The Railway Children (2016)


A film of York Theatre Royal’s Olivier award-winning production at the National Railway Museum captures Mike Kenny and Damian Cruden’s imaginative stage adaptation of E. Nesbit’s cherished novel and features the original locomotive from the much-loved original 1970 film.

Filmed with seven cameras by an expert team the film captures every moment of the fast-paced production.The film of The Railway Children is directed by International Emmy award-winning Ross MacGibbon, whose recent stage-to-screen adaptations have included Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, The Importance of Being Earnest with David Suchet and Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure from The Globe Theatre. Martin Barrass (Emmerdale, The Bill, Heartbeat) gives a standout performance as Albert Perks.

The film is produced by Anne Beresford and Debbie Gray, who together produced Maxine Peake as Hamlet and Peter Grimes on Aldeburgh Beach, both shown in UK cinemas and on British television.