The film captures Mike Kenny and Damian Cruden’s Olivier-award-winning stage adaptation of E. Nesbit’s cherished novel on its return to its Yorkshire roots, and features the original locomotive from the much-loved original 1970 film. Filmed with 7 cameras by an expert team and directed by Emmy award-winning Ross MacGibbon.
'The Railway Children' follows the story of Roberta (Bobbie), Peter and Phyllis, 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.
✮✮✮✮ “Spectacular”– Neil Norman, Sunday Express