Octagon Theatre Bolton
Based on the novel by E.Nesbit
Adapted for the stage by Janys Chambers
Directed by The Octagon Artistic Team

Join us this summer as we bring to life E. Nesbit’s beloved children’s novel, The Railway Children in a wonderful young people’s production. Performed by a cast of 100 young people alongside professional actors, this will be a joyous production full of adventure!

Bobby, Peter and Phyllis’ lives are turned upside down one night when their father leaves their family home with no explanation. Falling on hard times, they move with their mother to a cottage in the country where they soon discover new friendships and become fascinated by the nearby railway.

Aged 8-21? 

Do you want to be part of the cast? You don’t need any experience, just enthusiasm, willingness to try new things and be able to commit three weeks of your summer holiday to putting on a production!

Places are £120 per participant (Bursaries are available).

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Additional information


£6 (concessions available)

Image Credit

Original Photograph by Mark Latham


Tickets £6
Concessions £2 off

Show accessible performances only