The Railway Children at the Stockport Plaza

The Railway Children
The Railway Children

As we head into the Easter weekend The Stockport Plaza has the perfect family day out for all ages on Easter Monday – March 28 – with the behind-the-scenes tour at 11am.

That will be followed by a screening at 3pm of the stage production from Yorkshire of The Railway Children.

E Nesbit’s tale follows the story of Roberta (Bobbie), Phyllis and Peter, three sheltered siblings who suffer a huge upheaval when their father, who works for the Foreign Office, is taken away from their London home and falsely imprisoned.

The children and their mother, now penniless, are forced to move from London to rural Yorkshire near a railway line.

The story deals with themes of justice, the importance of family and the kindness of strangers.

York Theatre Royal’s Olivier Award-winning production of Mike Kenny and Damian Cruden’s imaginative stage adaptation is directed for the screen by International Emmy winner Ross MacGibbon.

The filmed event from the National Railway Museum in Yorkshire features the original locomotive from the much loved 1970 film.

For tickets or information, call 0161 477 7779 or by visit The Plaza website.