18 reviews, average rating:(2.3 Stars)
My kids and I are theatre buffs. I really hate to say it but the play ... more »
I am 13 years old and I really like musicals and plays but this one wasn'... more »
Maybe this will ignite some interest in the major part that railways playe... more »
The Railway Children at the Roundhouse Theatre in Toronto, ON, Ended 14 Aug 2011.
The London stage hit will open in Toronto in May. And a new, 1,000-seat, state-of-the-art theatre, The Roundhouse which is being built adjacent to Toronto's historic Roundhouse Park, at Bremner Blvd. and Lower Simcoe Street.
The Railway Children is based on the 1906 novel by beloved British author Edith Nesbit. It's about three children who are reduced to poverty when their father is unjustly arrested for being a spy, so they move to a cottage near a railway station in Yorkshire and take part in a series of adventures that touch on the true notion of human compassion.
Roundhouse Park is home to the Toronto Railway Historical Association.This close alliance with an existing railway museum closely echoes the play's 2008 beginnings at the National Railway Museum in York, England, which was followed by a 2010 run at Waterloo Station in London.
The director Cruden promises that the show's 14 adult and 10 children's roles will be cast with a 100 per cent Canadian ensemble.
The show's biggest star is a 60-tonne vintage steam locomotive.
Audience: The Railway Children is suitable for audiences of all ages.
Run Time: TBD
*Added shows - Thu May 26 2PM, Thu Jun 9 2PM, Thu Jun 23 2PM & Sun Jun 26 7PM
**There are no shows on May 29, Jun 12, 25
Please note: The term Roundhouse Theatre as well as all associated graphics, logos, and/or other tradermarks, tradenames or copyrights are the property of the Roundhouse Theatre and are used herein for factual descriptive purposes only. We are in no way associated with or authorized by the Roundhouse Theatre and neither that entity nor any of its affiliates have licensed or endorsed us to sell tickets, goods and or services in conjunction with their events.