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All aboard for iconic The Railway Children at The Angles Theatre, Wisbech this week

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One of the best loved coming of age stories - 'The Railway Children' - made famous by the iconic 1970 film gets the stage treatment this week at the Angles Theatre in Wisbech.

The curtain goes up on this tale of Edwardian rural life tomorrow (Thursday) with performances on Friday and Saturday also.

The Railway Children follows the story of Bobbie (played by Harriet Kember Whitfield), Peter (Billy Garner) and Phyllis (Rebecca Phillips-Bartlett), three children whose lives change dramatically when their father (Kevin Shippey) is mysteriously taken away.

the Railway Children is at The Angles Theatre in Wisbech this week. (16011173)
the Railway Children is at The Angles Theatre in Wisbech this week. (16011173)

The children and their mother (Wendy Coles), now penniless, are forced to move from London to a cottage in rural Yorkshire.

There they befriend the railway porter, Albert Perks (Ian Jones) and embark on a magical journey of discovery, friendship and adventure, but the mystery remains: where is Father and is he ever coming back?

The director, Rob Williams says that “the team have navigated the show with clever staging to recreate the iconic Oakworth train station in such a small performance space”.

Steeped in nostalgia and charm, re-live the heart-felt moment Bobbie gasps ‘Daddy my, Daddy’ and join Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis on the adventure of a lifetime as they tell the story of how they became The Railway Children.

Performances Thursday and Friday at 7.30 pm and on Saturday 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets from £11.

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