Rail tale is a platform for talents

Gemma Wilson, Danielle Winter and Ryan Starling get ready for their appearance in The Railway Childr

Gemma Wilson, Danielle Winter and Ryan Starling get ready for their appearance in The Railway Children. - Credit: Submitted

Sheringham Little Theatre and North Norfolk Railway are joining forces to present the much loved classic story; The Railway Children.

A 10-strong cast couples up six repertory professional actors with four local faces keen to learn from the journey. The Railway Children runs between August 10 and 16 - one of six plays during the venue's summer drama season.

Director Amy Wyllie said the adaptation saw a tunnel and tracks on stage, and there would be sound effects but the locations, action and train were down to the cast to create with their descriptions and acting skills.

'The whole drama is a challenge because of the many locations involved, so everyone has to use their imaginations.'

Theatre director Debbie Thompson said they were keen to get children and families involved with the summer rep season. The Railway Children, using links with the North Norfolk Railway, was ideal.


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Discount deals for people visiting the show and the railway will be in operation.

And the railway is also staging special drop-in activities for children, linked to the classic adventure story, during the stage show's run.

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On Saturday, August 13, there will be a chance to meet the acting cast, in character, at Weybourne station from 10.30am.

And every day there will be fun events at the line's three main stations. At Sheringham youngsters can collect story packages, to enable them to write their own Railway Children inspired tale. At Weybourne there will be a large board game based on the story. And at Holt there will be a trail with clues and objects to find in and around the station yard.

r more information and tickets about the plays call the box office on 01263 822347, or visit www.sheringhamlittletheatre.com

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