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The Railway Children

HULL TRUCK THEATRE, Hull Truck Theatre , 50 Ferensway , Hull , HU2 8LB

27 Nov 2020 - 2 Jan 2021


Family Friendly

The wonderful Railway Children by E Nesbit, is Hull Truck’s 2020 Christmas production.

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Early Bird Offer – Get £3 off full price tickets for a max. of 6 people. Offer available until 30 June 2020.

This adaptation by Mike Kenny started off at the National Railway Museum in York where it ran in 2008 and 2009. The show then transferred to Waterloo International Railway Station where it ran for two seasons on the out of use platforms – this production earned the show a 2011 Olivier Award for Best Entertainment. Following that, it has had subsequent global outings, including a run in Toronto at Roundhouse Park in a purpose-built venue around railway tracks. The show also re-opened in London in December 2014 in the purpose-built Kings Cross Theatre, where it ran until January 2017.

The production will be directed by Hull Truck Theatre’s Artistic Director Mark Babych, who was Associate Director when it ran at London’s Waterloo Station. For 2020, Writer Mike Kenny will be revisiting his award-winning adaptation to include original songs and music, which have become a staple of Hull Truck Theatre’s festive shows. Hull audiences have enjoyed previous Christmas shows by Mike Kenny, including Cinderella (2014) and Sleeping Beauty (2015).

Hull Truck Theatre are committed to being as accessible as possible, both to current and new customers. If you’ve never visited Hull Truck Theatre before – or have, but not for theatre – why not see what we have to offer? The first performance of The Railway Children will be a Pay What You Can performance (27 November), where patrons can pay as little as £1 for a ticket.

Venue Details

Hull Truck Theatre ,
50 Ferensway ,
Hull ,

01482 323638



A pioneering theatre with a unique Northern Voice, locally rooted, global in outlook, inspiring artists, audiences and communities to reach their greatest potential. We produce and present inspiring theatre that reflects the diversity of a modern Britain. We provide the resources, space and support to grow people and ideas, are an ambassador for our city, a flagship for our region and a welcoming home for our communities. Through our work with schools and local communities we engage with thousands of young people, disabled groups and adults, offering opportunities to participate in the arts, whether as the first step into a career, a way to build confidence and meet new people, or as part of a rounded education. During our Year of Exceptional Drama as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017 we welcomed a record number of 108,000 audience members at our home in Hull and on tour around the UK. We were thrilled to work with a wide range of internationally renowned artists and companies to stage 13 home-produced plays, including 7 new commissions. We have announced our ambitious equality and diversity plans as part of our commitment to opening up access to all aspects of the theatre. The animation below details how and why we will be ensuring our doors are well and truly flung open to all. It was developed by the theatre’s Inclusion Action Group.


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