New Cast Announcements For The Railway Children
It has been announced that Martin Barrass will join the Olivier Award-winning production of The Railway Children – Live on Stage as Mr Perks from the 17th of October. No stranger to the role, Martin first played the character in 2009 when the production was staged at York Theatre Royal.
The actor has appeared in a number of other stage and television roles including One Man Two Guvnors at the Theatre Royal Haymarket and Mike Conrad in Emmerdale.
The cast will also welcome Louisa Clein in the role of Phyllis, which she played in the original London production of the play in 2010 at Waterloo Station. Many theatregoers will recognise Louisa from her television appearance in Judge John Deed as Martin Shaw’s daughter, Charlie Deed. Coming from a musical background the actress has toured with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain as well as recently appeared in Crossing Jerusalem at London’s Park Theatre.
Other newcomers to cast who will be joining the children’s ensemble on stage include:
• Caroline Harker as Mother
• Clare Corbett as Mrs Perks
• Peter Gardiner as Doctor/Butler
• Jack Hardwick as Peter
• Mark Hawkins as Jim/District Super
• Connie Hyde as Mrs Viney
• Serena Manteghi as Bobbie
• Blair Plant as Father/Schepansky
• Moray Treadwell as the Old Gentleman
• Alex Wingfield as Train Man
The production, which opened in January of this year, is held in a 1,000 seat purpose built theatre and even features its own railway track and platforms. Based on the classic children’s book by Edith Nesbit, the story follows railway children Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis who move from London to Yorkshire after their father mysteriously disappears. After forming a close friendship with a local railway Porter they begin a new, exciting life in the countryside, however one question still remains – where is their father?
The production at King’s Cross Theatre is in support of the Railway Children Charity with £1 of every ticket sold donated to the charity. Click here to book now.
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