of The Railway Children are all under 18. Which means audiences can expect lots of fun and a certain unpredictability!”
Members aged eight to 17 were cast following auditions held in March and have been busy rehearsing ever since for what promises to be an interesting and exciting production.
The main cast consists of the three railway children Roberta (Georgina Brown), Phyllis (Elizabeth English) and Peter (George Earle). Their mother is played by Hattie McGowan.
Jimmy Cruickshanks plays the Station Master and narrator ‘Perks’, with Bethany Revell playing his wife and George Riley playing the Russian gentleman.
Tickets for the 7.15pm from Thursday 14th to Saturday 16th July are priced £5.50 adults, £4.50 concessions and can be bought by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01909 531289.
We have teamed up with show organisers to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a family ticket to see the show on Thursday 14th July at Barnby Memorial Hall.
n To be in the with the chance of winning, simply answer the following question.
Q) Who wrote The Railway Children?
Mark your entry ‘Railway Children competition’ and email it to email@example.com or send it by post to: The Worksop Guardian, 21-27 Ryton Street, Worksop, Notts.
The closing date for entries is Friday 8th July. We will contact the winner by phone so do not forget to include a daytime contact number.
Normal Guardian competition rules apply.