Actor Shaun Williamson is now playing Mr Perks in The Railway Children – Live on Stage.

Shaun Williamson as Mr Perks in The Railway Children.

Shaun Williamson as Mr Perks in The Railway Children.

Accompanying Shaun are new cast members Sophie Ablett as Bobbie, Beth Lilly as Phyllis, Matt Jessup as Peter and Lindsay Allen as Mrs Perks. They join Caroline Harker as Mother, Peter Gardiner as Doctor/Butler, Mark Hawkins as Jim/District Super, Connie Hyde as Mrs Viney, Blair Plant as Father/Schepansky, and Moray Treadwell as the Old Gentleman, as well as Helen Brampton, Rebecca Brierley, Timothy George and Daniel Griffin, plus a children’s ensemble of three teams of 10 children aged between 9 and 15.

Celebrating its first anniversary last month (January), The Railway Children opened at the King’s Cross Theatre in London on January 14, 2015.

The Railway Children is performed within a purpose-built 1,000-seat theatre, complete with railway track and platforms, which were specially created for the production. A York Theatre Royal production in association with the National Railway Museum, The Railway Children features a real steam locomotive and vintage carriage, originally built in 1896.

2016 also marks the 110th anniversary of the publication of Edith Nesbit’s classic children’s book. The Railway Children is currently booking until April 10, 2016. For more information visit

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